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Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology BS

Michael J. Parthum Sr., Program Chair
(585) 475-7362, mjpeme@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/cast/mmet/

Program overview

With the increased complexity of products and production design, which includes the integration of electronics with mechanical and electrical components, there is a growing need for professionals who have a strong foundation in the electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing disciplines. The electrical mechanical engineering technology major prepares students for professional careers in the broad field of engineering technology, where an integration of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing disciplines is important. Core courses cover electricity, electronics, microprocessors, mechanics, materials, thermal science, solid modeling, and manufacturing processes. In addition, students take general education courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, communications, programming, and the liberal arts. The major provides the maximum amount of flexibility in transfer from other RIT programs and a variety of two-year programs, including engineering science and engineering technology.

Accreditation

The electrical mechanical engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Curriculum

Electrical mechanical engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
MFET-105 Machine Tools Lab 1
MFET-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
MATH-171 LAS Perspective 7A: Calculus A 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
MCET-110, 111 Foundations of Metals and Characterization of Metals and Lab 3
EEET-111, 112 DC Circuits and Lab 4
MCET-150 Engineering Communications and Tolerancing 3
PHYS-111 LAS Perspective 5: College Physics  4
MATH-172 LAS Perspective 7B: Calculus B 3
  YearOne 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MCET-220 Principles of Statics 3
COMM-203 Effective Technical Communication 3
MFET-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
MATH-211 Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations 3
PHYS-112 College Physics II 4
EEET-121, 122 AC Circuits and Lab 4
EMET-290 Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
EEET-225, 226 Electronic Amplifiers and Lab 3
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics I  3
CPET-121 Computational Problem Solving I 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
Third Year
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
MFET-340, 341 Automation Control Systems and Lab 3
MCET-210, 211 Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials and Characterization of Non-Metallic Materials Lab 3
EEET-247, 248 Microprocessors and Digital Systems and Lab 3
  LAS Perspective 2 3
EMET-299 Cooperative Education Preparation 0
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (spring, summer) Co-op
Fourth Year
EEET-241, 242 Electric Machines and Transformers and Lab 3
MCET-430, 530 Thermal Fluid Systems I, II 6
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
MFET-436 Engineering Economics 3
CHMG-131 LAS Perspective 6: General Chemistry for Engineers 3
EMET-419 Experimental Methods for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology (WI) 3
EEET-435 Process Control and Instrumentation 3
  LAS Perspective 3 3
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
Fifth Year
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (fall) Co-op
  LAS Perspective 4 3
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  Free Elective 1, 2 6
  Technical Elective 1 3
MCET-535 Thermal Fluid Systems Project 2
Total Semester Credit Hours 128

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.

† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2014-15 academic year.

Accelerated dual degree option

An accelerated dual degree option allows students to earn a BS in electrical/mechanical engineering technology and an MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration in five years.

Electrical mechanical engineering technology, BS degree/Manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
MFET-105 Machine Tools Lab 1
MFET-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
MATH-171 LAS Perspective 7A: Calculus A  3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
MCET-110, 111 Foundations of Metals and Characterization of Metals Lab  3
EEET-111, 112 DC Circuits and Lab 4
MCET-150 Engineering Communications and Tolerancing 3
PHYS-111 LAS Perspective 5: College Physics  4
MATH-172 LAS Perspective 7B: Calculus B 3
  YearOne 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MCET-220 Principles of Statics 3
COMM-203 Effective Technical Communications 3
MFET-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
MATH-211 Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations 3
PHYS-112 College Physics II 4
EEET-121, 122 AC Circuits and Lab 4
EMET-290 Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
EEET-225, 226 Electronic Amplifiers and Lab 3
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics I  3
CPET-121 Computational Problem Solving I 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
EMET-299 Co-op Preparation 0
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
Third Year
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
MCET-430 Thermal Fluid Systems I 3
MCET-210, 211 Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials and Lab 3
EEET-247, 248 Microprocessors and Digital Systems and Lab 3
MFET-650 Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals 3
EMET-419 Experimental Methods (WI) 3
MCET-530 Thermal Fluid Systems II 3
  LAS Perspective 2 3
CQAS-682 Six Sigma Fundamentals 3
  Graduate Concentration Course 3
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
Fourth Year
MFET-340, 341 Automation Control Systems and Lab 3
EEET-241, 242 Electric Machines and Transformers and Lab 3
MFET-436 Engineering Ergonomics 3
CHMG-131 LAS Perspective 6: General Chemistry for Engineers 3
CQAS-670 Designing Experiments for Process 3
EEET-435 Process Control and Instrumentation 3
MCET-535 Thermal Fluid Systems Lab 2
  LAS Perspective 3 3
  LAS Immersion 1 3
  Graduate Concentration Course 3
GRCS-701 Research Methods 3
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (spring, summer) Co-op
Fifth Year
GRCS-702 Graduate Writing Strategies 3
DECS-744 Project Management 3
  Graduate Concentration Course 3
ACCT-703 Accounting for Decision Makers 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   MFET-788    Thesis Prep  
      Elective  
Choose one of the following: 3
     Capstone Project  
     Thesis  
     Comprehensive Exam  
  LAS Immersion 2, 3 6
  LAS Perspective 4 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 155

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.

† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2014-15 academic year.

Additional information

Part-time study

Students who are employed full time may pursue the major on a part-time basis by taking the upper-division portion of the curriculum during day or evening hours. It is recommended that students take one to two courses per semester. Students also may elect certain courses from other engineering technology majors, with department approval.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

With both the increased complexity of product design and the merger of mechanical and electrical aspects of design, there is a growing need for professionals who have a strong foundation in the electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing disciplines.

Goals

The program prepares students for professional careers in the broad field of engineering technology, where an integration of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing disciplines is important. The program provides the maximum amount of flexibility in transfer from other RIT programs and a variety of two-year programs, including engineering science and engineering technology.

Accreditation

The electrical/mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Accelerated dual degree

The college offers an accelerated dual degree. The option allows students to earn a BS in electrical/mechanical engineering technology and an MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration in five years. For further information, please contact an adviser.

Curriculum

The program’s core covers the disciplines of electricity, electronics, microprocessors, mechanics, materials, thermal science, solid modeling, and manufacturing processes. After completing the core, students may select a technical concentration, which consists of three courses in a particular discipline. Students may use this concentration to either tailor the degree to meet specific employment objectives or establish a technical minor. Technical concentrations are available in electrical power systems, manufacturing management, telecommunications, and structures—civil, safety technology, and environmental management. Additional concentrations may be developed to meet the needs of a student’s career goals or interests. Students will also complete 24 quarter credit hours of electives (12 as free electives and 12 as technical electives). In addition, students take general education courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, communications, programming, and the liberal arts.

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Electrical/mechanical engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
1720-051, 052 First-Year Enrichment I, II 2
0617-220 Manufacturing Processes 4
1016-230 Precalculus 4
0617-262 Solid Modeling and Design 4
1017-211 College Physics I 4
1016-231, 232 Calculus for Engineering Technology I, II 8
  Liberal Arts* 16
0618-301 Digital Fundamentals 4
0610-211 Introduction to Materials Technology 3
0610-304 Materials Testing 1
Second Year
0610-408, 410 Applied Mechanics I, II 8
1017-212, 213 College Physics II, III 8
1016-304 Differential Equations for Engineering Technology 4
1016-319 Data Analysis 4
0614-271 Telecommunications Fundamentals 4
0609-337 Electrical Machines and Transformers 4
0609-411 Electrical Principles I 4
  Liberal Arts* 8
0535-403 Effective Technical Communications 4
0610-432 Computers in Mechanical Engineering Technology 2
  Wellness Education† 0
Third Year
1011-208 College Chemistry 4
0618-231 Technical Programming I 4
  Technical Elective 4
0609-413 Applied Microprocessors 4
0606-099 Co-op Preparation 0
0609-412 Electric Principles II 4
  Liberal Arts* 4
0660-401, 402 Thermal Fluid Sciences I, II 5
0610-407 Mechanical Engineering Technology Lab I 2
  Wellness Education† 0
1011-273, 277 Introduction to Chemistry of Materials, Lab 4
0660-499 Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
0617-470 Controls for Manufacturing Automation 4
0610-416 Materials Technology 4
0617-440 Production and Operations Management I 4
0610-409 Mechanical Engineering Technology Lab II 2
0660-499 Cooperative Education Co-op
  Liberal Arts* 8
0660-403 Thermal Fluid Science III 3
  Upper-Division Technical Concentration 4
  Technical Elective 4
Fifth Year
0610-499 Cooperative Education Co-op
0617-436 Engineering Economics 4
  Upper-Division Technical Concentration 7-8
  Free Electives 12
  Technical Elective 8
  General Education Elective 2
Total Quarter Credit Hours 194

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

Electrical/mechanical engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
MCET-150 Mechanical Design and Fabrication 3
MCET-151 Mechanical Design and Fabrication Lab 1
MATH-171 LAS Perspective 7A: Calculus A  3
  LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar 3
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
MCET-110 Foundations of Materials 2
MCET-111 Foundations of Materials Lab 1
EEET-111 DC Circuits 3
EEET-112 DC Circuits Lab 1
PHYS-111 LAS Perspective 5: College Physics  4
MATH-172 LAS Perspective 7B: Calculus B 3
COMM-203 Effective Technical Communications 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MCET-220 Principles of Statics 3
MFET-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
MATH-211 Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations 3
PHYS-112 College Physics II 4
EEET-121 AC Circuits 3
EEET-122 AC Circuits Lab 1
EMET-290 Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
EEET-225 Electronic Amplifiers 2
EEET-226 Electronic Amplifiers Lab    1
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics I  3
CPET-121 Computational Problem Solving I 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
Third Year
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
MFET-340 Automation Control Systems 2
MFET-341 Automation Control Systems Lab 1
MCET-210 Materials in Engineering Design 2
MCET-211 Materials in Engineering Design Lab 1
EEET-247 Microprocessors and Digital Systems  2
EEET-248 Microprocessors and Digital Systems Lab 1
  LAS Perspective 2 3
EMET-299 Cooperative Education Preperation 0
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (spring, summer) Co-op
Fourth Year
EEET-241 Electric Machines and Transformers 2
EEET-242 Electric Machines and Transformers Lab 1
MCET-430 Thermal Fluid Systems I 3
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
MFET-436 Engineering Economics 3
CHMG-131 LAS Perspective 6: General Chemistry for Engineers 3
EMET-419 Experimental Methods for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology (WI) 3
MCET-530 Thermal Fluid Systems II 3
EEET-435 Process Control and Instrumentation 3
  LAS Perspective 3 3
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
Fifth Year
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (fall) Co-op
  LAS Perspective 4 3
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  Free Elective 1, 2 6
  Technical Elective 1 3
MCET-535 Thermal Fluid Systems Lab 2
Total Semester Credit Hours 128

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.