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Engineering Technology Undeclared

Semester Requirements

Elizabeth Dell, Undeclared Program Coordinator
(585) 475-6577, emdmet@rit.edu

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

Program overview

Students interested in the fields of engineering technology or packaging science but undecided about selecting a specific major should consider the undeclared engineering technology option. Students spend up to one year exploring these majors while earning course credit that can be applied to any of the programs.

Curriculum

During the first semester, students complete basic technical skills courses in the electrical and mechanical disciplines. They also participate in Engineering Technology Seminar, a course that explores the unique characteristics of each engineering technology discipline. After the first semester, students are expected to select a major or begin focusing their studies on a particular discipline (e.g.: civil, computer, electrical, electrical mechanical, environmental management and safety, mechanical, manufacturing, or packaging science). Students in the undeclared option will take courses at different times than the students who declared their major in their first year. However, in most cases, students will begin their third year on track with other students in their major.

Undeclared engineering technology, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
Fall Semester
EEET-111 DC Circuits 3
EEET-112 DC Circuits Lab 1
MCET-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
  LAS Perspective 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Spring Semester
Choose two courses from the following majors:  
     Electrical Engineering Technology  
     Mechanical Engineering Technology  
     Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology  
     Computer Engineering Technology  
     Civil Engineering Technology  
     Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety  
     Packaging Science  
  LAS Perspectives 6
Choose one of the following:  4
   MATH 171    Calculus A  
     Math Sequence  
PHYS-111 LAS: College Physics I 4
Total Semester Credit Hours 33

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

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

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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

Students interested in the fields of engineering technology or packaging science but undecided about selecting a specific program of study should consider the undeclared engineering technology option. Students spend up to one year exploring the various engineering technology programs while earning course credit that can be applied to any of the programs.

Curriculum

During the first quarter, students take basic technical skills courses in both the electrical and mechanical disciplines. They also participate in Engineering Technology Seminar (0606-101), which explores the unique characteristics of each engineering technology discipline. After the first quarter, students are expected to select a specific program of study or focus on a discipline area, such as electrical (computer, electrical, telecommunications), mechanical (manufacturing, mechanical, packaging), or civil (civil, environmental management, safety). By the spring quarter, students are required to select a program of study. In their first two years, students who chose the undeclared engineering technology program may take some courses at different times than the students who entered their first year in a declared program. In most cases, however, students who start in the undeclared option are able to begin their third year on track with other students in their same program of study.

Undeclared engineering technology, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
Fall Quarter
  Liberal Arts* 4
0617-262 Solid Modeling and Design 4
0618-213 ExCiTe Introduction to ECT ET 4
0606-101 Engineering Technology Seminar 2
1720-051 First-Year Enrichment 1
Choose one of the following: 4
   1016-230    Precalculus  
     Math Sequence  
Winter Quarter
Choose from one of the following programs:  
     Electrical Engineering Technology  
     Mechanical Engineering Technology  
     Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology  
     Computer Engineering Technology  
     Telecommunications Engineering Technology  
     Civil Engineering Technology  
     Environmental Management  
     Safety Technology  
     Packaging Science  
  Liberal Arts* 4
1720-052 First-Year Enrichment 1
  Two courses from selected option (with adviser approval) 8
Choose one of the following: 4
   1016-231    Calculus for Engineering Technology  
     Math Sequence  
Spring Quarter
  Liberal Arts* 4
  Two courses from selected option (with adviser approval) 8
Choose one of the following: 4
   1016-232    Calculus for Engineering Technology II  
     Math sequence  
Total Quarter Credit Hours 52

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

Undeclared engineering technology, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
Fall Semester
EEET-111 DC Circuits 3
EEET-112 DC Circuits Lab 1
MCET-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
  LAS Perspective 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Spring Semester
Choose two courses from the following programs:  
     Electrical Engineering Technology  
     Mechanical Egineering Technology  
     Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology  
     Computer Engineering Technology  
     Civil Engineering Technology  
     Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety  
     Packaging Science  
  LAS Perspective 3
  LAS Foundation or Perspective 3
Choose one of the following:  4
   MATH 171    Calculus A  
     Math Sequence  
PHYS-111 LAS: College Physics I 4
Total Semester Credit Hours 33

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

* Please see Wellness Education Requirements for more information.