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Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration MS

Semester Requirements

S. Manian Ramkumar, Interim Department Chair, Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-6081, smrmet@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/cast/mmetps/graduate-programs/ms-in-manufacturing-and-mechani...

Program overview

The master of science program in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration is a multidisciplinary degree designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in the effective integration of the computing, manufacturing, design, quality, and management functions found in many manufacturing enterprises. Students elect a concentration in product development, automated manufacturing, electronics packaging, management systems, or quality management.

The program offered by the department of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology and packaging science, in collaboration with the E. Philip Saunders College of Business and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Curriculum

The program consists of 36 semester credit hours and is comprised of core courses, a concentration, electives, and a capstone project or thesis. Students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses depending on their background and elected concentration. The program director may approve the waiver of courses in the prerequisite group from graduation requirements, depending on students’ academic and employment backgrounds. Full-time students are eligible for two co-op blocks (three months for each block) after completing two semesters of study.

Electives

Students in the thesis option will take one elective; those in the capstone project option will complete two electives. Courses selected must be any course from another concentration, any course from another graduate program (if approved by the program director and faculty member teaching the course), and any independent study course if approved by the student’s program director

Manufacturing and mechanical systems integration (thesis option), MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MFET-650 Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals 3
CQAS-670 Designing Experiments for Process Improvement 3
PACK-702 Graduate Writing Strategies 3
  Concentration Courses 6
CQAS-682 Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals 3
ACCT-703 Accounting for Decision Makers 3
MFET-788 Thesis Planning 3
Second Year
DECS-714 Project Management 3
  Concentration Course 3
  Elective 3
MFET-790 Thesis 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 36

Manufacturing and mechanical systems integration (capstone project option), MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MFET-650 Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals 3
CQAS-670 Designing Experiments for Process Improvement 3
PACK-702 Graduate Writing Strategies 3
  Concentration Courses 6
CQAS-682 Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals 3
ACCT-703 Accounting for Decision makers 3
  Elective 3
Second Year
DECS-714 Project Management 3
  Concentration Course 3
  Elective 3
Choose one of the following: 3

   MFET-797

   Capstone Project  
   CQAS-683

   Lean Six Sigma Project

 
Total Semester Credit Hours 36

Concentrations

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
Product Development
MCET-620 Robust Design and Production Systems 3
MCET-670 Concept Design and Critical Parameter Management 3
MCET-720 Product and Production System Development and Integration 3
Automated Manufacturing
ISEE-710 Systems Simulation 3
MFET-670 Manufacturing Automation Controls 3
MFET-685 Robots and CNC in Integrated Manufacturing 3
Electronics Packaging  
MFET-655 Electronics Packaging Fundamentals 3
MFET-765 Advanced Concepts in Electronics Packaging 3
TCET-740 Fiber Optics Telecommunications Technology 3
Management Systems   
MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
MGMT-742 Technology Management 3
  Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
Quality Management  
CQAS-621 Statistical Quality Control 3
CQAS-741 Regression Analysis 3
MCET-620 Robust Design 3

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in the field of engineering, engineering technology, computing, or business. Students with degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Applicants with a lower GPA will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be admitted on a probationary basis. These students will have to secure a B or better average in the first three graduate courses to be considered for full admission.
  • Have completed college-level course work in computer programming, and probability and statistics,
  • Submit two professional recommendations,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit a clearly written, one-page statement of purpose, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) is required. International applicants must also submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam. A score of 1,200 (V&Q) and an analytical writing score of 3.5 or higher are required. Applicants with low GRE scores may be admitted conditionally; but may be required to take additional English language tests and, if required, English language courses along with a reduced MS program course load.

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Program overview

The master of science program in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration is a multidisciplinary degree offered by the department of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology and packaging science, in collaboration with the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. This program is designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in the effective integration of the computing, manufacturing, design, quality, and management functions found in many manufacturing enterprises. Students take a set of common core courses and then elect a concentration in automated manufacturing, electronics packaging, management, product design, quality improvement, or software development.

Curriculum

The program consists of 52 quarter credit hours and is comprised of core courses, a concentration, electives, and a capstone project or thesis. Students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses depending on their background and elected concentration. The program adviser may approve the waiver of courses in the prerequisite group from graduation requirements, depending on students’ academic and employment backgrounds. Full-time students are eligible for two co-op blocks (three months for each block) after completing three quarters (nine months) of study at RIT.

Electives

Each student must take two graduate-level elective courses according to his or her concentration. Courses selected must be any course from another concentration, any course from another graduate program (if approved by the program adviser and faculty member teaching the course), and any independent study course if approved by the student’s academic adviser.

Manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0617-850 Flexible Manufacturing and Assembly Systems 4
0307-782 Quality Engineering 4
0617-631 Computer Aided Engineering 4
0101-794 Cost Accounting in the Manufacturing Environment 4
0106-744 Project Management 4
  MMSI Concentration Courses 20
  Approved electives 8
  Choose one of the following  
  MMSICapstone Project in CIM 4
  MMSI Thesis 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours 52

Concentrations (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
Automated manufacturing
0617-833 Robotics in CIM  4
0617-870 Manufacturing Automation Controls  4
0610-830 Instrumentation and Computer Aided Data Acquisition  4
0303-710 Systems Simulation  4
0303-729 Advanced Systems Integration  4
Electronics packaging
0617-855 Electronics Packaging Fundamentals  4
0617-856 Advanced Concepts in Electronics Packaging  4
0307-721 Statistical Process Control  4
0307-770 Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists  4
0307-862 Reliability Statistics I  4
Management
0101-703 Financial Accounting Systems  4
0102-742 Introduction to Technology Management  4
0106-743 Operations Management and Process Improvement  4
0106-749 Manufacturing Strategy and Tactics  4
0307-781 Quality Management  4
Product design
0610-630 Tolerance Design  4
0610-710 Product Development and Integration  4
0610-820 Concept Design and Critical Parameter Management  4
0610-830 Instrumentation and Computer Aided Data Acquisition  4
0610-870 Robust Design  4
Quality improvement
0307-721 Statistical Process Control  4
0307-731 Statistical Acceptance Control  4
0307-781 Quality Management  4
0307-801 Design of Experiments I  4
0307-802 Design of Experiments II  4
Software development
0610-830 Instrumentation and Computer Aided Data Acquisition  4
4002-710 Object Technologies  4
4002-720 Data Object Development  4
4002-733 Fundamentals of Computer Communication  4
4002-750 Distributed Systems  4

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited academic institution in the field of engineering, engineering technology, computing, or business. Students with degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. Applicants with a lower gpa will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be admitted on a probationary basis. These students will have to secure a B or better average in the first three graduate courses to be considered for full admission.
  • Have completed college-level course work in computer programming, and probability and statistics,
  • Submit two professional recommendations,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit a clearly written, one-page statement of purpose, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), or 79-80 (Internet-based) on the TOEFL is required. A score of 1,200 (V&Q) and an analytical writing score of 3.5 or higher are required on the GRE. Applicants with low GRE scores may be admitted conditionally; they may be required to take additional English language tests and, if required, English language courses along with a reduced MS program course load.