An electromechanical engineering degree that explores the fundamentals of mechatronics, which involves the integration of mechanics, electrical circuits, microprocessors, mathematics, materials technology, computer-aided engineering, and design.
Students have strong emphasis on integrating electrical/mechanical components at a systems level. They focus on problem solving in stress analysis, kinematics, and facilities management, computer based mechanical design and all aspects of electrical/mechanical engineering. Students obtain technical skills and capabilities from courses covering electricity, electronics, microprocessors, computer programming, mechanics, materials, thermal science, manufacturing process, and economic analysis.
Program facilities equipment
State-of-the-art labs allow practice-based, hands-on experience. Students use robots, Industry 4.0 programmable logic controllers, controls systems, fundamental electrical measurement instrumentation, data acquisition, along with tensile and hardness testers, and strain gauges. Students use machining, CNC machining, welding, rapid prototyping, and composite fabrication methods. SOLIDWORKS, MATLAB, LabView, ANSYS, Rockwell RSLogix 5000
Program job titles reported
Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Application Engineer, Automation Engineer, Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Operations Test Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Research & Development Engineer
Program significant points
- RIT Engineering Technology has the largest number of engineering technology graduates among private universities in the nation.
- Engineering Technology has the highest percentage of students from Asian-, Latin-, African-, and Native-American ethnic backgrounds as well as first-generation college-students amongst RIT STEM programs.
Select program hiring partners
Allied Motion Technologies; Alstom; AVOX Systems; Bausch & Lomb; BorgWarner; Boston Scientific; Cantel Medical; Eastern Electrical Construction; Gems Sensors; Gleason Works; Heartland Automation; IBC Engineering; Lockheed Martin; Magna International; Marquardt Switches; Moog; New York Air Brake; Nidec Motor Corp; Northrop Grumman; SharkNinja; SONY Electronics; Tesla; The Raytheon Company; Vicor Corp; Wendt Corp
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||8.00%|
Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.
Students in the electrical mechanical engineering technology program are required to complete four co-op blocks. This typically includes one spring, one fall, and two summer blocks. You'll alternate periods of full-time study with full-time paid work experience in your career field. In some circumstances, other forms of experiential education (e.g., study abroad, research, military service) may be used to fulfill part of the co-op requirement. Each student is assigned a co-op advisor to assist in identifying and applying to co-op opportunities.