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Mechanical Engineering MS

A mechanical engineering master's degree that focuses on the in-depth examination of dynamics, robotics, nanotechnology, biomechanics, and energy systems to prepare you to enter a career in industry or research.

Program skills

Students are exposed to engineering graphics and CAD/Pro E, measurement techniques using computer-aided data acquisition for thermal-fluid sciences, solid bodies and controls, and the use of computers as an engineering tool, including data analysis and system modeling with commercially available software such as MATLAB, LabView, and ANSYS. Students are also experts in the application of machine tools and fabrication processes, such as drilling, milling, and turning. Throughout their studies, students learn about solid-body mechanics (statics and dynamics/kinematics), thermo-fluids (thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer), materials testing and selection, “hands-on” assembly/testing, materials Science Analysis and use of hardness, impact, polishing, and inspection equipment, and mechanics of materials analysis and use of tensile, compression, and torsion test equipment.

Program facilities equipment

Students have extensive computer availability including three modern PC labs, system dynamics lab, and an engineering mechanics lab. Other labs and resources include The Dresser Rand Reciprocating Compressor Technology Lab, Robotics Lab, Data Acquisition and Measurements Lab, Complete machine tool lab including manual and CNC machines, Vibration spectrum analyzer, Thermoelectric systems and technology laboratory, Respiratory Technologies Lab, Advanced Materials Lab, Thermal analysis and microfluidics laboratory, Engine Performance / Dyno Testing laboratory, Composite materials laboratory, The Knorr-Bremse Mechatronics Engineering Laboratory, Gear Research, Design and Manufacturing Lab, Tribology and Lubrication Lab, Health Monitoring Research Lab, Extensive computer availability including three modern PC labs, system dynamics lab, and an engineering mechanics lab. 

Program job titles reported

Research and Development Engineer; Mechanical Engineer; Software Engineer; FEA Engineer; Packaging Engineer; Thermal Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Amazon Robotics; Applied Research Lab at the Pennsylvania State University; Clemson University; Insulet Corp.; Kodak Alaris; MathWorks; Medtronic; Phase Innovations; SimuTech Group; The Raymond Corp; ZT Systems

85%

Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

93%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 71.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 14.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 71.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 14.00%
Alternative Plans 0%