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Mechanical Engineering MS

A focused, in-depth examination of mechanical engineering disciplines (e.g., dynamics, robotics, nanotechnology, biomechanics, and energy systems)  that 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. 

Select program hiring partners

Abiomed, Alstom, Apple, BAE, Bendix, BMW, Inc., Borg Warner, Cummins, Delphi, Insulet Corp., L3Harris, Lockheed Martin, Micron, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX, TAIT, The Raymond Corp., TRUMPF Inc., Volvo

Industries


  • Automotive

  • Defense

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Health care

  • Medical Devices

  • Scientific and Technical Consultant

  • Transportation and Logistics

  • Utilities and Renewable Energy

93%

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.).

94%

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 91.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 2.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 91.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 2.00%
Alternative Plans 0%