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Mechanical Engineering Technology BS

Understand how products and machinery work, as well as how to design, manufacture, or use technology to develop mechanical systems for high-performance automobiles, aerospace systems, bioengineered devices, energy technologies, and more.

Program skills

Students work in project-based courses to build skills in problem-solving, creative thinking, and mechanical design: engineering analysis, product design, machine design, CAD/CAM/CAE, stress and failure analysis, mechanical component selection and design.
Technical electives develop a student's depth in areas of product design, robotics, automation, plastics processing, and manufacturing. Students also lead and participate in multidisciplinary engineering teams.

Program facilities equipment

Students are exposed to state-of-the-art labs that allow practice-based, hands-on experience. Students model, design and fabricate components and assemblies using machining, welding, rapid prototyping, and composite fabrication methods. Testing and evaluation equipment includes metrology, heat-treating furnaces, tensile/compression/shear testing, hardness testers, metallography, strain gauges, wind tunnel, and data acquisition systems.
Programming Languages: SOLIDWORKS, MATLAB, LabView, ANSYS, Rockwell RSLogix 5000

Program job titles reported

Assistant Engineer; Design Engineering; Manufacturing Engineer; Mechanical Engineer; Process Engineer; Operations Manager; Production Supervisor

Select program hiring partners

Advanced Atomization Technologies, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Calspan Corporation, Collins Aerospace, D&W Diesel, Inc., Eaton, Fisher-Price, Garlock Sealing Technologies, GE Aviation, General Dynamics, Honda, Lockheed Martin, LSI Solutions, Magna Products Corp, PPC, a Belden Brand, RoviSys Building Technologies, Securitech Group, Inc, SIG SAUER, TE Connectivity, US Department of Commerce - US Commercial Service

Industries


  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Biotech and Life Sciences

  • Civil Engineering

  • Consumer Packaged Goods

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Health Care

97%

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 92.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 4.00%
Alternative Plans 1.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 92.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 4.00%
Alternative Plans 1.00%

Accreditation

The mechanical engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

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. Learn more about how co-op at RIT is designed for your success