With a degree in mechatronics engineering–the integration of electrical and mechanical systems that involve electronics, mechanical systems, computers, imaging and sensing, automation, and robotics–you'll drive the design and development of smart products.
Students have a 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 and 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%|
What’s different about RIT’s engineering education? It’s the opportunity to complete engineering co-ops and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.
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 mechatronics engineering technology degree are required to complete four co-op 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.