Mechanical Engineering BS
From rockets to robots, power plants to biomechanical parts, mechanical engineers put both energy and machines to work.
- Bachelor of Science
- Approximately 685 students are enrolled in this program
Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component
- Co-op is mandatory for this program.
- Minimum co-op requirement: 48 weeks
- Co-op availability: Third year fall through summer-fall block; Fourth year fall through summer-fall block
Co-op: $19.17 $11.00 -$38.00
Student Skills & CapabilitiesStudents 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.
AccreditationThe BS in mechanical engineering major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.
Equipment & FacilitiesStudents 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.
Job TitlesMechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineer, Process Engineer, Quality Engineer, Research & Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Test Engineer, Product Design Engineer, Production Engineer
- RIT’s mechanical engineering degree provides students with a broad academic base complemented by hands-on laboratory activities and cooperative education experience.
- Students may also choose to concentrate their studies with professional electives focusing on aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, energy and the environment, bioengineering, or manufacturing and design.
Selected Employer Hiring PartnersAdvanced Atomization Technologies, Ariel Corporation, Borg Warner, BMW, Cummins Engine, General Electric, General Dynamics, General Motors, Harris Corporation, Honda, Knorr Bremse, Lockheed Martin, Magna International, Moog, NASA, Precision Castparts, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, The Raymond Corporation, Toyota, Universal Instruments, Vicor, Wegmans Food Markets
Contact UsWe appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Sarah Burke, the career services coordinator who works with the Mechanical Engineering program. You can access information about services through our web site at www.rit.edu/careerservices.
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center . 57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY 14623-5603