Mechanical Engineering Technology BS
- Bachelor of Science Degree (5 year)
- Approximately 470 students enrolled
Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component
- Students are required to complete 4 co-op work assignments. Students are available for two 6-month periods. Typical co-op periods run from February-August and June-December.
Salary InformationCo-op: $17.67 $10.40 - $32.50
Student Skills & Capabilities-Engineering analysis, Product Design, Machine design, CAD/CAM/CAE, design and development of manufacturing, robotics, automation or testing equipment, quality control, trouble shooting, field engineering.
-Strong emphasis on computer based mechanical analysis and design. Focus on problem solving, stress and failure analysis, mechanical component selection and design, leading and participating in multidisciplinary engineering teams.
-In the early semesters, students develop their skills in the fundamentals of mechanics, mathematics, materials technology, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing/CNC and applied thermofluid engineering. Individuals may specialize by taking technical electives in such areas as product design, robotics, automation, plastics processing and manufacturing. A substantial amount of laboratory work is required, including the preparation of quality reports.
-SolidWorks; Ansys Workbench; MatLab; Autodesk; LabView, Rockwell RSLogix 5000.
-Creative problem solving
-Interpersonal skills and teamwork
AccreditationThe Mechanical Engineering technology program is accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Equipment & FacilitiesRIT’s School of Engineering Technology offers state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories that allow practice-based, hands-on experience. Mechanical Engineering Technology students have access to sophisticated equipment such as 3D printers and rapid prototyping equipment; an industrial robotics and automation laboratory with Industry 4.0 programmable logic controllers (PLC), a full machine shop with CNC Mill and Lathe; state-of-the-art metrology lab; engineering workstations capable of solid modeling and finite element analysis; a wind tunnel; engineering mechanics, materials testing, and thermal apparatus; strain gauge instruments; and modern data acquisition systems that collect and manipulate data and produce reports.
Training / QualificationsNearly all entry-level mechanical engineering jobs require a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology.
Mechanical engineering degree programs usually include courses in mathematics and life and physical sciences, as well as engineering and design courses. Mechanical engineering technology programs focus less on theory and more on the practical application of engineering principles. Programs typically last 4 years, but many students take between 4 and 5 years to earn a degree. Mechanical engineering technology degree programs may emphasize internships and co-ops to prepare students for work in industry. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)
Assistant Engineer, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Operations Manager, Production Supervisor.
- 98.82% career outcomes in 2017.
- We are the second largest Mechanical Engineering Technology program Nationally at both Public or Private schools
- We are the largest Engineering Technology program Nationally at Private schools
Selected Employer Hiring PartnersBorg Warner, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, General Motors, Gleason Works, Keurig Green Mountain, Lockheed Martin, Liberty Pumps, Magna International, Medtronic, Northrop Grumman Corp., Precision Castparts Corp., Quest Global, Sig Sauer, The Boston Beer Company, Toyota Motor, UTC Aerospace, Wegmans Food Markets, Welch Allyn, Volvo.
Contact UsWe appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Diedra Livingston, the program coordinator who works with the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. You can access information about services through our web site at https://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