The Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) is comprised of three distinct disciplines that offer intense experiential education in manufacturing, mechanical, or electrical mechanical engineering technology. The students from these disciplines graduate as engineers with the ability to adapt, grow, and succeed in a highly competitive engineering workplace. Full time placements upon graduation have ranged from 95% to 98%.
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Largest mechanical engineering technology program in the U.S.
students studying in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department
Robotics, Aerospace, Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Surface Mount Electronics and Plastics.
Betsy Dell, professor in the College of Engineering Technology, and Makini Beck, assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Individualized Study, are leading a National Science Foundation-funded project to support minoritized women students in STEM through a co-mentoring network.
Twelve technical specialists from L3Harris are part of a high-tech workforce development pilot program at Rochester Institute of Technology learning how to build the “brains” inside electronic devices. This first cohort of students is part of the region’s broader economic development initiatives to expand industries such as advanced manufacturing.
The MMET NASA Micro-g NExT team of undergraduate students was one of 25 who advanced to the testing phase in NASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams – Micro-g NExT. They spent several...
The department’s unique curriculum supports engineering education to include manufacturing processes, mechanical design, electrical and mechanical systems integration, product life-cycle engineering and management, and conventional and alternative energy systems development. The curriculum also includes cooperative education work experiences. Students are introduced to the excitement of engineering in their very first semester with copious laboratory experiences. The faculty and laboratories that support the three disciplines are under one academic unit and provide interdisciplinary education that enables students to be successful in today’s global engineering and manufacturing environment.
In the mechanical engineering technology degree, you’ll understand how products and machinery work, and how to design, manufacture, and use technology to develop mechanical systems for high-performance automobiles, aerospace systems, bioengineered devices, energy technologies, and more.
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.
RIT's product design option of the mechanical engineering technology BS allows for specialized study in all engineering aspects of product ideation, innovation, design confirmation, and design validation.
The robotics and automation option of the mechanical engineering technology BS allows for specialized study in all engineering aspects of industrial and collaborative (cobots) robotics along with automation/controls.
The manufacturing systems minor provides students with a foundation in the professional study and practice of manufacturing operations. Students develop a required foundation of manufacturing processes and statistics, then they select three advanced manufacturing courses to fulfill the following requirements: quality engineering principles, engineering economics, lean production and supply systems, integrated design for manufacturing and assembly, or electronics manufacturing.
The plastics engineering and technology minor provides students with a foundation in the professional study of plastic materials and their applications. This minor provides a broad perspective in plastics and polymer engineering/technology including the preparation of polymeric materials and polymer composites, their characterization, and the design and processing of these materials into useful products. The minor also includes a plastics characterization laboratory experience.
The robotics and automation minor provides students with a foundation in the professional study and practice of programming, using, and working with industrial robots and the industrial automation systems used in the manufacturing environment. It provides a broad perspective that includes automation components, automation systems (hardware and software), industrial robots (hardware and software), and specific issues to implementing industrial robotic systems in the electronics manufacturing environment. It also includes learning and practice in developing automation/robotic code to accomplish specific functions across the major industrial automation software tools.
The surface mount electronics manufacturing minor provides students with a foundation in the professional study and practice of the manufacturing of electronic circuits with components placed directly on printed circuit boards (surface mount technology). This minor provides a broad perspective that includes surface mount devices, assembly, lean production, and quality topics. It also includes learning and practice in electronic component layout, placement, high volume production, materials, circuit board design for manufacturability (design for manufacturability - DFM) and process controls.
Through the master of science program in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, the department is able to provide opportunities for continuing education to many of our students interested in pursuing their graduate education and also support our industry partners with their need for enhancing their workforce. This program is designed for individuals who wish to achieve competency in the effective integration of the computing, manufacturing, design, quality, and management functions in any manufacturing or engineering enterprise.
The Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board is comprised of successful engineers, managers, and leaders who work at various businesses throughout the world. Together they review the MMET department curriculum to ensure that our programs remain up-to-date and respond to industry changes. The committee has annual meetings at the end of the academic year. Learn more about the professionals that comprise our advisory committee.
The MMET department supports the College of Engineering Technology research initiatives in Robotics & Automation, Smart Manufacturing, Product Design & Development, Energy, Health care, Plastics, and transportation.