Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Department

Overview

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%.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical mechanical engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.  Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.

2nd

Largest mechanical engineering technology program in the U.S.

700+

students studying in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department

6

Robotics, Aerospace, Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Surface Mount Electronics and Plastics.

Latest News

  • May 5, 2021

    A group of three people posing for a photo in a living room.

    CET graduate Kamille Davis excels as a mentor on and off campus

    Kamille Davis may have followed her brothers to RIT, but she is a leader in her own right. As the third in her family to graduate from the mechanical engineering technology program, Davis set her own pace early—excelling in classes, on the basketball court, in the laboratory, and in the community.

  • April 29, 2021

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    RIT’s VEX Robotics U team takes top placement in national competitions

    The RIT VEX U Robotics team placed third overall in its late March competition at the Purdue SIGBots Remote Skills Qualifier. It was the fourth event of the season and the team moved up to 12th among the 300 teams in the league that includes robots from the U.S., Canada, China, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Spain, and Mexico.

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Undergraduate Programs

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.

An electromechanical engineering degree that explores the fundamentals of mechatronics, which involves the integration of mechanics, electrical circuits, microprocessors, mathematics, materials technology, computer-aided engineering, and design.

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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.

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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.

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RIT’s degree in robotics engineering prepares you for careers in today’s advanced manufacturing environments, where innovations in robotics and automation are changing the industry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Graduate Programs

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 MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration is designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in mechanical or manufacturing engineering. The program combines engineering, business, and management functions to effectively guide and lead in a range of manufacturing enterprises.

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Industrial Advisory Board

The MMET Department 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 program remains up-to-date and responds 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.

Research

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.

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Student Resources

The MMET Department offers a variety of resources for our students such as: 

  • Academic Advisors
  • Student Clubs and Organizations 
  • Documents for Current MMSI Students
  • Technical Information and Support
  • Software Help

Visit our Student Resources page for more information.