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.

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

  • June 11, 2019

    Head-on view of baja car and driver covered in mud.

    Grit Happens: Baja SAE Rochester crowns season race champion at RIT and Hogback Hill

    The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor took first place overall at the 2019 Baja SAE Rochester challenge, an international student-design competition that challenges students to apply classroom knowledge with real-world applications. RIT placed 10th overall among 100 collegiate race teams that took on a daunting motor cross field and four challenging days of competition.

  • June 5, 2019

    Three students sit on baja car.

    RIT Baja Racing goes off-road for competition and careers

    RIT Racing and teams from Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, India and the United States will field race cars, built by student-engineers, and test them on a track that will challenge not only the durability of the cars but the problem-solving capabilities of the teams during the 2019 Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge June 6-9.

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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.

Explore the fundamentals of mechatronics involving the integration of mechanics, electrical circuits, microprocessors, mathematics, materials technology, computer-aided engineering, and design.

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Understand how products and machinery work, as well as how to design, manufacture, or use technology to develop mechanical systems for high-performance automobiles, aerospace systems, bioengineered devices, energy technologies, and more.

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Combining innovations in industrial productivity and advanced manufacturing technologies, including robotics, automation, computer-aided design (CAD), computer numerical control (CNC), microprocessor controls, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), flexible manufacturing systems, and electronics manufacturing.

Learn More about Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS 

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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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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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.