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Message from the Chair

Department of Manufacturing, Mechanical and Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

Robert Garrick, Ph.D., PE

Acting Department Chair, Professor; 585-475-4288



Welcome to the Manufacturing, Mechanical and Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) Department. Thank you for taking time to visit our site and explore our programs. I hope you find it easy to navigate and informative.

The department 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%.

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 which are a hallmark of the RIT education experience.  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 & manufacturing environment.

Students have an opportunity to participate in regional and national design competitions such as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) BAJA team, SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge team, Formula SAE Racing and SAE Formula Electric teams.  Students are also encouraged to participate in the student chapters of professional societies such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Society of Woman Engineers (SWE), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).  These design competitions and engineering professional societies give students an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to solve real world engineering problems.

Through the department’s Master of Science (M.S.) program offering 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.

Thank you for visiting our website.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

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