Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science Degree

RIT's BS in Mechatronics Engineering Technology prepares students to drive the design and development of smart products by integrating electrical and mechanical systems.


92%

Outcomes Rate of RIT Graduates from this degree

$73.5K

Median First-Year Salary of RIT Graduates from this degree


Overview for Mechatronics Engineering Technology BS

Why Study Mechatronics Engineering Technology at RIT?

  • Gain Real-World Experience: Four required blocks of cooperative education mean nearly a year of hands-on, full-time paid work experience in industry.
  • Accelerated Bachelor/Master's Option: Earn two degrees in less time by pursuing your BS in mechatronics engineering technology and in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration.
  • Jobs at Industry Leading Companies: Recent graduates with a degree in mechatronics engineering technology are employed at Bausch & Lomb, BorgWarner, Boston Scientific, Lockheed Martin, SONY Electronics, and Tesla. 
  • Airplanes are complex mechanical systems with thousands of embedded computers and electrical systems that coordinate and monitor everything from the flight control system, navigational system, and air speeds to interior lights, wing flaps, and communication systems.
  • Sorting and packaging systems on production lines combine manufacturing efficiencies with computer systems that can effectively scan, sort, and package products.
  • Smart doorbells integrate motion sensing, real-time video capture, facial recognition, and voice control, all controlled by an app on your phone.
  • Drones combine electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering with control systems and imaging technologies in order to take off and land, capture photos and videos, gather and communicate data, and accurately aim and launch projectiles.

These are just a sampling of the dynamic capabilities of mechatronic engineering. And students who earn a mechatronics engineering degree are at the forefront of developing and integrating the technologies that influence how we work, play, learn, and live.

What is Mechatronics Engineering Technology?

Mechatronics engineering technology combines electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering along with systems integration and project management. It focuses on mechanics, electronics, robotics, automation, imaging and sensing technologies, and computing to design and develop smart products and smart manufacturing systems. Mechatronics engineering is the design and development of the entire system in mind, not just one component.

There is a growing need for mechatronic engineers who have a strong foundation in the key areas – electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, programming, systems design, manufacturing processes, robotics, and automation – that influence the design and development of products with the whole system in mind, not just one component.

A bachelor's degree in mechatronics engineering technology integrates these key areas into one program that prepares students for careers in designing and developing the products of the future. RIT’s mechatronics engineering technology degree takes a systems approach, analyzing the whole system and breaking it down into subsystems and their individual components to prepare graduates for the innovative design solutions that will be required of them.

RIT’s Degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology

In the BS degree in mechatronics engineering technology, students develop skills in mechatronics engineering courses that build a foundation of knowledge in electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering. You’ll also study:

  • Circuits and electronics
  • Computing and programming
  • Manufacturing materials
  • Microprocessors and digital systems
  • Automation and robotics
  • Control systems

Adding a minor in a complementary area of study deepens your expertise in a core area of mechatronics and broadens your skill set for a career in this dynamic field. These minors support the mechatronics engineering technology degree:

Four blocks, or approximately one year, of cooperative education provides full-time, paid experience in industry. A senior design project in your final year is a team-based experience where you will combine your coursework and co-op experiences to work on a design project focused on the development of mechatronic technologies, such as components and systems.

High-Performance Teams and Professional Organizations

Many mechanical engineering students participate in high-octane performance teams, including the RIT Formula SAE Racing Team, the SAE Aerodesign Club, the RIT Baja SAE Team, RIT SAE Clean Snowmobile Team, and the Human-Powered Vehicle Competition team. They also are encouraged to participate in the student chapters of professional societies such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Furthering Your Career in Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees

Today’s careers require advanced degrees grounded in real-world experience. RIT’s Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees enable you to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years of study, all while gaining the valuable hands-on experience that comes from co-ops, internships, research, study abroad, and more.

  • +1 MBA: Students who enroll in a qualifying undergraduate degree have the opportunity to add an MBA to their bachelor’s degree after their first year of study, depending on their program. Learn how the +1 MBA can accelerate your learning and position you for success.
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Careers and Cooperative Education

Typical Job Titles

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Application Engineer
Automation Engineer Controls Engineer
Electrical Engineer Mechanical Engineer
Operations Test Engineer Process Engineer
Product Engineer Research and Development Engineer

Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Defense
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and Logistics

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your engineering co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your engineering knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

Students in the mechatronics engineering technology degree are required to complete four co-op blocks. You'll alternate periods of full-time study with full-time paid work experience in your career field. In some circumstances, other forms of experiential education (e.g., study abroad, research, military service) may be used to fulfill part of the co-op requirement. Each student is assigned a co-op advisor to assist in identifying and applying to co-op opportunities.

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Mechatronics Engineering Technology, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CPET-133
Introduction to Digital and Microcontroller Systems
This course introduces students to the underlying building blocks of digital system and microcontroller design. Digital systems topics that are covered include: number systems, truth tables, Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic, and finite state machines. A microcontroller is used to teach register programming, reading and writing digital I/O, bitwise operations and bit-masking and microprocessor architecture. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. Lab 2, Lecture 2 (Fall).
3
EEET-115
Circuits I
This course develops student skills to analyze and design DC and AC circuits. DC topics include resistance; Ohm’s Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Kirchhoff’s Current Laws, and nodal analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Thevenin theorem, superposition theorem, and R-C and R-L transient analysis. AC circuit analysis topics include sinusoidal waveforms as forcing functions; basic resistive, capacitive, and inductive elements; phasors; average power and series AC circuit analysis. Reactance and impedance are introduced and used to solve AC series circuits. (Co-requisite: EEET-116 and MATH-111 or MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
EEET-116
Circuits I Laboratory
This laboratory develops skills and practice in the construction, measurement, and analysis of DC and introductory AC circuits. Standard laboratory equipment is introduced and utilized to measure resistance, voltage, and current in basic and relatively complex circuit configurations. Measurements are employed to demonstrate Ohm's Law, Kirchoff’s Voltage Law, Kirchoff’s Current Law, current division, and voltage division. Circuit simulation software is used to support calculations and establish a baseline for comparison. Students collaborate within teams during the laboratory experience. (Co-requisite: EEET-115 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
MATH-171
Calculus A (General Education – Mathematical Perspective A)
This is the first course in a three-course sequence (COS-MATH-171, -172, -173). This course includes a study of precalculus, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, continuity, and differentiability. Limits of functions are used to study continuity and differentiability. The study of the derivative includes the definition, basic rules, and implicit differentiation. Applications of the derivative include optimization and related-rates problems. (Prerequisites: Completion of the math placement exam or C- or better in MATH-111 or C- or better in ((NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275) and NMTH-220) or equivalent course.) Lecture 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
MATH-172
Calculus B (General Education – Mathematical Perspective B)
This is the second course in three-course sequence (COS-MATH-171, -172, -173). The course includes Riemann sums, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques of integration, and applications of the definite integral. The techniques of integration include substitution and integration by parts. The applications of the definite integral include areas between curves, and the calculation of volume. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MATH-171 or 1016-171T or 1016-281 or 1016-231 or equivalent course.) Lecture 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-101
Fundamentals of Engineering
Students will apply engineering problem solving methods used in industry to complete projects involving engineering topics such as mechanics, circuits, robotics, and thermodynamics. Software tools are used to model their designs, perform design calculations, collect and analyze data. Finally, students will present their work professionally using both written and oral communication software. The goal of the class is to have students become familiar with the many aspects of mechanical engineering through hands on, experiential learning and prepares them to work professionally and effectively in a team setting both in college and in industry. (This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or EEET-BS or CPET-BS or ENGTEH-UND students.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-110
Foundations of Metals
This class explores the commonly used engineering metals. Differentiation of materials, with a focus on metals, is made based on an understanding and control of fundamental material properties. This knowledge of properties and materials then informs analysis of which metals are selected for various applications. Corrosion and its mitigation are explored. Materials selection software and internet resources are used. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or EMET-BS or ENGTEH-UND students. Corequisites: MCET-111 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
MCET-111
Characterization of Metals Lab
This lab class accompanies MCET-110 Foundations of Materials. An emphasis is placed on determining material, primarily metals, properties though experimentation and references, and analyzing why a particular material was selected for an application based on the materials properties. Differentiation of materials families is made based on properties. A variety of discovery activities are used to explore the world of metals, including labs of various types, materials selection software, and internet resources. (Co-requisites: MCET-110 or equivalent course.) Lab 1 (Fall, Spring).
1
RMET-105
Machine Tools Lab
Proficiency with traditional machine shop tools will be demonstrated with an emphasis on safety. Students will demonstrate their abilities to interpret drawings and select the appropriate equipment needed to produce each part. Parts built will be inspected by the student to verify the meeting of part requirements. Students will repair/replace any parts that are found to be out of specifications. Inspection tools will be utilized in the product validation requirement of the course. Topics will be experimentally validated through the creation of mechanical parts that will be assembled into a final product. (This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or EMET-BS major students.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
RMET-120
Manufacturing Processes
This course will focus on the understanding and application of manufacturing processes. Students will be challenged to discover and learn how typical piece parts and assemblies are manufactured. Topics include material properties and the following process families: casting, material removal, deformation, consolidation, powder metallurgy, and plastics fabrication. (This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or MANUFSY-MN or ENGTEH-UND students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
PHYS-111
College Physics I (General Education – Natural Science Inquiry Perspective)
This is an introductory course in algebra-based physics focusing on mechanics and waves. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton’s laws, gravitation; rotational kinematics and dynamics; work and energy; momentum and impulse; conservation laws; simple harmonic motion; waves; data presentation/analysis and error propagation. The course is taught using both traditional lectures and a workshop format that integrates material traditionally found in separate lecture, recitation, and laboratory settings. Attendance at the scheduled evening sessions of this class is required for exams. There will be 2 or 3 of these evening exams during the semester. Competency in algebra, geometry and trigonometry is required. Lab 4, Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
4
 
General Education – First-Year Writing: FYW (WI)
3
 
General Education - Global Perspective
3
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
RIT 365 students participate in experiential learning opportunities designed to launch them into their career at RIT, support them in making multiple and varied connections across the university, and immerse them in processes of competency development. Students will plan for and reflect on their first-year experiences, receive feedback, and develop a personal plan for future action in order to develop foundational self-awareness and recognize broad-based professional competencies. (This class is restricted to incoming 1st year or global campus students.) Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring).
0
Second Year
CPET-121
Computational Problem Solving I
This is the first course in a two-course sequence in computational problem solving of engineering and scientific problems. The problems solved will stress the application of sequence, selection, repetitive, invocation operations, and arrays. The development of proper testing procedures to ensure computational accuracy will be stressed. Students, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to analyze introductory engineering and scientific problems, design, code, test, and document procedural software solutions. Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
 
EEET-213
Electronic Devices
This course covers the analysis, design and implementation of active electronic circuits using diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors and operational amplifiers. The electrical and switching characteristics of semiconductor devices used for analog and digital circuits will be emphasized. Classic applications of analog signal conditioning, A/D & D/A conversion and power transformation (AC/DC & DC/DC) will be examined. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: (EEET-115 and EEET-116) or (EEET-121 and EEET-122) or (EEET-215 and EEET-216) and MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent courses.) Lab 2, Lecture 2 (Fall).
3
ENGT-95
Career Seminar
This course is an introduction to the cooperative educational program at RIT, the programs in the department, and RIT resources. Topics include engineering technology vs. engineering, review of resources available at RIT, the cooperative education placement process, and the ethical expectations of employers for co-op students and RIT during a job search. Seminar 1 (Fall, Spring).
0
MATH-211
General Education – Elective: Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations
This course includes an introduction to differential equations, Laplace transforms, numerical methods in differential equations, and the calculus of functions of two variables. The emphasis is on the application of these topics to problems in engineering technology. (Prerequisites: C- or better MATH-172 or MATH-182 or MATH 182A or 1016-232 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-220
Principles of Statics
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of structures and machines. Students learn to calculate unknown forces using the concept of equilibrium and free body diagrams and to calculate simple stresses and deflections for axially loaded members. Topics include forces, moments, free body diagrams, equilibrium, friction, stress, strain, and deflection. Examples are drawn from mechanical, manufacturing, and civil engineering technology. Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MECA-290
Mechanics for Mechatronics
Students will learn the applications of mechanics through the examination of mechatronic elements and systems. It is broken into two parts: Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials (a.k.a. Strength of Materials) You will learn to calculate stresses and deflections in members loaded under axial, transverse, and torsional loads. Fundamentals of Dynamics You will learn to use kinematics (study of motion without regard to forces) and kinetics (study of forces required to cause motion, e.g., Newton’s Laws of Motion) to calculate the motion of particles and rigid bodies in motion. You will also gain experience with computational tools, laboratory equipment, experimental methods, teamwork, project management and communications as you complete project assignments. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-210 or equivalent course. Co-requisite: MCET-110 or NETS-110 or MECE-305 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
PHYS-112
College Physics II (General Education )
This course is an introduction to algebra-based physics focusing on thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and elementary topics in modern physics. Topics include heat and temperature, laws of thermodynamics, electric and magnetic forces and fields, DC and AC electrical circuits, electromagnetic induction, the concept of the photon, and the Bohr model of the atom. The course is taught using both traditional lectures and a workshop format that integrates material traditionally found in separate lecture, recitation, and laboratory settings. Attendance at the scheduled evening sessions of this class is required for exams. There will be 2 or 3 of these evening exams during the semester. (Prerequisites: PHYS-111 or PHYS-211 or equivalent course.) Lab 4, Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
4
RMET-340
Automation Control Systems
This course will provide a thorough understanding of the manufacturing automation principles, practices and system integration. Students will design a fully automated control system from selection of components, specifying the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and developing the ladder logic required to operate the system. Students will have the tools to effectively be able to fully design an automated control system as in done in varying industries. (Co-requisite: RMET-341 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
RMET-341
Automation Control Systems Lab
This course will provide a thorough hands-on experience in using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for manufacturing automation and system integration. Industry best practices for programming PLCs and the essentials of Human Machine Interface (HMI) for data entry, manipulation, and recording system status will be included. (Co-requisites: RMET-340 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
 
Choose one of the following:
3
   COMM-142
 Introduction to Technical Communication (WI)
This course introduces students to current best practices in written and visual technical communication including writing effective email, short and long technical reports and presentations, developing instructional material, and learning the principles and practices of ethical technical communication. Course activities focus on engineering and scientific technical documents. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   COMM-221
 Public Relations Writing (WI)
This course covers a variety of forms of writing for public relations, including news releases, newsletters, backgrounders, public service announcements, magazine queries, interviews, coverage memos, media alerts, features, trade press releases, and public presentations. Students will write for a variety of media including print, broadcast, and the web. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   COMM-253
 Communication (WI)
An introduction to communication contexts and processes emphasizing both conceptual and practical dimensions. Participants engage in public speaking, small group problem solving and leadership, and writing exercises while acquiring theoretical background appropriate to understanding these skills. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   ENGL-260
 Written Argument (WI)
This course is a rigorous introduction to the formal study of rhetoric. Often defined as the “art of persuasion,” rhetoric helps us understand the complexities of marshaling others to see, believe and act in particular ways. Reading a range of rhetorical theory—from the ancient to the contemporary—students will investigate how language is used to create meaning, construct identity, organize social groups, and produce change. Because argument and persuasion inherently involve ethical questions of power, students will also consider who and what benefits or is marginalized by particular assumptions, claims and practices. The course emphasizes cultural rhetoric and rhetorical genre theory to ask what different types of texts do, what cultural role they play in shaping knowledge, and what ideologies they embody. Students will analyze the rhetoric observed in a range of media—academic research, public communication, digital material, data visualization—and compose arguments, identifying assumptions, misinformation/disinformation, and counter arguments. Students engage with rhetorical theory to pose complex questions about important social issues, consider the discursive requirements of the moment, and write intentionally for a target audience. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
   SOIS-325
 Business Communication (WI)
This course focuses on the development of communication skills essential to functioning effectively in the business world. Students learn the process of analyzing communication situations and responding to them. Topics include an overview of business communication, writing well, delivering business communications, tools for talking in crucial conversations, oral and interpersonal communication including listening skills, public speaking, cross-cultural communication, communicating in the digital age and teamwork. *Note: This course cannot be taken by students in Saunders College of Business.* (This class is restricted to undergraduate students with at least 2nd year standing. Saunders College of Business students are not permitted to take this course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
 
General Education – Artistic Perspective
3
 
General Education - Social Perspective
3
Third Year
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers (General Education- Scientific Principles Perspective)
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-150
Engineering Communication and Tolerancing
A course that integrates basic engineering techniques. Topics will emphasize the design and communication of components through the use of hand sketching, solid modeling, dimensioning, tolerancing, and current GD&T standards. Students will be expected to design, build, inspect, and integrate GD&T into designs. (This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or EMET-BS or ENGTEH-UND students.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Spring).
3
MECA-499
MECA Co-Op (Spring, Summer)
One semester of experience in a job related to the student's major. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 and MECA-290 and EEET-115 or equivalent courses.) CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
0
RMET-585
Robots & Automation
This course focuses on the technology and application of robots and automation in the modern manufacturing environment. It will provide a thorough understanding of robotic hardware and software. The hardware aspects include robot configurations, drive mechanisms, power systems (hydraulic, pneumatic, and servo actuators), end-effectors and end-of-arm-tooling, sensors, control systems, machine vision, programming, safety, and integration. The software aspect deals with the various methods of textual and lead through programming commonly found on commercial robotic systems, as well as simulation systems offered by robot manufacturers. Digital Interfacing of robots with other automation components such as programmable logic controllers, computer-controlled machines, conveyors, is introduced. Robotic cell design and the socio-economic impact of robotics are also discussed. This course also has a strong experiential component that emphasizes hands-on training. This course may be cross-listed with RMET-685. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken RMET-685. College-level programming experience in at least one computer language strongly recommended. (Prerequisites: MCET-220 or CVET-210 or MECE-103 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
STAT-145
Introduction to Statistics I (General Education – Elective)
This course introduces statistical methods of extracting meaning from data, and basic inferential statistics. Topics covered include data and data integrity, exploratory data analysis, data visualization, numeric summary measures, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The emphasis of the course is on statistical thinking rather than computation. Statistical software is used. (Prerequisites: Any 100 level MATH course, or NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275 or (NMTH-250 with a C- or better) or a Math Placement Exam score of at least 35.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
3
 
General Education – Ethical Perspective
3
Fourth Year
EEET-427
Control Systems
Develops the knowledge of control system concepts and applies them to electromechanical systems. Systems are characterized and modeled using linear systems methods, focused with a controls perspective. Impulse responses, step responses, and transfer functions are reviewed. Principles of stability and damping are developed and applied to the specification and design of open and closed loop compensators to deliver specific input-output performance. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. Student must register for BOTH the Lecture and Laboratory components of this course. (Prerequisites: (MATH-211 or MATH-231) and ((CPET-253 or (CPET-251 and CPET-252)) or ((EEET-247 and EEET-248) or (CPET-133)) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2, Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
4
MECA-490
Design of Mechatronic Systems
This course will introduce students to the design of complex mechanical systems through the perspective of the mechatronics engineer. Students will learn about different forms of power transfer, and machine elements such as gears, belts, chains, and brakes. Students will apply this knowledge to the selection of prime movers such as motors, using data sheets and power curves. Students will also learn different methods of instrumentation and control of complex machines using sensors such as; encoders, proximity sensors, thermal measurement, and control devices such as relays, pulse width modulation (PWM), variable frequency drives (VFD), and motor control. (Prerequisites: MECA-290 and EEET-213 or equivalent courses. Co-requisites: EEET-427 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MECA-499
MECA Co-Op (Spring, Summer)
One semester of experience in a job related to the student's major. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 and MECA-290 and EEET-115 or equivalent courses.) CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
0
STAT-146
Introduction to Statistics II
This course is an elementary introduction to the topics of regression and analysis of variance. The statistical software package Minitab will be used to reinforce these techniques. The focus of this course is on business applications. This is a general introductory statistics course and is intended for a broad range of programs. (Prerequisites: STAT-145 or equivalent course.) Lecture 6 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
4
 
General Education – Immersion 1
3
 
Open Elective
3
Fifth Year
Choose one of the following:
3
    CPET-233
Digital Systems Design
This course covers the design and simulation of digital circuits using modern digital design techniques. Using a hardware description language, students will design, synthesize, and analyze finite state machines and combinational, sequential, and arithmetic logic circuits. Topics will include design for synthesis, verification techniques, memory circuits, programmable logic devices, and implementation technologies. The laboratories are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: CPET-133 or (CPET-141 and CPET-142) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2, Lecture 2 (Fall).
 
    CPET-253
Microcontroller
This course presents typical structures and applications of microcontroller systems. Emphasis will be on: hardware, programming, input/output methods, typical peripherals/interfacing (including Timers, ADC and micro to micro communications), interrupt handling and small system design and applications using high level programming languages. Microprocessor architecture and assembly programming will be introduced to provide a base for more advanced digital designs. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: CPET-121 and (CPET-133 or (CPET-141 and CPET-142)) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2, Lecture 2 (Spring).
 
    EEET-125
Circuits II
This course develops the skills to analyze and design AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include R-L and R-C transient analysis in relation to the differential equation; reactance and impedance; series, parallel, and series-parallel R-L-C circuits; mesh and nodal analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Norton, Maximum Power Transfer, and Superposition theorems. AC power and power factor, resonance, frequency response, and bandwidth are also covered. Transformers are introduced. (Prerequisites: C- or better in EEET-115 and EEET-116 or equivalent course. Co-requisite: EEET-126 and MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
 
    EEET-125
Circuits II Lab
This course develops the skills to analyze and design AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include R-L and R-C transient analysis in relation to the differential equation; reactance and impedance; series, parallel, and series-parallel R-L-C circuits; mesh and nodal analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Norton, Maximum Power Transfer, and Superposition theorems. AC power and power factor, resonance, frequency response, and bandwidth are also covered. Transformers are introduced. (Prerequisites: C- or better in EEET-115 and EEET-116 or equivalent course. Co-requisite: EEET-126 and MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
 
    EEET-241
Electrical Machines and Transformers
Develops the knowledge and ability to analyze and specify motors, generators, and transformers for use in systems such as wind turbines and electric vehicles. Topics include efficiency, energy conservation, power factor, magnetism, electro-magnetic force, fields, armatures, commutators, rotors, stators, brushes, starters, controllers, DC machines, AC motors, alternators, single phase and three phase dynamos, three phase circuits, phasors, transformer properties, isolation, efficiency, and voltage regulation. (Prerequisites: (EEET-115 and EEET-116) or (EEET-121 and EEET-122) or (EEET-215 and EEET-216) or equivalent courses. Co-requisites: EEET-242 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
 
    EEET-242
Electrical Machines and Transformers Lab
Provides experience with motors, generators, and transformers. Topics include power factor, magnetism, electro-magnetic force, fields, armatures, commutators, rotors, stators, brushes, starters, controllers, DC machines, AC motors, alternators, single phase and three phase dynamos, three phase circuits, phasors, transformer properties, isolation, efficiency, and voltage regulation. (Prerequisites: (EEET-115 and EEET-116) or (EEET-121 and EEET-122) or (EEET-215 and EEET-216) or equivalent courses. Co-requisite: EEET-241 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
 
    RMET-571
Advanced Automation Systems and Control
This course deals with the higher level of topics relating to automation control systems engineering. Learning different programming languages, troubleshooting techniques, advanced programming instructions, the use and application of Human Machine Interface (HMI) panels, analog devices uses and applications, advanced system design, networking and an introduction to Industry 4.0 are all covered in this course. (Pre-requisites: RMET-340 or equivalent course. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken RMET-671.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Spring).
 
    RMET-587
Robotics: Sensors & Vision
Robots in many applications require sensors and/or vision systems to allow the robot to fully understand its environment and tasks. Students learn how to design and integrate robot sensor and vision systems to enable the dynamic use of the robot’s capabilities. Robot sensors, 2D and 3D visions systems along with lighting will be used to allow the student to conceptualize, design, and program robotic techniques related to path correction, dynamic positioning, 2D targeting, and 3D picking using robots. Projects will use both robots and simulation software. Students may receive credit for only this course or RMET-687, not both. (Prerequisites: RMET-585 or RMET-685. Also, students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken RMET-687.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
 
MECA-436
Engineering Economics
This course provides coverage of the financial side of engineering decisions relating to product development and operations. Course topics provide a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering systems and operations with respect to financial considerations of product development, analysis, and operations. This course prepares students for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination, Engineering Economics section. Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
MECA-335
Applications of Fluid Power & Heat Transfer
This course focuses on fluid power, fluid mechanics, flow mechanisms, heat transfer, and the ideal gas laws in the context of mechatronic and robotic systems. Students learn to design and construct pneumatic and hydraulic circuits and controls. Issues of fluid forces, flow characterization, efficiency, losses are applied to pumps, compressors, accumulators, and control valves. Basics of heat transfer, flow mechanisms, and ideal gas laws are applied to robotic and mechatronic systems Laboratory activities put the theory into practice. The course culminates in a comprehensive project where students design and build an electro-fluid power system to solve a practical problem. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-210 or equivalent course.) Lab 1, Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
 
General Education – Immersion 2, 3
6
 
General Education - Elective
3
 
Open Electives
9
MECA-565
MECA Engineering Technology Capstone Project (WI-PR)
This is the Engineering Technology Common Capstone Project course where students address open-ended problems. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, the design process, and project management tools addressing project scope, schedule, milestones, deliverables, risk, and cost. The course also focuses on developing oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. In this course, cross-disciplinary student teams develop their proposed mechanism or machine after identifying customer needs, and possible alternative concepts. The mechanism or machine must include sufficiently complex mechanical and electrical subsystems, a control system, and a manufacturing system design. The subsystems of the design must be effectively integrated to achieve proper operation of the mechanism or machine. The final system design must be supported by sound engineering analyses and by engineering designs necessary to build a prototype. The design will be implemented through further analysis, testing, documentation, demonstration, and presentation of a fully functional prototype. This course is intended to be taken as a capstone design experience near the conclusion of the student's program of study. (Prerequisites: MECA-290 and EEET-427 and RMET-585 or equivalent courses.) Lab 3, Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
Total Semester Credit Hours
126

The proposed curriculum outline provides an overview of the course work/topic areas in this new program and is subject to change.

Please see General Education Curriculum (GE) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees

The curriculum below outlines the typical course sequence(s) for combined accelerated degrees available with this bachelor's degree.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology, BS degree/Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration, MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CPET-133
Introduction to Digital and Microcontroller Systems
This course introduces students to the underlying building blocks of digital system and microcontroller design. Digital systems topics that are covered include: number systems, truth tables, Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic, and finite state machines. A microcontroller is used to teach register programming, reading and writing digital I/O, bitwise operations and bit-masking and microprocessor architecture. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. Lab 2, Lecture 2 (Fall).
3
EEET-115
Circuits I
This course develops student skills to analyze and design DC and AC circuits. DC topics include resistance; Ohm’s Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Kirchhoff’s Current Laws, and nodal analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Thevenin theorem, superposition theorem, and R-C and R-L transient analysis. AC circuit analysis topics include sinusoidal waveforms as forcing functions; basic resistive, capacitive, and inductive elements; phasors; average power and series AC circuit analysis. Reactance and impedance are introduced and used to solve AC series circuits. (Co-requisite: EEET-116 and MATH-111 or MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
EEET-116
Circuits I Lab
This laboratory develops skills and practice in the construction, measurement, and analysis of DC and introductory AC circuits. Standard laboratory equipment is introduced and utilized to measure resistance, voltage, and current in basic and relatively complex circuit configurations. Measurements are employed to demonstrate Ohm's Law, Kirchoff’s Voltage Law, Kirchoff’s Current Law, current division, and voltage division. Circuit simulation software is used to support calculations and establish a baseline for comparison. Students collaborate within teams during the laboratory experience. (Co-requisite: EEET-115 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
MATH-171
Calculus A (General Education – Mathematical Perspective A)
This is the first course in a three-course sequence (COS-MATH-171, -172, -173). This course includes a study of precalculus, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, continuity, and differentiability. Limits of functions are used to study continuity and differentiability. The study of the derivative includes the definition, basic rules, and implicit differentiation. Applications of the derivative include optimization and related-rates problems. (Prerequisites: Completion of the math placement exam or C- or better in MATH-111 or C- or better in ((NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275) and NMTH-220) or equivalent course.) Lecture 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
MATH-172
Calculus B (General Education – Mathematical Perspective B)
This is the second course in three-course sequence (COS-MATH-171, -172, -173). The course includes Riemann sums, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques of integration, and applications of the definite integral. The techniques of integration include substitution and integration by parts. The applications of the definite integral include areas between curves, and the calculation of volume. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MATH-171 or 1016-171T or 1016-281 or 1016-231 or equivalent course.) Lecture 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-101
Fundamentals of Engineering
Students will apply engineering problem solving methods used in industry to complete projects involving engineering topics such as mechanics, circuits, robotics, and thermodynamics. Software tools are used to model their designs, perform design calculations, collect and analyze data. Finally, students will present their work professionally using both written and oral communication software. The goal of the class is to have students become familiar with the many aspects of mechanical engineering through hands on, experiential learning and prepares them to work professionally and effectively in a team setting both in college and in industry. (This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or EEET-BS or CPET-BS or ENGTEH-UND students.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-110
Foundations of Metals
This class explores the commonly used engineering metals. Differentiation of materials, with a focus on metals, is made based on an understanding and control of fundamental material properties. This knowledge of properties and materials then informs analysis of which metals are selected for various applications. Corrosion and its mitigation are explored. Materials selection software and internet resources are used. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or EMET-BS or ENGTEH-UND students. Corequisites: MCET-111 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
MCET-111
Characterization of Metals Lab
This lab class accompanies MCET-110 Foundations of Materials. An emphasis is placed on determining material, primarily metals, properties though experimentation and references, and analyzing why a particular material was selected for an application based on the materials properties. Differentiation of materials families is made based on properties. A variety of discovery activities are used to explore the world of metals, including labs of various types, materials selection software, and internet resources. (Co-requisites: MCET-110 or equivalent course.) Lab 1 (Fall, Spring).
1
PHYS-111
College Physics I (General Education – Natural Science Inquiry Perspective)
This is an introductory course in algebra-based physics focusing on mechanics and waves. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton’s laws, gravitation; rotational kinematics and dynamics; work and energy; momentum and impulse; conservation laws; simple harmonic motion; waves; data presentation/analysis and error propagation. The course is taught using both traditional lectures and a workshop format that integrates material traditionally found in separate lecture, recitation, and laboratory settings. Attendance at the scheduled evening sessions of this class is required for exams. There will be 2 or 3 of these evening exams during the semester. Competency in algebra, geometry and trigonometry is required. Lab 4, Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
4
RMET-105
Machine Tools Lab
Proficiency with traditional machine shop tools will be demonstrated with an emphasis on safety. Students will demonstrate their abilities to interpret drawings and select the appropriate equipment needed to produce each part. Parts built will be inspected by the student to verify the meeting of part requirements. Students will repair/replace any parts that are found to be out of specifications. Inspection tools will be utilized in the product validation requirement of the course. Topics will be experimentally validated through the creation of mechanical parts that will be assembled into a final product. (This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or EMET-BS major students.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
RMET-120
Manufacturing Processes
This course will focus on the understanding and application of manufacturing processes. Students will be challenged to discover and learn how typical piece parts and assemblies are manufactured. Topics include material properties and the following process families: casting, material removal, deformation, consolidation, powder metallurgy, and plastics fabrication. (This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or MANUFSY-MN or ENGTEH-UND students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
UWRT-150
FYW: First Year Writing (WI) (General Education)
Writing Seminar is a three-credit course limited to 19 students per section. The course is designed to develop first-year students’ proficiency in analytical and rhetorical reading and writing, and critical thinking. Students will read, understand, and interpret a variety of non-fiction texts representing different cultural perspectives and/or academic disciplines. These texts are designed to challenge students intellectually and to stimulate their writing for a variety of contexts and purposes. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, students will develop academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened throughout their academic careers. Particular attention will be given to the writing process, including an emphasis on teacher-student conferencing, critical self-assessment, class discussion, peer review, formal and informal writing, research, and revision. Small class size promotes frequent student-instructor and student-student interaction. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity for both current academic and future professional writing. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
3
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
RIT 365 students participate in experiential learning opportunities designed to launch them into their career at RIT, support them in making multiple and varied connections across the university, and immerse them in processes of competency development. Students will plan for and reflect on their first-year experiences, receive feedback, and develop a personal plan for future action in order to develop foundational self-awareness and recognize broad-based professional competencies. (This class is restricted to incoming 1st year or global campus students.) Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring).
0
 
General Education – Global Perspective
3
Second Year
CPET-121
Computational Problem Solving I
This is the first course in a two-course sequence in computational problem solving of engineering and scientific problems. The problems solved will stress the application of sequence, selection, repetitive, invocation operations, and arrays. The development of proper testing procedures to ensure computational accuracy will be stressed. Students, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to analyze introductory engineering and scientific problems, design, code, test, and document procedural software solutions. Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
EEET-213
Electronic Devices
This course covers the analysis, design and implementation of active electronic circuits using diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors and operational amplifiers. The electrical and switching characteristics of semiconductor devices used for analog and digital circuits will be emphasized. Classic applications of analog signal conditioning, A/D & D/A conversion and power transformation (AC/DC & DC/DC) will be examined. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: (EEET-115 and EEET-116) or (EEET-121 and EEET-122) or (EEET-215 and EEET-216) and MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent courses.) Lab 2, Lecture 2 (Fall).
3
ENGT-95
Career Seminar
This course is an introduction to the cooperative educational program at RIT, the programs in the department, and RIT resources. Topics include engineering technology vs. engineering, review of resources available at RIT, the cooperative education placement process, and the ethical expectations of employers for co-op students and RIT during a job search. Seminar 1 (Fall, Spring).
0
MATH-211
Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations (General Education – Elective)
This course includes an introduction to differential equations, Laplace transforms, numerical methods in differential equations, and the calculus of functions of two variables. The emphasis is on the application of these topics to problems in engineering technology. (Prerequisites: C- or better MATH-172 or MATH-182 or MATH 182A or 1016-232 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-220
Principles of Statics
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of structures and machines. Students learn to calculate unknown forces using the concept of equilibrium and free body diagrams and to calculate simple stresses and deflections for axially loaded members. Topics include forces, moments, free body diagrams, equilibrium, friction, stress, strain, and deflection. Examples are drawn from mechanical, manufacturing, and civil engineering technology. Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MECA-290
Mechanics for Mechatronics
Students will learn the applications of mechanics through the examination of mechatronic elements and systems. It is broken into two parts: Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials (a.k.a. Strength of Materials) You will learn to calculate stresses and deflections in members loaded under axial, transverse, and torsional loads. Fundamentals of Dynamics You will learn to use kinematics (study of motion without regard to forces) and kinetics (study of forces required to cause motion, e.g., Newton’s Laws of Motion) to calculate the motion of particles and rigid bodies in motion. You will also gain experience with computational tools, laboratory equipment, experimental methods, teamwork, project management and communications as you complete project assignments. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-210 or equivalent course. Co-requisite: MCET-110 or NETS-110 or MECE-305 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MECA-499
MECA Co-op (summer)
One semester of experience in a job related to the student's major. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 and MECA-290 and EEET-115 or equivalent courses.) CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
0
PHYS-112
College Physics II (General Education – Elective)
This course is an introduction to algebra-based physics focusing on thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and elementary topics in modern physics. Topics include heat and temperature, laws of thermodynamics, electric and magnetic forces and fields, DC and AC electrical circuits, electromagnetic induction, the concept of the photon, and the Bohr model of the atom. The course is taught using both traditional lectures and a workshop format that integrates material traditionally found in separate lecture, recitation, and laboratory settings. Attendance at the scheduled evening sessions of this class is required for exams. There will be 2 or 3 of these evening exams during the semester. (Prerequisites: PHYS-111 or PHYS-211 or equivalent course.) Lab 4, Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
4
RMET-340
Automation Control Systems
This course will provide a thorough understanding of the manufacturing automation principles, practices and system integration. Students will design a fully automated control system from selection of components, specifying the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and developing the ladder logic required to operate the system. Students will have the tools to effectively be able to fully design an automated control system as in done in varying industries. (Co-requisite: RMET-341 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
RMET-341
Automation Control Systems Lab
This course will provide a thorough hands-on experience in using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for manufacturing automation and system integration. Industry best practices for programming PLCs and the essentials of Human Machine Interface (HMI) for data entry, manipulation, and recording system status will be included. (Co-requisites: RMET-340 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
 
General Education – Artistic Perspective
3
 
General Education – Social Perspective
3
Choose one of the following:
3
   COMM-142
 Introduction to Technical Communication (WI-GE)
This course introduces students to current best practices in written and visual technical communication including writing effective email, short and long technical reports and presentations, developing instructional material, and learning the principles and practices of ethical technical communication. Course activities focus on engineering and scientific technical documents. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   COMM-221
 Public Relations Writing (WI-GE)
This course covers a variety of forms of writing for public relations, including news releases, newsletters, backgrounders, public service announcements, magazine queries, interviews, coverage memos, media alerts, features, trade press releases, and public presentations. Students will write for a variety of media including print, broadcast, and the web. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   COMM-253
 Communication (WI-GE)
An introduction to communication contexts and processes emphasizing both conceptual and practical dimensions. Participants engage in public speaking, small group problem solving and leadership, and writing exercises while acquiring theoretical background appropriate to understanding these skills. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   ENGL-260
 Written Argument (WI-GE)
This course is a rigorous introduction to the formal study of rhetoric. Often defined as the “art of persuasion,” rhetoric helps us understand the complexities of marshaling others to see, believe and act in particular ways. Reading a range of rhetorical theory—from the ancient to the contemporary—students will investigate how language is used to create meaning, construct identity, organize social groups, and produce change. Because argument and persuasion inherently involve ethical questions of power, students will also consider who and what benefits or is marginalized by particular assumptions, claims and practices. The course emphasizes cultural rhetoric and rhetorical genre theory to ask what different types of texts do, what cultural role they play in shaping knowledge, and what ideologies they embody. Students will analyze the rhetoric observed in a range of media—academic research, public communication, digital material, data visualization—and compose arguments, identifying assumptions, misinformation/disinformation, and counter arguments. Students engage with rhetorical theory to pose complex questions about important social issues, consider the discursive requirements of the moment, and write intentionally for a target audience. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
   SOIS-325
 Business Communication (WI-GE)
This course focuses on the development of communication skills essential to functioning effectively in the business world. Students learn the process of analyzing communication situations and responding to them. Topics include an overview of business communication, writing well, delivering business communications, tools for talking in crucial conversations, oral and interpersonal communication including listening skills, public speaking, cross-cultural communication, communicating in the digital age and teamwork. *Note: This course cannot be taken by students in Saunders College of Business.* (This class is restricted to undergraduate students with at least 2nd year standing. Saunders College of Business students are not permitted to take this course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
Third Year
CHMG-131
General Chemistry for Engineers (General Education – Scientific Principles Perspective)
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
EEET-427
Control Systems
Develops the knowledge of control system concepts and applies them to electromechanical systems. Systems are characterized and modeled using linear systems methods, focused with a controls perspective. Impulse responses, step responses, and transfer functions are reviewed. Principles of stability and damping are developed and applied to the specification and design of open and closed loop compensators to deliver specific input-output performance. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. Student must register for BOTH the Lecture and Laboratory components of this course. (Prerequisites: (MATH-211 or MATH-231) and ((CPET-253 or (CPET-251 and CPET-252)) or ((EEET-247 and EEET-248) or (CPET-133)) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2, Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
4
MCET-150
Engineering Communication and Tolerancing
A course that integrates basic engineering techniques. Topics will emphasize the design and communication of components through the use of hand sketching, solid modeling, dimensioning, tolerancing, and current GD&T standards. Students will be expected to design, build, inspect, and integrate GD&T into designs. (This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or EMET-BS or ENGTEH-UND students.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Spring).
3
MECA-499
MECA Co-op (summer)
One semester of experience in a job related to the student's major. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 and MECA-290 and EEET-115 or equivalent courses.) CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
RMET-585
Robots & Automation
This course focuses on the technology and application of robots and automation in the modern manufacturing environment. It will provide a thorough understanding of robotic hardware and software. The hardware aspects include robot configurations, drive mechanisms, power systems (hydraulic, pneumatic, and servo actuators), end-effectors and end-of-arm-tooling, sensors, control systems, machine vision, programming, safety, and integration. The software aspect deals with the various methods of textual and lead through programming commonly found on commercial robotic systems, as well as simulation systems offered by robot manufacturers. Digital Interfacing of robots with other automation components such as programmable logic controllers, computer-controlled machines, conveyors, is introduced. Robotic cell design and the socio-economic impact of robotics are also discussed. This course also has a strong experiential component that emphasizes hands-on training. This course may be cross-listed with RMET-685. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken RMET-685. College-level programming experience in at least one computer language strongly recommended. (Prerequisites: MCET-220 or CVET-210 or MECE-103 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
RMET-600
MMSI Graduate Seminar
This course provides students that are new to the MMSI program an opportunity to develop an understanding of the department’s research activities. The students will become more knowledgeable about the Manufacturing & Mechanical Systems Integration program, career options, the capstone and thesis project process (finding an advisor, required documentation and policies regarding completing a project on co-op) and department policies and procedures related to successful completion of the MMSI program. (This course is restricted to students in MMSI-MS, MCET/MMSI-BSMS, EMET/MMSI-BSMS, MECA/MMSI-BSMS, RMET/MMSI-BSMS programs.) Seminar 2 (Fall).
0
RMET-650
Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals
This course is intended to help students learn to think like systems engineers. This course will provide a thorough understanding of the systems fundamentals, its design, modeling, and integration. Topics include a thorough coverage of systems architecture, conceptualization, modeling, development and management. Students in this course will be taught industry practices for systems engineering and management from concept stage to post implementation stage. System engineering and modeling tools will also be introduced to assist with the conceptualization, development, and implementation of systems. (This course is restricted to students in MMSI-MS, MCET/MMSI-BSMS, EMET/MMSI-BSMS, MECA/MMSI-BSMS, RMET/MMSI-BSMS programs.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
3
STAT-145
Introduction to Statistics I (General Education – Elective)
This course introduces statistical methods of extracting meaning from data, and basic inferential statistics. Topics covered include data and data integrity, exploratory data analysis, data visualization, numeric summary measures, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The emphasis of the course is on statistical thinking rather than computation. Statistical software is used. (Prerequisites: Any 100 level MATH course, or NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275 or (NMTH-250 with a C- or better) or a Math Placement Exam score of at least 35.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
3
Choose one of the following:
3
   CPET-233
Digital Systems Design
This course covers the design and simulation of digital circuits using modern digital design techniques. Using a hardware description language, students will design, synthesize, and analyze finite state machines and combinational, sequential, and arithmetic logic circuits. Topics will include design for synthesis, verification techniques, memory circuits, programmable logic devices, and implementation technologies. The laboratories are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: CPET-133 or (CPET-141 and CPET-142) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2, Lecture 2 (Fall).
 
   CPET-253
Microcontroller Systems
This course presents typical structures and applications of microcontroller systems. Emphasis will be on: hardware, programming, input/output methods, typical peripherals/interfacing (including Timers, ADC and micro to micro communications), interrupt handling and small system design and applications using high level programming languages. Microprocessor architecture and assembly programming will be introduced to provide a base for more advanced digital designs. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: CPET-121 and (CPET-133 or (CPET-141 and CPET-142)) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2, Lecture 2 (Spring).
 
   EEET-125
Circuits II and EEET-126 Circuits II Lab
This course develops the skills to analyze and design AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include R-L and R-C transient analysis in relation to the differential equation; reactance and impedance; series, parallel, and series-parallel R-L-C circuits; mesh and nodal analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Norton, Maximum Power Transfer, and Superposition theorems. AC power and power factor, resonance, frequency response, and bandwidth are also covered. Transformers are introduced. (Prerequisites: C- or better in EEET-115 and EEET-116 or equivalent course. Co-requisite: EEET-126 and MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
 
   EEET-241
Electrical Machines and Transformers and EEET-242 Electrical Machines and Transformers Lab
Develops the knowledge and ability to analyze and specify motors, generators, and transformers for use in systems such as wind turbines and electric vehicles. Topics include efficiency, energy conservation, power factor, magnetism, electro-magnetic force, fields, armatures, commutators, rotors, stators, brushes, starters, controllers, DC machines, AC motors, alternators, single phase and three phase dynamos, three phase circuits, phasors, transformer properties, isolation, efficiency, and voltage regulation. (Prerequisites: (EEET-115 and EEET-116) or (EEET-121 and EEET-122) or (EEET-215 and EEET-216) or equivalent courses. Co-requisites: EEET-242 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
 
   RMET-571
Advanced Automation Systems and Control
This course deals with the higher level of topics relating to automation control systems engineering. Learning different programming languages, troubleshooting techniques, advanced programming instructions, the use and application of Human Machine Interface (HMI) panels, analog devices uses and applications, advanced system design, networking and an introduction to Industry 4.0 are all covered in this course. (Pre-requisites: RMET-340 or equivalent course. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken RMET-671.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Spring).
 
   RMET-587
Robotics: Sensors & Visions
Robots in many applications require sensors and/or vision systems to allow the robot to fully understand its environment and tasks. Students learn how to design and integrate robot sensor and vision systems to enable the dynamic use of the robot’s capabilities. Robot sensors, 2D and 3D visions systems along with lighting will be used to allow the student to conceptualize, design, and program robotic techniques related to path correction, dynamic positioning, 2D targeting, and 3D picking using robots. Projects will use both robots and simulation software. Students may receive credit for only this course or RMET-687, not both. (Prerequisites: RMET-585 or RMET-685. Also, students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken RMET-687.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
 
Choose one of the following:
3
   ISEE-682
Lean Six Sigma
This course presents the philosophy and methods that enable participants to develop quality strategies and drive process improvements. The fundamental elements of Lean Six Sigma are covered along with many problem solving and statistical tools that are valuable in driving process improvements in a broad range of business environments and industries. Successful completion of this course is accompanied by “yellow belt” certification and provides a solid foundation for those who also wish to pursue a “green belt.” (Green belt certification requires completion of an approved project which is beyond the scope of this course). (This course is restricted to degree-seeking graduate students and dual degree BS/MS or BS/ME students in KGCOE.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
   RMET-730
Six Sigma for Design and Manufacturing
This course presents the philosophy and tools that will enable participants to develop quality strategies and drive process improvements that are linked to and integrated with business plans. Continuous improvement principles are presented, within the six sigma format. The course will help prepare students for six sigma blackbelt certification. Students can receive credit for only one of the following: RMET-730, CQAS-701, or ISEE-682. (This course is restricted to students in MMSI-MS, MCET/MMSI-BSMS, EMET/MMSI-BSMS, MECA/MMSI-BSMS, RMET/MMSI-BSMS programs.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
 
 
General Education – Ethical Perspective
3
 
General Education – Immersion 1
3
Fourth Year
MECA-335
Applications of Fluid Power & Heat Transfer
This course focuses on fluid power, fluid mechanics, flow mechanisms, heat transfer, and the ideal gas laws in the context of mechatronic and robotic systems. Students learn to design and construct pneumatic and hydraulic circuits and controls. Issues of fluid forces, flow characterization, efficiency, losses are applied to pumps, compressors, accumulators, and control valves. Basics of heat transfer, flow mechanisms, and ideal gas laws are applied to robotic and mechatronic systems Laboratory activities put the theory into practice. The course culminates in a comprehensive project where students design and build an electro-fluid power system to solve a practical problem. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-210 or equivalent course.) Lab 1, Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MECA-490
Design of Mechatronics Systems
This course will introduce students to the design of complex mechanical systems through the perspective of the mechatronics engineer. Students will learn about different forms of power transfer, and machine elements such as gears, belts, chains, and brakes. Students will apply this knowledge to the selection of prime movers such as motors, using data sheets and power curves. Students will also learn different methods of instrumentation and control of complex machines using sensors such as; encoders, proximity sensors, thermal measurement, and control devices such as relays, pulse width modulation (PWM), variable frequency drives (VFD), and motor control. (Prerequisites: MECA-290 and EEET-213 or equivalent courses. Co-requisites: EEET-427 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MECA-499
MECA Co-op
One semester of experience in a job related to the student's major. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 and MECA-290 and EEET-115 or equivalent courses.) CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
0
MECA-565
MECA Engineering Technology Capstone Project (WI-PR)
This is the Engineering Technology Common Capstone Project course where students address open-ended problems. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, the design process, and project management tools addressing project scope, schedule, milestones, deliverables, risk, and cost. The course also focuses on developing oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. In this course, cross-disciplinary student teams develop their proposed mechanism or machine after identifying customer needs, and possible alternative concepts. The mechanism or machine must include sufficiently complex mechanical and electrical subsystems, a control system, and a manufacturing system design. The subsystems of the design must be effectively integrated to achieve proper operation of the mechanism or machine. The final system design must be supported by sound engineering analyses and by engineering designs necessary to build a prototype. The design will be implemented through further analysis, testing, documentation, demonstration, and presentation of a fully functional prototype. This course is intended to be taken as a capstone design experience near the conclusion of the student's program of study. (Prerequisites: MECA-290 and EEET-427 and RMET-585 or equivalent courses.) Lab 3, Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
4
STAT-146
Introduction to Statistics II (General Education – Elective)
This course is an elementary introduction to the topics of regression and analysis of variance. The statistical software package Minitab will be used to reinforce these techniques. The focus of this course is on business applications. This is a general introductory statistics course and is intended for a broad range of programs. (Prerequisites: STAT-145 or equivalent course.) Lecture 6 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
4
STAT-670
Design of Experiments
How to design and analyze experiments, with an emphasis on applications in engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include the role of statistics in scientific experimentation; general principles of design, including randomization, replication, and blocking; replicated and unreplicated two-level factorial designs; two-level fractional-factorial designs; response surface designs. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
 
MMET Concentration Courses
6
 
General Education – Elective
3
 
Open Elective
3
 
General Education – Immersion 2
3
Fifth Year
ACCT-603
Accounting for Decision Makers
A graduate-level introduction to the use of accounting information by decision makers. The focus of the course is on two subject areas: (1) financial reporting concepts/issues and the use of general-purpose financial statements by internal and external decision makers and (2) the development and use of special-purpose financial information intended to assist managers in planning and controlling an organization's activities. Generally accepted accounting principles and issues related to International Financial Reporting Standards are considered while studying the first subject area and ethical issues impacting accounting are considered throughout. (This class is restricted to degree-seeking graduate students or those with permission from instructor.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
3
MECA-436
Engineering Economics
This course provides coverage of the financial side of engineering decisions relating to product development and operations. Course topics provide a foundation for engineers to effectively analyze engineering systems and operations with respect to financial considerations of product development, analysis, and operations. This course prepares students for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination, Engineering Economics section. Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
Choose one of the following:
3
   DECS-744
Project Management
A study in the principles of project management and the application of various tools and techniques for project planning and control. This course focuses on the leadership role of the project manager, and the roles and responsibilities of the team members. Considerable emphasis is placed on statements of work and work breakdown structures. The course uses a combination of lecture/discussion, group exercises, and case studies. (This class is restricted to degree-seeking graduate students or those with permission from instructor.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   PROF-710
Project Management
This course addresses project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, covering the fundamental nature of and techniques for managing a broad range of projects. Topics cover the Project Management Life Cycle from Planning to Termination. It also addresses the behavioral and quantitative facets of project management, as well as the use of methods, tools and techniques for the initiation, planning, and execution of projects. Introduces the standard framework, processes and knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute. *Note: Bachelors degree or minimum of 5 years of work experience in a project related business environment. Recommended education or work experience in organizational behavior, mathematics and basic accounting. *Note: BUSI-510 may not be substituted for BUSI-710 in a graduate concentration or the advanced certificate in project management. Additionally, a student may not register for and receive credit for both BUSI-510 and BUSI-710, whether taken as an undergraduate or graduate student. (This class is restricted to degree-seeking graduate students or those with permission from instructor.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
Choose one of the following:
3
   RMET-788
MMSI Thesis Planning �
Students will rigorously develop their thesis research ideas, conduct literature reviews, identify and plan methodologies, prepare schedules, and gain a clear understanding of the expectations of the faculty and the discipline. Each student will be required to prepare a committee approved thesis research proposal and may begin work on their thesis. (Enrollment in this course requires permission from the department offering the course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
 
   
MMET Elective Course �
 
Choose one of the following:
3
   RMET-790
MMSI Thesis
The MMSI thesis is based on thorough literature review and experimental substantiation of a problem, by the candidate, in an appropriate topic. A written proposal has to be defended and authorized by the faculty adviser/committee. The proposal defense is followed by experimental work, a formal written thesis, and oral presentation of findings. The candidate should have completed the requisite courses for the program before enrolling for the thesis. (Prerequisites: RMET-788 or equivalent course.) Thesis 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
   RMET-795
MMSI Comprehensive Exam, plus one (1) MMET Elective
A written comprehensive exam is one of the non-thesis or non-project methodology for completion of the MS-MMSI degree. Students will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the theories and foundation principles. This course will require the student to do an independent review of the concepts within the core courses and the chosen concentration area, and will culminate in a comprehensive written examination. The student must receive a passing grade of at least 80 percent to be successful. Students will have one additional opportunity to pass the exam, if their initial attempt results in a failing grade. (Enrollment in this course requires permission from the department offering the course.) Comp Exam 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
   RMET-797
 MMSI Capstone Project
This course provides the MMSI graduate students an opportunity to complete their degree requirements by addressing a practical real-world challenge using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their studies. This course is not only the culmination of a student's course work but also an indicator of the student's ability to use diverse knowledge to provide a tangible solution to a problem. The capstone project topic can be in the areas of product development, manufacturing automation, management system, quality management or electronics packaging. The course requires a comprehensive project report and a final presentation. (Enrollment in this course requires permission from the department offering the course.) Project 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
 
MMET Elective
3
 
MMET Concentration Course
3
 
General Education – Immersion 3
3
 
Open Elective
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
153

Please see General Education Curriculum (GE) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.*

Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

† Students on the Thesis track take RMET-788 while Capstone and Comprehensive Exam track students take an MMET Elective course.

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  • 2-3 years of science. Chemistry or physics is required and biology is recommended.
  • Technology electives are preferred.

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