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Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology bachelor of science degree

Robert Garrick, Interim Department Chair
585-475-4288, rdgmet@rit.edu

Beth Carle, Director of Undergraduate Studies
585-475-6752, easmet@rit.edu

Program overview

With the increased complexity of products and production design, which includes the integration of electronics with mechanical and electrical components, there is a growing need for professionals who have a strong foundation in the electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing disciplines. The electrical mechanical engineering technology major prepares students for professional careers in engineering disciplines where an integration of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing disciplines is important. Core courses cover electricity, electronics, microprocessors, mechanics, materials, thermal science, solid modeling, and manufacturing processes. In addition, students take general education courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, communications, programming, and the liberal arts. The major offers flexibility in transfer from a variety of two-year programs and from majors within RIT, including programs in engineering science and engineering technology. 

Plan of study

Students develop skills in courses that explore the fundamentals of mechanics, electrical circuits, and microprocessors, mathematics, materials technology, computer-aided engineering and design. Later, course work focuses on both mechanical and electrical analysis and design. The major includes two technical electives and two free electives, and includes a substantial amount of laboratory and project work. Teamwork, technical writing, and computer use are emphasized throughout the curriculum, which includes the presentation of industry relevant team projects.

The major will develop well-rounded electrical mechanical engineers as lifelong learners with the ability to adapt, grow, and succeed in a mechatronics, electromechanical engineering environment, or similar highly competitive workplace. The cooperative education experience prepares students to step into professional positions after graduation and be immediately productive in careers focused in mechatronics development, electromechanical system design and analysis, alternative energy, or system engineering.

Cooperative education

Cooperative education, or co-op, is an increasingly valuable integrated, co-curricular experience required by many programs in the college. Students gain real-world experience and make life-long professional connections while earning a salary, which may help offset college costs. Engineering technology students are required to complete four co-op blocks. This typically includes one spring, one fall, and two summer terms, alternating periods of full-time study with full-time paid work experience in their career field. In some circumstances other forms of experiential education, such as study abroad, research, or military service, may be used to fulfill part of the co-op requirement. Each student is assigned a co-op adviser to assist in identifying and applying to co-op opportunities.

Accreditation

The electrical mechanical engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Curriculum

Electrical mechanical engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
MFET-105 Machine Tools Lab 1
MATH-171 LAS Perspective 7A (mathematical): Calculus A 3
CHMG-131 LAS Perspectuve 6 (scientific principles): General Chemistry for Engineers 3
MFET-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
MCET-110 Foundations of Metals 2
MCET-111 Characterization of Metals Lab 1
EEET-111 DC Circuits  3
EEET-112 DC Circuits Lab 1
PHYS-111 LAS Perspective 5 (natural science inquiry): College Physics 4
MATH-172 LAS Perspective 7B (mathematical): Calculus B 3
ACSC-010 Year One 0
Choose one of the following: 3
   COMM-142    Introduction to Technical Communication  
   COMM-221    Public Relations Writing  
   COMM-253    Communication  
   ENGL-361    Written Argument  
   ENGL-361    Technical Writing  
   TCOM-325    Business Communication  
  Wellness Education* 0
  First Year Writing  3
Second Year
MCET-220 Principles of Statics 3
MFET-150 Engineering Communication and Tolerencing 3
MATH-211 Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations 3
PHYS-112 College Physics II 4
EEET-121 AC Circuits 3
EEET-122 AC Circuits Lab 1
EMET-290 Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
EEET-225 Electronic Amplifiers 2
EEET-226 Electronic Amplifiers Lab 1
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics I 3
CPET-121 Computational Problem Solving I 3
ENGT-299 Career Seminar 0
  LAS Perspective 1 (ethical) 3
Third Year
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
MFET-340 Automation Control Systems 2
MFET-341 Automation Control Systems Lab 1
MCET-210 Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials 2
MCET-211 Characterization of Non-Metallic Materials Lab 1
EEET-247 Microprocessors and Digital Systems 2
EEET-248 Microprocessors and Digital Systems Lab 1
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (spring, summer) Co-op
  LAS Perspective 2 (artistic) 3
Fourth Year
EEET-241 Electrical Machines and Transformers 2
EEET-242 Electrical Machines and Transformers Lab 1
MCET-430 Thermal Fluid Systems I 3
MFET-436 Engineering Economics 3
MCET-530 Thermal Fluid Science II 3
EMET-419 Experimental Methods for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology (WI) 3
EEET-427 Control Systems 4
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
  LAS Perspective 3 (global) 3
  LAS Elective 3
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
Fifth Year
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (fall) Co-op
  LAS Perspective 4 (social) 3
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  Free Electives 6
  Technical Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 127

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) 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.

Accelerated dual degree option

Accelerated dual degree options are for undergraduate students with outstanding academic records. Upon acceptance, well-qualified undergraduate students can begin graduate study before completing their BS degree, shortening the time it takes to earn both degrees. Students should consult an academic adviser for more information.

Electrical mechanical engineering technology, BS degree/Manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
MFET-105 Machine Tools Lab 1
MFET-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
MATH-171 LAS Perspective 7A (mathematical): Calculus A 3
MCET-110 Foundations of Metals 2
CHMG-131 LAS Perspective 6 (scientific principles): General Chemistry for Engineers 3
MCET-111 Characterizations of Metals Lab 1
EEET-111 DC Circuits 3
EEET-112 DC Circuits Lab 1
PHYS-111 LAS Perspective 5 (natural science inquiry): College Physics 4
MATH-172 LAS Perspective 7B (mathematics): Calculus B 3
UWRT-150 First Year Writing 3
ACSC-010 Year One 0
Choose one of the following: 3
   COMM-142    Introduction to Technical Communication  
   COMM-221    Public Relations Writing  
   COMM-253    Communication  
   ENGL-361    Technical Writing  
   ENGL-360    Written Argument  
   TCOM-325    Business Communication  
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MCET-220 Principles of Statics 3
MCET-150 Engineering Communications and Tolerencing 3
MATH-211 Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations 3
PHYS-112 College Physics II 4
EEET-121 AC Circuits 3
EEET-122 AC Circuits Lab 1
EMET-290 Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
EEET-225 Electronic Amplifiers 2
EEET-226 Electronic Amplifiers Lab 1
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics I 3
CPET-121 Computational Problem Solving I 3
EMET-299 Career Seminar 0
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
  LAS Perspective 1 (ethical) 3
Third Year
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
MCET-430 Thermal Fluid Systems I 3
MCET-530 Thermal Fluid Systems II 3
MCET-210 Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials 2
MCET-211 Characterization of Non-Metallic Materials Lab 1
EEET-247 Microprocessors and Digital Systems 2
EEET-248 Microprocessors and Digital Systems Lab 1
MFET-650 Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals 3
EMET-419 Experimental Methods (WI) 3
MFET-730 Six Sigma for Design and Manufacturing 3
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
  LAS Perspective 2 (artistic) 3
  MMET Concentration Course 3
Fourth Year
MFET-340 Automation Control Systems 2
MFET-341 Automation Control Systems Lab 1
EEET-241 Electric Machines and Transformers 2
EEET-242 Electric Machines and Transformers Lab 1
MFET-436 Engineering Economics 3
STAT-670 Design of Experiments for Engineering and Sciences 3
EEET-427 Control Systems 4
GRCS-701 Research Methods 3
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
  MMET Concentration Course 3
  LAS Elective 3
  LAS Perspective 3 (global) 3
  LAS Immersion 1 3
Fifth Year
DECS-744 Project Management 3
  MMET Concentration Course 3
  MMET Elective Course 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   ACCT-603    Accounting for Decision Makers  
   ACCT-706    Cost Management  
Choose one of the following: 3
   MFET-788    Thesis Planning  
      MMET Elective Course  
Choose one of the following: 3
   MFET-797    Capstone  
   MFET-790    Thesis  
     MMET Elective and Comprehensive Exam  
  LAS Immersion 2, 3 6
  LAS Perspective 4 (social) 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 154

Please see General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) 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.

Admission requirements

Freshman Admission

For all bachelor’s degree programs, a strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. Generally, this includes 4 years of English, 3-4 years of mathematics, 2-3 years of science, and 3 years of social studies and/or history.

Specific math and science requirements and other recommendations

  • 3 years of math required; pre-calculus recommended
  • Chemistry or physics required; biology recommended
  • Technology electives desirable

SAT (EBRW+M)
1190 -1350

ACT Composite
25-31

Transfer Admission

Transfer course recommendations without associate degree

Courses in mathematics, science, engineering science, and engineering technology

Appropriate associate degree programs for transfer

Electrical or mechanical technology, electronic technology, engineering science

 

Additional information

Activities and professional organizations

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 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 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).

Part-time study

Students who are employed full time may pursue the major on a part-time basis by taking the upper-division portion of the curriculum during day or evening hours. It is recommended that students take one to two courses per semester. Students also may elect certain courses from other engineering technology majors, with department approval.




Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this program's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
 

Program overview

With both the increased complexity of product design and the merger of mechanical and electrical aspects of design, there is a growing need for professionals who have a strong foundation in the electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing disciplines.

Goals

The program prepares students for professional careers in the broad field of engineering technology, where an integration of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing disciplines is important. The program provides the maximum amount of flexibility in transfer from other RIT programs and a variety of two-year programs, including engineering science and engineering technology.

Accreditation

The electrical/mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Accelerated dual degree

The college offers an accelerated dual degree. The option allows students to earn a BS in electrical/mechanical engineering technology and an MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration in five years. For further information, please contact an adviser.

Curriculum

The program’s core covers the disciplines of electricity, electronics, microprocessors, mechanics, materials, thermal science, solid modeling, and manufacturing processes. After completing the core, students may select a technical concentration, which consists of three courses in a particular discipline. Students may use this concentration to either tailor the degree to meet specific employment objectives or establish a technical minor. Technical concentrations are available in electrical power systems, manufacturing management, telecommunications, and structures—civil, safety technology, and environmental management. Additional concentrations may be developed to meet the needs of a student’s career goals or interests. Students will also complete 24 quarter credit hours of electives (12 as free electives and 12 as technical electives). In addition, students take general education courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, communications, programming, and the liberal arts.

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Electrical/mechanical engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

Course Qtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
1720-051, 052 First-Year Enrichment I, II 2
0617-220 Manufacturing Processes 4
1016-230 Precalculus 4
0617-262 Solid Modeling and Design 4
1017-211 College Physics I 4
1016-231, 232 Calculus for Engineering Technology I, II 8
  Liberal Arts* 16
0618-301 Digital Fundamentals 4
0610-211 Introduction to Materials Technology 3
0610-304 Materials Testing 1
Second Year
0610-408, 410 Applied Mechanics I, II 8
1017-212, 213 College Physics II, III 8
1016-304 Differential Equations for Engineering Technology 4
1016-319 Data Analysis 4
0614-271 Telecommunications Fundamentals 4
0609-337 Electrical Machines and Transformers 4
0609-411 Electrical Principles I 4
  Liberal Arts* 8
0535-403 Effective Technical Communications 4
0610-432 Computers in Mechanical Engineering Technology 2
  Wellness Education† 0
Third Year
1011-208 College Chemistry 4
0618-231 Technical Programming I 4
  Technical Elective 4
0609-413 Applied Microprocessors 4
0606-099 Co-op Preparation 0
0609-412 Electric Principles II 4
  Liberal Arts* 4
0660-401, 402 Thermal Fluid Sciences I, II 5
0610-407 Mechanical Engineering Technology Lab I 2
  Wellness Education† 0
1011-273, 277 Introduction to Chemistry of Materials, Lab 4
0660-499 Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
0617-470 Controls for Manufacturing Automation 4
0610-416 Materials Technology 4
0617-440 Production and Operations Management I 4
0610-409 Mechanical Engineering Technology Lab II 2
0660-499 Cooperative Education Co-op
  Liberal Arts* 8
0660-403 Thermal Fluid Science III 3
  Upper-Division Technical Concentration 4
  Technical Elective 4
Fifth Year
0610-499 Cooperative Education Co-op
0617-436 Engineering Economics 4
  Upper-Division Technical Concentration 7-8
  Free Electives 12
  Technical Elective 8
  General Education Elective 2
Total Quarter Credit Hours 194

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

Electrical/mechanical engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
MCET-150 Mechanical Design and Fabrication 3
MCET-151 Mechanical Design and Fabrication Lab 1
MATH-171 LAS Perspective 7A: Calculus A  3
  LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar 3
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
MCET-110 Foundations of Materials 2
MCET-111 Foundations of Materials Lab 1
EEET-111 DC Circuits 3
EEET-112 DC Circuits Lab 1
PHYS-111 LAS Perspective 5: College Physics  4
MATH-172 LAS Perspective 7B: Calculus B 3
COMM-203 Effective Technical Communications 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MCET-220 Principles of Statics 3
MFET-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
MATH-211 Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations 3
PHYS-112 College Physics II 4
EEET-121 AC Circuits 3
EEET-122 AC Circuits Lab 1
EMET-290 Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
EEET-225 Electronic Amplifiers 2
EEET-226 Electronic Amplifiers Lab    1
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics I  3
CPET-121 Computational Problem Solving I 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
Third Year
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
MFET-340 Automation Control Systems 2
MFET-341 Automation Control Systems Lab 1
MCET-210 Materials in Engineering Design 2
MCET-211 Materials in Engineering Design Lab 1
EEET-247 Microprocessors and Digital Systems  2
EEET-248 Microprocessors and Digital Systems Lab 1
  LAS Perspective 2 3
EMET-299 Cooperative Education Preperation 0
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (spring, summer) Co-op
Fourth Year
EEET-241 Electric Machines and Transformers 2
EEET-242 Electric Machines and Transformers Lab 1
MCET-430 Thermal Fluid Systems I 3
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
MFET-436 Engineering Economics 3
CHMG-131 LAS Perspective 6: General Chemistry for Engineers 3
EMET-419 Experimental Methods for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology (WI) 3
MCET-530 Thermal Fluid Systems II 3
EEET-435 Process Control and Instrumentation 3
  LAS Perspective 3 3
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
Fifth Year
EMET-499 Cooperative Education (fall) Co-op
  LAS Perspective 4 3
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  Free Elective 1, 2 6
  Technical Elective 1 3
MCET-535 Thermal Fluid Systems Lab 2
Total Semester Credit Hours 128

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

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

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.