Mechanical Engineering Technology BS

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CHMG-131
General Education – Scientific Principles Perspective: General Chemistry for Engineers
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
MATH-171
General Education – Mathematical Perspective A: Calculus 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
General Education – Mathematical Perspective B: Calculus 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. Lecture 3 (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
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 (Spring).
3
MFET-105
Machine Tools Lab
1
MFET-120
Manufacturing Processes
3
PHYS-111
General Education – Natural Science Inquiry Perspective: College Physics I
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. Lab 4 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
4
 
General Education – First Year Writing: FYW (WI)
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. Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring).
0
 
General Education – Artistic Perspective
3
Second Year
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; ladder network analysis; Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Kirchhoff’s Current Laws, source conversions and branch analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Thevenin and superposition theorems. AC circuit analysis topics include sinusoidal waveforms as forcing functions; basic R-L-C elements and phasors, including average power and power factor and series AC circuit analysis. Complex numbers and mathematical operations are introduced and utilized to solve series AC circuit problems. Reactance and impedance are introduced and used to solve series circuits. (Co-requisite: EEET-116 and MATH-111 or MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (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 extensively to verify Ohm's Law; Kirchoff’s Voltage and Kirchoff’s Current Laws and to demonstrate current and voltage division. Circuit simulation software is used throughout to support calculations and establish a baseline for comparison. Students collaborate within teams to research technology areas of curiosity, observe trends about the changing world and inform their peers via verbal presentations. (Co-requisite: EEET-115 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
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-210
Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials
This course will cover the process of selecting a best material for a given design application with a focus on polymeric materials. To support this process material families, strengthening mechanisms, and degradation mechanisms and prevention will be studied. The materials selection process will include economic, ecological, and ethical considerations. An emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of structure, process, and properties. This class expands upon concepts presented in MCET-110. (Prerequisites: C- or better in (CHMG-131 or CHMG-141 or CHEM-151) and (MCET-110 and MCET-111) or (NETS-110 and NETS-111) or (MECE-304 or MECE-305 and MECE-306) or equivalent courses. Corequisite: MCET-211 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
MCET-211
Characterization of Non-Metallic Materials Lab
This course will consist of laboratory experiences which focus on property characterization of the properties of polymeric materials. (Co-requisites: MCET-210 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
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 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-221
Strength of Materials
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of structures and machines. Students learn to calculate stresses and deflections in axially loaded members, beams, shafts, and columns. Topics include statically indeterminate problems, thermal stress, stress concentration, combined stress by superposition, and Mohr’s Circle. Students also gain experience with teamwork, project management, and communications as they complete recitation and project assignments. (Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-210 or equivalent course. Co-requisite: MCET-110 or NETS-110 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
4
PHYS-112
General Education – Elective: College Physics II
This course is an introduction to algebra-based physics focusing on thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and elementary topics in modern physics. Topics include heat and temperature, laws of thermodynamics, fluids, electric and magnetic forces and fields, DC electrical circuits, electromagnetic induction, opyics, 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. (Prerequisites: PHYS-111 or 1017-211 or equivalent course.) Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
4
STAT-145
General Education – Elective: Introduction to Statistics I
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. (Prerequisite: MATH-101 or MATH-111 or NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275 or a math placement exam score of at least 35.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
3
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. Lab (Fall).
 
    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-360
   Written Argument (WI)
This course will focus on academic writing specifically, the arguments presented in different fields and professions about issues of significance. Students will learn about the rhetorical, ethical, emotional, historical and logical elements of persuasion as they relate to written and visual arguments and they will practice making claims, providing evidence, exploring underlying assumptions and anticipating counter-arguments as they relate to different audiences. In addition to argument analyses, students will develop arguments of their own through inquiry-based essays. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
    ENGL-361
   Technical Writing (WI)
Provides knowledge of and practice in technical writing. Key topics include audience analysis; organizing, preparing and revising short and long technical documents; designing documents using effective design features and principles, and formatting elements using tables and graphs; conducting research; writing technical definitions, and physical and process descriptions; writing instructions; and individual and group peer editing. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
    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 – Ethical Perspective
3
 
General Education – Global Perspective
3
Third Year
MCET-320
Mechanical Dynamics with Applications
Principles of engineering dynamics and the solution of practical engineering problems using engineering dynamics are studied. The dynamic analysis of particles and rigid bodies are performed using the three fundamental analytical methods. These include Force-Acceleration, Work-Energy, and Impulse-Momentum methods. An emphasis is placed on the application of these methods to the solution of real engineering problems. In addition, this course introduces the study of vibration in a mass, spring, and damper system. Students will evaluate real problems experimentally, analytically and through computer simulation. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-150 or equivalent course. Co-Requisite: MATH-211 or MATH-231 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-330
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power
This course involves the study of the basics of fluid mechanics and fluid power. Areas of study include pressure, forces, viscosity, bulk modulus, flow characterization, efficiency and losses. Fluid Power systems and components are also reviewed including hydraulic/pneumatic systems, pumps, compressors, actuators, valves, accumulators, and directional control valves. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-210 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-499
MCET Co-op (spring, summer)
One semester of appropriate work experience in industry. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 or equivalent course.) CO OP .
0
STAT-146
General Education – Elective: 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 – Elective
3
 
General Education – Social Perspective
3
Fourth Year
MCET-430
Thermal Fluid Science I
This course provides an introduction to the properties of pure substances, gas laws, first law of thermodynamics, along with an introduction to fluid mechanics are studied and applied. Students learn through an integrated presentation of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics how to approach and solve reasonable thermal-fluid problems. Topics include the first law of thermodynamics, specific heat, ideal gases, work, energy, lumped systems, fluid statics, conservation of mass/energy, laminar, and turbulent flow. Examples are drawn from mechanical, and electrical mechanical engineering technology. (Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in PHYS-112 or PHYS-212 equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-450
Mechanical Analysis & Design I (WI-PR)
In this course students will investigate how mechanical parts fail through static, fatigue, and surface modes. Students will analyze the stresses, apply failure theories, and design mechanical components to last. The fatigue characteristics for given metal samples will be investigated through experimentation, analysis, and deduction of experimental results. The computer is used extensively in analysis, FEA, and design process. (Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in (MCET-221 or (MECE-203 and MECE-204)) and (MCET-320 or MECE-205) or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-499
MCET Co-op (summer)
One semester of appropriate work experience in industry. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 or equivalent course.) CO OP .
0
MCET-520
Measurement Systems & Controls
This course examines modeling, instrumentation, and measurement of electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems containing elements such as sensors and actuators used in feedback control systems. Analytical and experimental techniques of general importance in systems engineering are presented, including sensor utilization in feedback control. Engineering measurement fundamentals, including digital and frequency domain techniques noise and error analysis are covered. Closed-loop system analysis will include the use of proportional, integral, and derivative elements to control system response. Hands-on projects and laboratories are utilized to reinforce fundamental measurement and control system concepts. Software skills include the use of MATLAB and the graphical programming language, LABVIEW. (Prerequisites: (MATH-211 or MATH-231) and (EEET-115 and EEET-116) and (MCET-320 or EMET-290 or {MECE-203 and MECE-204 and MECE-205}) and (STAT-145 or STAT-205 or MATH-251).) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-530
Thermal Fluid Science II
This course provides an in-depth coverage on the application of the first and second law of thermodynamics and conservation principles, mass and energy, to the analysis of open systems and power cycles, including refrigeration, heat pump and power cycles. It also introduces the fundamentals of heat transfer theory, conduction, radiation, free and forced convection, and its application to heat exchangers including free surface and conduit flow. Case studies based on real-world thermal systems are used to illustrate the connection between these interdisciplinary subjects. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-430 or (MECE-210 and MECE-211) or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-550
Mechanical Analysis & Design II
All machines are comprised of individual components (springs, gears, fasteners, etc.) working together as a system to accomplish a goal. This course integrates the components into the bigger picture of the system. The course culminates in the design and production of a machine. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-450 or equivalent course. Corequisites: MCET-551 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
3
MCET-551
Mechanical Analysis & Design II Lab
This course will allow students to demonstrate and develop the skills and knowledge gained in the MCET-550 Mechanical Analysis and Design II course. This will be done through the integration of course topics into lab projects. These labs will allow students to analyze and design mechanical systems that include gears, springs, shafts, bearings, and other forms of power transmission. The lab will be split between in class discussions and hands-on learning opportunities. In class discussions will outline lab requirements and relate the lab-to-course material. Lab reports are generated through the integration of word processing and presentation software. The application of software tools and the engineering design process will be emphasized throughout. (Corequisites: MCET-550 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Spring).
1
 
General Education – Elective
3
 
Open Electives
6
 
General Education – Immersion 1, 2
6
Fifth Year
MCET-499
MCET Co-op (fall)
One semester of appropriate work experience in industry. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 or equivalent course.) CO OP .
0
MCET-535
Thermal Fluid Systems Project
Students perform laboratory experiments in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Students will do a group project involving the design, modification, and analysis of a Thermo-Fluid system, its instrumentation, method of test, data analysis and final report presentation. Special emphasis is placed on report preparation and computer-aided data reduction. (Co-requisites: MCET-530 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
 
Technical Electives
6
 
Open Electives
6
 
General Education – Immersion 3
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
128

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.

Options

Students may elect to pursue a Degree Option by using Open Electives to complete one of the options below:

Robotics and Automation
Complete 9 credits from the following courses:
MFET-545
Electronics Manufacturing
This course provides a thorough understanding of the technology, components, equipment, materials and manufacturing process for through hole technology and surface mount technology electronics manufacturing. Students will develop a strong foundation needed for advanced work in surface mount technology (SMT). Topics in Design for Manufacturing are also considered for high volume vs. low volume manufacturing. Students may only receive credit for this course or MFET-655, not both. (Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MFET-655.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
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).
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).
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: MFET-340 or equivalent course. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken RMET-671.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
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 (Fall, Spring).
RMET-587
Robotics: Sensors and 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: MFET-585 or MFET-685. Also, students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken RMET-687.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
Product Design Option
Complete 9 credits from the following courses:
MCET-582
Robust Design
The fundamental principles of robust design are developed. The history of the robust design engineering methodology is presented. The concepts of the loss function, concept selection, parameter design, and tolerance design will be covered. Metrics and analysis techniques are developed to optimize the performance of product or process components in spite of their design, manufacturing, or customer use environments. Specific attention will be paid to a number of case studies to reinforce the student’s conceptualization of the methods and their focus on engineering of optimized products and processes. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MCET-620. (Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MCET-620.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
MCET-583
Plastics Product Design
The study of design guidelines for plastic products based on the interrelationships between design, the material selected, the manufacturing process selected, and the tooling to be used. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MCET-683. (Prerequisites: MCET-210 and MCET-211 or equivalent courses. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MCET-683.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
MCET-585
Product Ideation
Students learn the process of generating and formulating an idea, developing a Voice of the Customer (VOC) survey, utilizing a House of Quality (HOQ) matrix for developing a product requirements document, brainstorming and ranking concepts through the Plough Concept Selection Matrix technique, among others. Patenting and intellectual property issues will be discussed and selected ideas will be evaluated against patent searches. (This class is restricted to students with at least 3rd year standing in MCET-BS, MFET-BS, RMET-BS, EMET-BS or PACK-BS.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
MCET-586
Product Innovation
Product innovation of new consumer products is accomplished by using a multi-step process in inter-disciplinary teams. Students will benefit from experiencing these steps/roles as they prepare to develop an idea into a product for commercialization. In this course, students will learn to take an idea of a feasible design and develop a detailed product definition to meet consumer known and/or unknown needs using a variety of industry standard processes and methodologies like Stage Gate, Design Thinking and Lean Startup Thinking. The students will further evaluate the marketplace, apply engineering standards from previous core courses and develop a presentation, report and prototype for the final deliverables. (A minimum of 3rd year standing is required to enroll.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
MCET-595
Applied Finite Element Analysis
This course focuses on using commercial finite element analysis (FEA) software to analyze linear and non-linear systems in the areas of structural mechanics and heat transfer. Students will utilize a wide variety of analysis techniques including deflection, stress, mode shapes, optimization, heat transfer, and thermal-stress. In addition, projects using FEA to solve problems of interest to the student are required. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MCET-695. (Prerequisites: MFET-221 or EMET-290 or equivalent course. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MFET-695.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
MFET-460
Integrated Design for Manufacture & Assembly
Integrated design for manufacture and assembly manufacturing processes are expanded and applied to the design process. Part concepts will be considered for various manufacturing processes to determine which process will yield the lowest cost part that meets all product functional requirements. Students will learn the DFMA methodology for making decisions to analyze the costs associated with their product concepts. Designs will consider the tooling that is required in product build and will understand the interrelationships between decisions and the cost associated with manufacture and service of the product. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to effectively design parts and assemblies for manufacture, assembly, and service. Costing will be considered at every step of the design process. (Prerequisites: MFET-120 or NETS-120 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
MFET-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 graduate or BS/MS students in the MMSI-MS, MFSI-MS, MCSI-MS and EMSI-MS programs.) Lecture 3 (Fall).

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CHMG-131
General Education – Scientific Principles Perspective: General Chemistry for Engineers
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
MATH-171
General Education – Mathematical Perspective A: Calculus 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
General Education – Mathematical Perspective B: Calculus 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. Lecture 3 (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
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 (Spring).
3
PHYS-111
General Education – Natural Science Inquiry Perspective: College Physics I
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. Lab 4 (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, plastics fabrication, EDM, water jet, chemical, LASERS, plasma, and rapid prototyping. (This class is restricted to MCET-BS or MECA-BS or RMET-BS or EMET-BS or MANUFSY-MN or ENGTEH-UND students.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
3
UWRT-150
General Education – First Year Writing: FYW: Writing Seminar (WI)
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. Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring).
0
 
General Education – Artistic Perspective
3
Second Year
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; ladder network analysis; Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Kirchhoff’s Current Laws, source conversions and branch analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Thevenin and superposition theorems. AC circuit analysis topics include sinusoidal waveforms as forcing functions; basic R-L-C elements and phasors, including average power and power factor and series AC circuit analysis. Complex numbers and mathematical operations are introduced and utilized to solve series AC circuit problems. Reactance and impedance are introduced and used to solve series circuits. (Co-requisite: EEET-116 and MATH-111 or MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (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 extensively to verify Ohm's Law; Kirchoff’s Voltage and Kirchoff’s Current Laws and to demonstrate current and voltage division. Circuit simulation software is used throughout to support calculations and establish a baseline for comparison. Students collaborate within teams to research technology areas of curiosity, observe trends about the changing world and inform their peers via verbal presentations. (Co-requisite: EEET-115 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
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-210
Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials
This course will cover the process of selecting a best material for a given design application with a focus on polymeric materials. To support this process material families, strengthening mechanisms, and degradation mechanisms and prevention will be studied. The materials selection process will include economic, ecological, and ethical considerations. An emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of structure, process, and properties. This class expands upon concepts presented in MCET-110. (Prerequisites: C- or better in (CHMG-131 or CHMG-141 or CHEM-151) and (MCET-110 and MCET-111) or (NETS-110 and NETS-111) or (MECE-304 or MECE-305 and MECE-306) or equivalent courses. Corequisite: MCET-211 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
MCET-211
Characterization of Non-Metallic Materials Lab
This course will consist of laboratory experiences which focus on property characterization of the properties of polymeric materials. (Co-requisites: MCET-210 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
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 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-221
Strength of Materials
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of structures and machines. Students learn to calculate stresses and deflections in axially loaded members, beams, shafts, and columns. Topics include statically indeterminate problems, thermal stress, stress concentration, combined stress by superposition, and Mohr’s Circle. Students also gain experience with teamwork, project management, and communications as they complete recitation and project assignments. (Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-210 or equivalent course. Co-requisite: MCET-110 or NETS-110 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-499
MCET Co-op (summer)
One semester of appropriate work experience in industry. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 or equivalent course.) CO OP .
0
PHYS-112
General Education – Elective: College Physics II
This course is an introduction to algebra-based physics focusing on thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and elementary topics in modern physics. Topics include heat and temperature, laws of thermodynamics, fluids, electric and magnetic forces and fields, DC electrical circuits, electromagnetic induction, opyics, 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. (Prerequisites: PHYS-111 or 1017-211 or equivalent course.) Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
4
STAT-145
General Education – Elective: Introduction to Statistics I
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. (Prerequisite: MATH-101 or MATH-111 or NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275 or a math placement exam score of at least 35.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
3
Choose one of the following:
3
    COMM-142
   General Education – Elective: Introduction to Technical Communication
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. Lab (Fall).
 
    COMM-221
   General Education – Elective: Public Relations Writing
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
   General Education – Elective: Communication
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-360
   General Education – Elective: Written Argument
This course will focus on academic writing specifically, the arguments presented in different fields and professions about issues of significance. Students will learn about the rhetorical, ethical, emotional, historical and logical elements of persuasion as they relate to written and visual arguments and they will practice making claims, providing evidence, exploring underlying assumptions and anticipating counter-arguments as they relate to different audiences. In addition to argument analyses, students will develop arguments of their own through inquiry-based essays. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
    ENGL-361
   General Education – Elective: Technical Writing
Provides knowledge of and practice in technical writing. Key topics include audience analysis; organizing, preparing and revising short and long technical documents; designing documents using effective design features and principles, and formatting elements using tables and graphs; conducting research; writing technical definitions, and physical and process descriptions; writing instructions; and individual and group peer editing. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
    SOIS-325
   General Education – Elective: Business Communication
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 – Ethical Perspective
3
 
General Education – Global Perspective
3
Third Year
MCET-320
Mechanical Dynamics with Applications
Principles of engineering dynamics and the solution of practical engineering problems using engineering dynamics are studied. The dynamic analysis of particles and rigid bodies are performed using the three fundamental analytical methods. These include Force-Acceleration, Work-Energy, and Impulse-Momentum methods. An emphasis is placed on the application of these methods to the solution of real engineering problems. In addition, this course introduces the study of vibration in a mass, spring, and damper system. Students will evaluate real problems experimentally, analytically and through computer simulation. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-150 or equivalent course. Co-Requisite: MATH-211 or MATH-231 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-430
Thermal Fluid Science I
This course provides an introduction to the properties of pure substances, gas laws, first law of thermodynamics, along with an introduction to fluid mechanics are studied and applied. Students learn through an integrated presentation of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics how to approach and solve reasonable thermal-fluid problems. Topics include the first law of thermodynamics, specific heat, ideal gases, work, energy, lumped systems, fluid statics, conservation of mass/energy, laminar, and turbulent flow. Examples are drawn from mechanical, and electrical mechanical engineering technology. (Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in PHYS-112 or PHYS-212 equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-499
MCET Co-op (summer)
One semester of appropriate work experience in industry. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 or equivalent course.) CO OP .
0
MCET-530
Thermal Fluid Science II
This course provides an in-depth coverage on the application of the first and second law of thermodynamics and conservation principles, mass and energy, to the analysis of open systems and power cycles, including refrigeration, heat pump and power cycles. It also introduces the fundamentals of heat transfer theory, conduction, radiation, free and forced convection, and its application to heat exchangers including free surface and conduit flow. Case studies based on real-world thermal systems are used to illustrate the connection between these interdisciplinary subjects. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-430 or (MECE-210 and MECE-211) or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MFET-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 graduate or BS/MS students in the MMSI-MS, MCET-BS/MS, MFET-BS/MS, and EMET-BS/MS programs.) Seminar 2 (Fall).
0
MFET-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 graduate or BS/MS students in the MMSI-MS, MFSI-MS, MCSI-MS and EMSI-MS programs.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
3
MFET-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 black belt certification. Students can receive credit for only one of the following: MFET-730, CQAS-701, or ISEE-682. (Prerequisites: Students may not take and receive credit for MFET-730 and STAT/CQAS-701 or ISEE-682.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
3
STAT-146
General Education – Elective: 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 – Social Perspective
3
 
MMET Concentration Course 
3
 
Open Elective
3
 
General Education – Immersion 1
3
Fourth Year
MCET-330
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power
This course involves the study of the basics of fluid mechanics and fluid power. Areas of study include pressure, forces, viscosity, bulk modulus, flow characterization, efficiency and losses. Fluid Power systems and components are also reviewed including hydraulic/pneumatic systems, pumps, compressors, actuators, valves, accumulators, and directional control valves. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-220 or MECE-103 or CVET-210 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-450
Mechanical Analysis & Design I (WI-PR)
In this course students will investigate how mechanical parts fail through static, fatigue, and surface modes. Students will analyze the stresses, apply failure theories, and design mechanical components to last. The fatigue characteristics for given metal samples will be investigated through experimentation, analysis, and deduction of experimental results. The computer is used extensively in analysis, FEA, and design process. (Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in (MCET-221 or (MECE-203 and MECE-204)) and (MCET-320 or MECE-205) or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-499
MCET Co-op (summer)
One semester of appropriate work experience in industry. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: ENGT-95 or equivalent course.) CO OP .
0
MCET-520
Measurement Systems & Controls
This course examines modeling, instrumentation, and measurement of electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems containing elements such as sensors and actuators used in feedback control systems. Analytical and experimental techniques of general importance in systems engineering are presented, including sensor utilization in feedback control. Engineering measurement fundamentals, including digital and frequency domain techniques noise and error analysis are covered. Closed-loop system analysis will include the use of proportional, integral, and derivative elements to control system response. Hands-on projects and laboratories are utilized to reinforce fundamental measurement and control system concepts. Software skills include the use of MATLAB and the graphical programming language, LABVIEW. (Prerequisites: (MATH-211 or MATH-231) and (EEET-115 and EEET-116) and (MCET-320 or EMET-290 or {MECE-203 and MECE-204 and MECE-205}) and (STAT-145 or STAT-205 or MATH-251).) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-535
Thermal Fluid Systems Project
Students perform laboratory experiments in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Students will do a group project involving the design, modification, and analysis of a Thermo-Fluid system, its instrumentation, method of test, data analysis and final report presentation. Special emphasis is placed on report preparation and computer-aided data reduction. (Co-requisites: MCET-530 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
MCET-550
Mechanical Analysis & Design II
All machines are comprised of individual components (springs, gears, fasteners, etc.) working together as a system to accomplish a goal. This course integrates the components into the bigger picture of the system. The course culminates in the design and production of a machine. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MCET-450 or equivalent course. Corequisites: MCET-551 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
3
MCET-551
Mechanical Analysis & Design II Lab
This course will allow students to demonstrate and develop the skills and knowledge gained in the MCET-550 Mechanical Analysis and Design II course. This will be done through the integration of course topics into lab projects. These labs will allow students to analyze and design mechanical systems that include gears, springs, shafts, bearings, and other forms of power transmission. The lab will be split between in class discussions and hands-on learning opportunities. In class discussions will outline lab requirements and relate the lab-to-course material. Lab reports are generated through the integration of word processing and presentation software. The application of software tools and the engineering design process will be emphasized throughout. (Corequisites: MCET-550 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Spring).
1
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
 
General Education – Immersion 2
3
 
General Education – Electives
6
 
MMET Concentration Course
3
Fifth Year
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).
3
 
MMET Concentration Course
3
 
MMET Elective
3
 
Open Electives
9
 
General Education – Immersion 3
3
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
Choose one of the following:
3
 
   MMET Elective
 
    MFET-788
   MMSI Thesis Preparation
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).
 
Choose one of the following:
3
    MFET-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).
 
    MFET-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: MFET-788 or equivalent course.) Thesis 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
   MFET-795
   MMSI Comprehensive Exam and MMSI 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).
 
Total Semester Credit Hours
155

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Options

Robotics and Automation
Complete 9 credits from the following courses:
MFET-545
Electronics Manufacturing
This course provides a thorough understanding of the technology, components, equipment, materials and manufacturing process for through hole technology and surface mount technology electronics manufacturing. Students will develop a strong foundation needed for advanced work in surface mount technology (SMT). Topics in Design for Manufacturing are also considered for high volume vs. low volume manufacturing. Students may only receive credit for this course or MFET-655, not both. (Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MFET-655.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
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).
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).
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: MFET-340 or equivalent course. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken RMET-671.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
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 (Fall, Spring).
RMET-587
Robotics: Sensors and 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: MFET-585 or MFET-685. Also, students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken RMET-687.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
Product Design
Complete 9 credits from the following courses:
MCET-582
Robust Design
The fundamental principles of robust design are developed. The history of the robust design engineering methodology is presented. The concepts of the loss function, concept selection, parameter design, and tolerance design will be covered. Metrics and analysis techniques are developed to optimize the performance of product or process components in spite of their design, manufacturing, or customer use environments. Specific attention will be paid to a number of case studies to reinforce the student’s conceptualization of the methods and their focus on engineering of optimized products and processes. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MCET-620. (Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MCET-620.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
MCET-583
Plastics Product Design
The study of design guidelines for plastic products based on the interrelationships between design, the material selected, the manufacturing process selected, and the tooling to be used. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MCET-683. (Prerequisites: MCET-210 and MCET-211 or equivalent courses. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MCET-683.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
MCET-585
Product Ideation
Students learn the process of generating and formulating an idea, developing a Voice of the Customer (VOC) survey, utilizing a House of Quality (HOQ) matrix for developing a product requirements document, brainstorming and ranking concepts through the Plough Concept Selection Matrix technique, among others. Patenting and intellectual property issues will be discussed and selected ideas will be evaluated against patent searches. (This class is restricted to students with at least 3rd year standing in MCET-BS, MFET-BS, RMET-BS, EMET-BS or PACK-BS.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
MCET-586
Product Innovation
Product innovation of new consumer products is accomplished by using a multi-step process in inter-disciplinary teams. Students will benefit from experiencing these steps/roles as they prepare to develop an idea into a product for commercialization. In this course, students will learn to take an idea of a feasible design and develop a detailed product definition to meet consumer known and/or unknown needs using a variety of industry standard processes and methodologies like Stage Gate, Design Thinking and Lean Startup Thinking. The students will further evaluate the marketplace, apply engineering standards from previous core courses and develop a presentation, report and prototype for the final deliverables. (A minimum of 3rd year standing is required to enroll.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
MCET-595
Applied Finite Element Analysis
This course focuses on using commercial finite element analysis (FEA) software to analyze linear and non-linear systems in the areas of structural mechanics and heat transfer. Students will utilize a wide variety of analysis techniques including deflection, stress, mode shapes, optimization, heat transfer, and thermal-stress. In addition, projects using FEA to solve problems of interest to the student are required. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MCET-695. (Prerequisites: MFET-221 or EMET-290 or equivalent course. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MFET-695.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
MFET-460
Integrated Design for Manufacture and Assembly
Integrated design for manufacture and assembly manufacturing processes are expanded and applied to the design process. Part concepts will be considered for various manufacturing processes to determine which process will yield the lowest cost part that meets all product functional requirements. Students will learn the DFMA methodology for making decisions to analyze the costs associated with their product concepts. Designs will consider the tooling that is required in product build and will understand the interrelationships between decisions and the cost associated with manufacture and service of the product. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to effectively design parts and assemblies for manufacture, assembly, and service. Costing will be considered at every step of the design process. (Prerequisites: MFET-120 or NETS-120 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
MFET-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 graduate or BS/MS students in the MMSI-MS, MFSI-MS, MCSI-MS and EMSI-MS programs.) Lecture 3 (Fall).