Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology bachelor of science degree

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Overview

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


With the increased complexity of products and production design, which includes the integration of software, electronics with mechanical and electrical components (mechatronics), there is a growing need for professionals who have a strong foundation in the electrical, mechanical, programming and manufacturing disciplines. The electrical mechanical engineering technology major prepares students for careers in engineering disciplines where integration of mechanical, electrical, programming and manufacturing disciplines is important. Students develop skills that explore the fundamentals of mechanics, electrical circuits, and microprocessors, mathematics, materials technology, computer-aided engineering, and design. The electromechanical engineering major will develop well-rounded electrical mechanical engineers as lifelong learners with the ability to adapt, grow, and succeed in mechatronics, electromechanical engineering environment, or similar highly competitive workplaces.

There is a growing need for professionals who have a strong foundation in the electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing disciplines. Graduates from the electrical/mechanical engineering technology program are able to effectively bridge the gap between coworkers with more specialized backgrounds.

The electrical/mechanical engineering technology program prepares graduates for professional careers in the broad field of engineering technology, where integration of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing disciplines is important. We also provide the maximum amount of flexibility in transfer from other RIT programs and a variety of two-year programs, including 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 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 on 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.

Industries


  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Health Care

  • Defense

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Consumer Packaged Goods

  • Manufacturing

  • Utilities and Renewable Energy

89%

outcome rate of graduates

$61.5k

median first-year salary of graduates

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Curriculum

Electrical mechanical engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101
Fundamentals of Engineering
This course will introduce students to the disciplines in the field of mechanical engineering. Students will be introduced to design and engineering problem solving methods that will be applied to problems. Students will collect data, analyze data, perform design calculations, and solve equations. Project reports are generated through the integration of these tools with word processing and presentation software. The application of software tools to the engineering design process will be emphasized throughout.
3
MFET-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.
1
MATH-171
LAS Perspective 7A (mathematical): Calculus A
This is the first course in a three-course sequence (COS-MATH-171, -172, -173). This course includes a study of functions, continuity, and differentiability. The study of functions includes the exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. 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.
3
CHMG-131
LAS Perspectuve 6 (scientific principles): 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.
3
MFET-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.
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.
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.
1
EEET-111
DC Circuits 
Develops the skills to analyze and design practical DC circuits used in electronic devices. Topics include resistance with circuit techniques of Ohm's Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, series-parallel circuits: bridge and ladder networks: Kirchhoff's source conversions, branch analysis; Thevenin and Norton theorems; superposition theorems and nodal analysis. Inductance and capitance are introduced and transient circuits are studied.
3
EEET-112
DC Circuits Lab
Develops skills and practice in the design, fabrication, measurement and analysis of practical DC circuits used in electronic devices. Topics include the measurement relative to: resistance, current, and voltage with circuit techniques of Ohm's Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, series-parallel circuits: bridge and ladder networks: Kirchhoff's Laws; power; and transient circuit behavior. Laboratory verification of DC analytical and techniques is included. Printed circuit board (PCB) design, fabrication, and assembly is also included emphasizing the development of soldering skill proficiency.
1
PHYS-111
LAS Perspective 5 (natural science inquiry): College Physics
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.
4
MATH-172
LAS Perspective 7B (mathematical): 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.
3
ACSC-010
Year One
The Year One class serves as an interdisciplinary catalyst for first-year students to access campus resources, services and opportunities that promote self-knowledge, personal success, leadership development, social responsibility and life academic skills awareness and application. Year One is also designed to challenge and encourage first-year students to get to know one another, build relationships and help them become an integral part of the campus community.
0
Choose one of the following:
3
  COMM-142
   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.
 
  COMM-221
   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.
 
  COMM-253
   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.
 
  ENGL-361
   Written Argument
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.
 
  ENGL-361
   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.
 
  TCOM-325
   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.*
 
 
Wellness Education*
0
 
First Year Writing 
3
Second Year
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.
3
MFET-150
Engineering Communication and Tolerencing
3
MATH-211
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.
3
PHYS-112
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.
4
EEET-121
AC Circuits
3
EEET-122
AC Circuits Lab
Develops skills and practice in the design, fabrication, measurement, and analysis of practical AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include network theorems, reactance and impedance, AC power and power factor, resonance, maximum power transfer, frequency response, and bandwidth.
1
EMET-290
Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology
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, thin-walled pressure vessels, columns and structure stability. The fundamentals of kinematics and kinetics of particle motion are developed including the study of Newton's Laws of Motion, energy methods, impulse and momentum. Students also gain experience with laboratory equipment, experimental methods, team work, project management and communications as they complete laboratory and project assignments.
3
EEET-225
Electronic Amplifiers
Develop the skills to analyze and design electronic circuits. Topics include: semiconductor theory, diodes, transistors and multiple operational amplifier applications including: current sources, strain gauge amplifiers, differential amplifiers and comparator circuits.
2
EEET-226
Electronic Amplifiers Lab
Students, upon completion of this course, will be able to use laboratory tools to analyze and troubleshoot electronic circuits. They will be able to operate a power supply, multi-meter, function generator, and oscilloscope.
1
STAT-145
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.
3
CPET-121
Computational Problem Solving I
This is the first course in a two-course sequence in computational problem solving of engineering and scientific problems. The problems solved will stress the application of sequence, selection, repetitive, invocation operations, and arrays. The development of proper testing procedures to ensure computational accuracy will be stressed. Students, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to analyze introductory engineering and scientific problems, design, code, test, and document procedural software solutions.
3
ENGT-299
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.
0
 
LAS Perspective 1 (ethical)
3
Third Year
STAT-146
Introduction to Statistics II
This course is an elementary introduction to the topics of regression and analysis of variance. The statistical software package Minitab will be used to reinforce these techniques. The focus of this course is on business applications. This is a general introductory statistics course and is intended for a broad range of programs.
4
MFET-340
Automation Control Systems
This course will provide a thorough understanding of the manufacturing automation principles, practices, and system integration. Topics include a thorough coverage of the automation hardware and software, essentials of digital and analog control using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), industry best practices for programming PLCs and the essentials of Human Machine Interface (HMI) for data entry, manipulation, and recording system status.
2
MFET-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.
1
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.
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.
1
EEET-247
Microprocessors and Digital Systems
Applications of a contemporary digital designs and microcontrollers will be used to teach students digital logic, microcontroller programming, and microcontroller interfacing. This course is intended as a service course for non-electrical majors who have not taken the digital fundamentals course.
2
EEET-248
Microprocessors and Digital Systems Lab
This laboratory covers applications of microcontroller fundamentals. Topics include digital logic, microcontroller programming and interfacing. The activities for this course utilize typical microcontroller and application hardware.
1
EMET-499
Cooperative Education (spring, summer)
EMET Co-op. Department permission is required.
Co-op
 
LAS Perspective 2 (artistic)
3
Fourth Year
EEET-241
Electrical Machines and Transformers
Develops the knowledge and ability to analyze and specify motors, generators, and transformers for use in systems such as wind turbines and electric vehicles. Topics include efficiency, energy conservation, power factor, magnetism, electro-magnetic force, fields, armatures, commutators, rotors, stators, brushes, starters, controllers, DC machines, AC motors, alternators, single phase and three phase dynamos, three phase circuits, phasors, transformer properties, isolation, efficiency, and voltage regulation.
2
EEET-242
Electrical Machines and Transformers Lab
Provides experience with motors, generators, and transformers. Topics include power factor, magnetism, electro-magnetic force, fields, armatures, commutators, rotors, stators, brushes, starters, controllers, DC machines, AC motors, alternators, single phase and three phase dynamos, three phase circuits, phasors, transformer properties, isolation, efficiency, and voltage regulation.
1
MCET-430
Thermal Fluid Systems 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.
3
MFET-436
Engineering Economics
This course provides in depth coverage of engineering economic analysis, which is the financial side of engineering decision making. Students are also taught ethical decision making through an introduction to an engineering professional code of conduct. Project planning/management are introduced to students. Presentation skills are enhanced with an emphasis on presenting to executives.
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.
3
EMET-419
Experimental Methods for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology (WI)
This is a course in development, documentation, and analysis of experiments needed to address open-ended technical problems. As the integrating experience for the electrical mechanical engineering technology program experiments will tightly integrate electrical and mechanical aspects of the problem statement and the problem solution as well as apply statistical methods. Non-technical skills of research, project planning, and process capability assessment are required. Experimental techniques, instrumentation and the preparation of instructions and reports are covered in this course in a project based learning environment. Students will work in groups and independently to determine and document the experimental procedures with formal technical reports along with an oral presentation.
3
EEET-427
Control Systems
Develops the knowledge of control system concepts and applies them to electromechanical systems. Systems are characterized and modeled using linear systems methods, focused with a controls perspective. Impulse responses, step responses, and transfer functions are reviewed. Principles of stability and damping are developed and applied to the specification and design of open and closed loop compensators to deliver specific input-output performance. During the course’s laboratory component, students design and implement compensators for electromechanical systems.
4
EMET-499
Cooperative Education (summer)
EMET Co-op. Department permission is required.
Co-op
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Elective
3
 
LAS Immersion 1, 2
6
Fifth Year
EMET-499
Cooperative Education (fall)
EMET Co-op. Department permission is required.
Co-op
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
 
LAS Immersion 3
3
 
Free Electives
6
 
Technical Elective
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
127

(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
This course will introduce students to the disciplines in the field of mechanical engineering. Students will be introduced to design and engineering problem solving methods that will be applied to problems. Students will collect data, analyze data, perform design calculations, and solve equations. Project reports are generated through the integration of these tools with word processing and presentation software. The application of software tools to the engineering design process will be emphasized throughout.
3
MFET-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.
1
MFET-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.
3
MATH-171
LAS Perspective 7A (mathematical): Calculus A
This is the first course in a three-course sequence (COS-MATH-171, -172, -173). This course includes a study of functions, continuity, and differentiability. The study of functions includes the exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. 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.
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.
2
CHMG-131
LAS Perspective 6 (scientific principles): 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.
3
MCET-111
Characterizations 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.
1
EEET-111
DC Circuits
Develops the skills to analyze and design practical DC circuits used in electronic devices. Topics include resistance with circuit techniques of Ohm's Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, series-parallel circuits: bridge and ladder networks: Kirchhoff's source conversions, branch analysis; Thevenin and Norton theorems; superposition theorems and nodal analysis. Inductance and capitance are introduced and transient circuits are studied.
3
EEET-112
DC Circuits Lab
Develops skills and practice in the design, fabrication, measurement and analysis of practical DC circuits used in electronic devices. Topics include the measurement relative to: resistance, current, and voltage with circuit techniques of Ohm's Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, series-parallel circuits: bridge and ladder networks: Kirchhoff's Laws; power; and transient circuit behavior. Laboratory verification of DC analytical and techniques is included. Printed circuit board (PCB) design, fabrication, and assembly is also included emphasizing the development of soldering skill proficiency.
1
PHYS-111
LAS Perspective 5 (natural science inquiry): College Physics
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.
4
MATH-172
LAS Perspective 7B (mathematics): 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.
3
UWRT-150
First Year Writing
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.
3
ACSC-010
Year One
The Year One class serves as an interdisciplinary catalyst for first-year students to access campus resources, services and opportunities that promote self-knowledge, personal success, leadership development, social responsibility and life academic skills awareness and application. Year One is also designed to challenge and encourage first-year students to get to know one another, build relationships and help them become an integral part of the campus community.
0
Choose one of the following:
3
  COMM-142
   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.
 
  COMM-221
   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.
 
  COMM-253
   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.
 
  ENGL-361
   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.
 
  ENGL-360
   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.
 
  TCOM-325
   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.*
 
 
Wellness Education*
0
Second Year
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.
3
MCET-150
Engineering Communications and Tolerencing
3
MATH-211
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.
3
PHYS-112
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.
4
EEET-121
AC Circuits
3
EEET-122
AC Circuits Lab
Develops skills and practice in the design, fabrication, measurement, and analysis of practical AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include network theorems, reactance and impedance, AC power and power factor, resonance, maximum power transfer, frequency response, and bandwidth.
1
EMET-290
Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology
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, thin-walled pressure vessels, columns and structure stability. The fundamentals of kinematics and kinetics of particle motion are developed including the study of Newton's Laws of Motion, energy methods, impulse and momentum. Students also gain experience with laboratory equipment, experimental methods, team work, project management and communications as they complete laboratory and project assignments.
3
EEET-225
Electronic Amplifiers
Develop the skills to analyze and design electronic circuits. Topics include: semiconductor theory, diodes, transistors and multiple operational amplifier applications including: current sources, strain gauge amplifiers, differential amplifiers and comparator circuits.
2
EEET-226
Electronic Amplifiers Lab
Students, upon completion of this course, will be able to use laboratory tools to analyze and troubleshoot electronic circuits. They will be able to operate a power supply, multi-meter, function generator, and oscilloscope.
1
STAT-145
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.
3
CPET-121
Computational Problem Solving I
This is the first course in a two-course sequence in computational problem solving of engineering and scientific problems. The problems solved will stress the application of sequence, selection, repetitive, invocation operations, and arrays. The development of proper testing procedures to ensure computational accuracy will be stressed. Students, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to analyze introductory engineering and scientific problems, design, code, test, and document procedural software solutions.
3
EMET-299
Career Seminar
0
EMET-499
Cooperative Education (summer)
EMET Co-op. Department permission is required.
Co-op
 
LAS Perspective 1 (ethical)
3
Third Year
STAT-146
Introduction to Statistics II
This course is an elementary introduction to the topics of regression and analysis of variance. The statistical software package Minitab will be used to reinforce these techniques. The focus of this course is on business applications. This is a general introductory statistics course and is intended for a broad range of programs.
4
MCET-430
Thermal Fluid Systems 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.
3
MCET-530
Thermal Fluid Systems 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.
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.
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.
1
EEET-247
Microprocessors and Digital Systems
Applications of a contemporary digital designs and microcontrollers will be used to teach students digital logic, microcontroller programming, and microcontroller interfacing. This course is intended as a service course for non-electrical majors who have not taken the digital fundamentals course.
2
EEET-248
Microprocessors and Digital Systems Lab
This laboratory covers applications of microcontroller fundamentals. Topics include digital logic, microcontroller programming and interfacing. The activities for this course utilize typical microcontroller and application hardware.
1
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.
3
EMET-419
Experimental Methods (WI)
This is a course in development, documentation, and analysis of experiments needed to address open-ended technical problems. As the integrating experience for the electrical mechanical engineering technology program experiments will tightly integrate electrical and mechanical aspects of the problem statement and the problem solution as well as apply statistical methods. Non-technical skills of research, project planning, and process capability assessment are required. Experimental techniques, instrumentation and the preparation of instructions and reports are covered in this course in a project based learning environment. Students will work in groups and independently to determine and document the experimental procedures with formal technical reports along with an oral presentation.
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 blackbelt certification. Students can receive credit for only one of the following: MFET-730, CQAS-701, or ISEE-682.
3
EMET-499
Cooperative Education (summer)
EMET Co-op. Department permission is required.
Co-op
 
LAS Perspective 2 (artistic)
3
 
MMET Concentration Course
3
Fourth Year
MFET-340
Automation Control Systems
This course will provide a thorough understanding of the manufacturing automation principles, practices, and system integration. Topics include a thorough coverage of the automation hardware and software, essentials of digital and analog control using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), industry best practices for programming PLCs and the essentials of Human Machine Interface (HMI) for data entry, manipulation, and recording system status.
2
MFET-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.
1
EEET-241
Electric Machines and Transformers
Develops the knowledge and ability to analyze and specify motors, generators, and transformers for use in systems such as wind turbines and electric vehicles. Topics include efficiency, energy conservation, power factor, magnetism, electro-magnetic force, fields, armatures, commutators, rotors, stators, brushes, starters, controllers, DC machines, AC motors, alternators, single phase and three phase dynamos, three phase circuits, phasors, transformer properties, isolation, efficiency, and voltage regulation.
2
EEET-242
Electric Machines and Transformers Lab
Provides experience with motors, generators, and transformers. Topics include power factor, magnetism, electro-magnetic force, fields, armatures, commutators, rotors, stators, brushes, starters, controllers, DC machines, AC motors, alternators, single phase and three phase dynamos, three phase circuits, phasors, transformer properties, isolation, efficiency, and voltage regulation.
1
MFET-436
Engineering Economics
This course provides in depth coverage of engineering economic analysis, which is the financial side of engineering decision making. Students are also taught ethical decision making through an introduction to an engineering professional code of conduct. Project planning/management are introduced to students. Presentation skills are enhanced with an emphasis on presenting to executives.
3
STAT-670
Design of Experiments for Engineering and Sciences
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 un-replicated two-level factorial designs; two-level fractional-factorial designs; response surface designs.
3
EEET-427
Control Systems
Develops the knowledge of control system concepts and applies them to electromechanical systems. Systems are characterized and modeled using linear systems methods, focused with a controls perspective. Impulse responses, step responses, and transfer functions are reviewed. Principles of stability and damping are developed and applied to the specification and design of open and closed loop compensators to deliver specific input-output performance. During the course’s laboratory component, students design and implement compensators for electromechanical systems.
4
GRCS-701
Research Methods
This is an introductory graduate-level survey course on research design/methods and analysis. The course provides a broad overview of the process and practices of research in applied contexts. Content includes principles and techniques of research design, sampling, data collection, and analysis including the nature of evidence, types of research, defining research questions, sampling techniques, data collection, data analysis, issues concerning human subjects and research ethics, and challenges associated with conducting research in real-world contexts. The analysis component of the course provides an understanding of statistical methodology used to collect and interpret data found in research as well as how to read and interpret data collection instruments.
3
EMET-499
Cooperative Education (summer)
EMET Co-op. Department permission is required.
Co-op
 
MMET Concentration Course
3
 
LAS Elective
3
 
LAS Perspective 3 (global)
3
 
LAS Immersion 1
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.
3
 
MMET Concentration Course
3
 
MMET Elective Course
3
Choose one of the following:
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.
 
  ACCT-706
   Cost Management
The development and use of cost data for external reporting and internal cost management (planning and control). Topics include job costing, process costing, joint product costing, cost reassignments, standard costs, activity-based costing, decentralization and transfer pricing, and cost variances. Consideration is given to manufacturing, service and retail organizations.
 
Choose one of the following:
3
  MFET-788
   Thesis Planning
Students will rigorously develop their thesis research ideas, conduct literature reviews, identify and plan methodologies, prepare schedules, and gain a clear understanding of the expectations of the faculty and the discipline. Each student will be required to prepare a committee approved thesis research proposal and may begin work on their thesis.
 
  
   MMET Elective Course
 
Choose one of the following:
3
  MFET-797
   Capstone
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.
 
  MFET-790
   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.
 
 
   MMET Elective and Comprehensive Exam
 
 
LAS Immersion 2, 3
6
 
LAS Perspective 4 (social)
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
154

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* 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

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

 

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Additional Info

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.