Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of science degree

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Overview

Dual Degree

In the mechanical engineering technology degree, you'll understand how products and machinery work, and how to design, manufacture, and use technology to develop mechanical systems for high-performance automobiles, aerospace systems, bioengineered devices, energy technologies, and more.


From consumer products to high-performance automobiles, aerospace systems, bioengineered devices, and energy technologies, mechanical engineering technology has an enormous influence on our society. Understanding how products and machinery work, as well as how to design, manufacture, or use technology to develop mechanical systems is the focus of the mechanical engineering technology degree.

Mechanical engineering technology involves understanding how products and machinery work and how to design, make or use them. From aerospace systems (rockets, jets, drones) to high-performance automobiles (electric vehicles, autonomous driving), smartphones and robotics, mechanical engineering technology have changed society for the better.

What You’ll Study

In the mechanical engineering technology degree, you will study the foundations of mechanics, materials, and energy. You will learn technical skills such as computer-aided design (CAD), generative design, materials characterization, mechanical system analysis and design, thermal-fluid system design, and product design and development. You will learn to apply these principles and skills to the various fields of mechanical engineering technology--such as product and machine design, power generation, energy management, and advanced manufacturing--through laboratories and design projects. Full-time students gain valuable industrial experience through the required cooperative education program. Students may select an option in robotics and automation or product design.

The major develops well-rounded engineers as lifelong learners with the ability to adapt, grow, and succeed in a highly competitive workplace. The required cooperative education experience enables students to be well-prepared to step into professional positions after graduation and be immediately productive in jobs that include product development, machine design, and analysis, alternative energy, manufacturing engineering, or systems engineering.

Concentrations

Students select a concentration in one of the following areas: alternative energy, heating/ventilating/air conditioning (HVAC), machine design and analysis, materials engineering, product development, or thermofluids engineering. Some students may wish to customize their own concentration based on their career objectives or personal interests.

Get Involved

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 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Society of Woman Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Society of Automotive Engineers.

Industries


  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Biotech and Life Sciences

  • Civil Engineering

  • Consumer Packaged Goods

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Health Care

Typical Job Titles

Assistant Engineer Design Engineering
Manufacturing Engineer Mechanical Engineer
Process Engineer Operations Manager
Production Supervisor

97%

outcome rate of graduates

$62K

median first-year salary of graduates

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success

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

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Curriculum for 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 2, Recitation 1 (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 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. (Prerequisite: C- or better in MATH-111 or C- or better in ((NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275) and NMTH-220) or a math placement exam score greater than or equal to 50.) 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
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. Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall).
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. (Co-requisites: 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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to students in MFET-BS, RMET-BS, MCET-BS, EMET-BS or ENGTEH-BS.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Spring).
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to students in MFET-BS, RMET-BS, MCET-BS, EMET-BS or ENGTEH-BS.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
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. (This class is restricted to MFET-BS or RMET-BS or MCET-BS or EMET-BS Major students.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
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, Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
4
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 (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 – Elective
3
Second Year
EEET-215
Circuits and Electronics
Develops the skills to analyze introductory AC and DC circuits and electronics. Topics include Ohm’s Law; current and voltage division; simplification of circuits; reactance and impedance; and operational amplifier applications including current sources, strain gauge amplifiers, differential amplifiers and comparator circuits. (Prerequisites: (MATH-111 or MATH-171 or MATH-181) or (NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275 and NMTH-220) or equivalent courses. Co-requisites: EEET-216 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
EEET-216
Circuits and Electronics Laboratory
Students, upon completion of this course, will be able to use laboratory tools to analyze and troubleshoot AC and DC and basic electronic circuits. They will be able to operate a power supply, multi-meter, function generator, and oscilloscope. (Co-requisites: EEET-215 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: 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, Recitation 1 (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 laboratory equipment, experimental methods, team work, project management, and communications as they complete laboratory 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 4, Recitation 1 (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, Lecture 2 (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
This course introduces students to current best practices in written and visual technical communication including writing effective email, short and long technical reports and presentations, developing instructional material, and learning the principles and practices of ethical technical communication. Course activities focus on engineering and scientific technical documents. Lecture (Fall).
 
    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. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
    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. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
    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. Lecture (Fall, Spring).
 
    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. Lecture (Fall, Spring).
 
    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.* (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, Recitation 1 (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, Recitation 1 (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 – Artistic Perspective
3
 
General Education – Social Perspective
3
Fourth Year
MCET-400
Experimental Methods for MCET
This is a course in development, documentation, and analysis of experiments needed to address technical problems assigned as projects. Experimental techniques, instrumentation, and the preparation of instructions and reports are covered in this course in a project based learning environment. Experiments will utilize principles of engineering (including mechanics and materials) and statistics. Students will work in groups and independently to document the experimental procedures with formal technical reports along with an oral presentation. (Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in (MCET-221 or (MCET-203 and MCET-204)) and (MCET-320 or MECE-205) and (STAT-145 or MATH-251) or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 3, Recitation 1 (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 equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-450
Mechanical Analysis & Design I (WI)
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-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, Recitation 1 (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

Robotics and Automation
Complete 9 credits from the following courses:
MFET-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: MFET-341 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
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. (Co-requisites: MFET-340 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
MFET-345
Electronics Manufacturing
MFET-346
Electronics Manufacturing Lab
MFET-585
Robots & Automation
This course deals with the technology and application of robots and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) environment. It will provide a thorough understanding of robotic and CNC hardware and software. The hardware aspects include robot and CNC 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. Digital Interfacing of robots with other CIM components such as programmable logic controllers, computer-controlled machines, conveyors, etc. will be introduced. Robotic cell design and the socio-economic impact of robotics will also be discussed. A strong laboratory hands-on training component is a co-requisite for this course – MFET-586. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MFET-685. (Prerequisites: MCET-220 or CVET-210 or MECE-103 or equivalent course. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MFET-685. Co-requisites: MFET-586 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
MFET-586
Robots & Automation lab
This laboratory course provides hands on experience with robotics and CNC in manufacturing. (Co-requisites: MFET-585 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall).
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-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 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 advisor for more information.

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 2, Recitation 1 (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 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. (Prerequisite: C- or better in MATH-111 or C- or better in ((NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275) and NMTH-220) or a math placement exam score greater than or equal to 50.) 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
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. Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall).
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. (Co-requisites: 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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to students in MFET-BS, RMET-BS, MCET-BS, EMET-BS or ENGTEH-BS.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Spring).
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to students in MFET-BS, RMET-BS, MCET-BS, EMET-BS or ENGTEH-BS.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
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. (This class is restricted to MFET-BS or RMET-BS or MCET-BS or EMET-BS Major students.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
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, Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
4
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 (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 – Elective
3
Second Year
EEET-215
Circuits and Electronics
Develops the skills to analyze introductory AC and DC circuits and electronics. Topics include Ohm’s Law; current and voltage division; simplification of circuits; reactance and impedance; and operational amplifier applications including current sources, strain gauge amplifiers, differential amplifiers and comparator circuits. (Prerequisites: (MATH-111 or MATH-171 or MATH-181) or (NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275 and NMTH-220) or equivalent courses. Co-requisites: EEET-216 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
EEET-216
Circuits and Electronics Laboratory
Students, upon completion of this course, will be able to use laboratory tools to analyze and troubleshoot AC and DC and basic electronic circuits. They will be able to operate a power supply, multi-meter, function generator, and oscilloscope. (Co-requisites: EEET-215 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: 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, Recitation 1 (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 laboratory equipment, experimental methods, team work, project management, and communications as they complete laboratory 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 4, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
4
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, Lecture 2 (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. Lecture (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 (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 (Fall, Spring).
 
    TCOM-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, Recitation 1 (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 equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (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, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MFET-650
Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals (Counts as Undergraduate Technical Elective)
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 blackbelt 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 (Counts as Undergraduate Technical Elective)
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, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-400
Experimental Methods for MCET
This is a course in development, documentation, and analysis of experiments needed to address technical problems assigned as projects. Experimental techniques, instrumentation, and the preparation of instructions and reports are covered in this course in a project based learning environment. Experiments will utilize principles of engineering (including mechanics and materials) and statistics. Students will work in groups and independently to document the experimental procedures with formal technical reports along with an oral presentation. (Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in (MCET-221 or (MCET-203 and MCET-204)) and (MCET-320 or MECE-205) and (STAT-145 or MATH-251) or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-450
Mechanical Analysis & Design I (WI)
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-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
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
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 un-replicated two-level factorial designs; two-level fractional-factorial designs; response surface designs. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
 
General Education – Artistic Perspective
3
 
General Education – Immersion 2
3
 
General Education – Elective
3
 
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
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. (This class is restricted to degree-seeking graduate students or those with permission from instructor.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
 
    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. (Prerequisites: ACCT-603 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
 
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).
 
 
   MMSI Elective and Comprehensive Exam
 
Total Semester Credit Hours
155

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

Robotics and Automation
Complete 9 credits from the following courses:
MFET-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: MFET-341 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
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. (Co-requisites: MFET-340 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
MFET-345
Electronics Manufacturing
MFET-346
Electronics Manufacturing Lab
MFET-585
Robots & Automation
This course deals with the technology and application of robots and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) environment. It will provide a thorough understanding of robotic and CNC hardware and software. The hardware aspects include robot and CNC 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. Digital Interfacing of robots with other CIM components such as programmable logic controllers, computer-controlled machines, conveyors, etc. will be introduced. Robotic cell design and the socio-economic impact of robotics will also be discussed. A strong laboratory hands-on training component is a co-requisite for this course – MFET-586. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MFET-685. (Prerequisites: MCET-220 or CVET-210 or MECE-103 or equivalent course. Students cannot take and receive credit for this course if they have taken MFET-685. Co-requisites: MFET-586 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
MFET-586
Robots & Automation lab
This laboratory course provides hands on experience with robotics and CNC in manufacturing. (Co-requisites: MFET-585 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall).

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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Accreditation

The mechanical engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.

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