See the department website - http://www.rit.edu/cast/mmetps/graduate-programs/ms-in-manufacturing-and-mechanical-systems-integration
The master of science in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration is a multidisciplinary degree designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in mechanical or manufacturing engineering through an applied course of study. Highlights of the program include foundation courses in engineering, business practices, and management functions found in many manufacturing enterprises. Students select an area of concentrated study, and a thesis, capstone, or comprehensive exam. Concentrations consisting of a three-course sequence are available in product design, automation, quality, or electronics manufacturing.
The program is offered by the department of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology in collaboration with the Saunders College of Business and the industrial and systems engineering department and the Center for Quality and Applied Statistics within the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
Plan of study
The program consists of 36 semester credit hours and is comprised of core courses, a concentration, electives, and a capstone project, thesis, or comprehensive exam. Students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses depending on their background and the concentration they select. The graduate director may approve the waiver of courses in the prerequisite group from graduation requirements, depending on a students’ academic and employment background. Full-time students are eligible for two co-op blocks (three months for each block) after completing two semesters of study.
Students in the thesis option must complete one elective. Students in the capstone project option must complete two electives. Students choosing the comprehensive examination option must complete three electives. Courses selected to fulfill elective requirements must be any course from another MMET program concentration, any course outside the concentration or a graduate course from another graduate program (if approved by the graduate director and faculty member teaching the course), or any independent study course if approved by the student’s program director.
To be considered for admission to the MS program in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in the field of engineering, engineering technology, or computing. Students with degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Applicants with a lower GPA will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be admitted on a probationary basis. These students will have to secure a B or better average in the first three graduate courses to be considered for full admission.
- Have completed college level course work in computer programming and probability and statistics.
- Submit two professional recommendations.
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
- Submit a clearly written, one-page statement of purpose.
- Complete a graduate application.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) is required. International applicants must also submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A score of 1,200 (V&Q) and an analytical writing score of 3.5 or higher are required. Applicants with low GRE scores may be admitted conditionally; but may be required to take additional English language tests and, if required, English language courses along with a reduced program course load.
Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in the field of engineering, engineering technology, or computing. Students with degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis. See the course description for more details.