Rochester Institute of Technology

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration (MS)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration is an interdisciplinary degree designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in mechanical or manufacturing engineering through an applied course of study. The program includes courses in engineering, business practices, and management functions found in many manufacturing enterprises.

The program is offered by the department of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology in collaboration with the Saunders College of Business and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Plan of study
The program consists of 36 semester credit hours and is comprised of core courses, a three-course concentration, electives, and a capstone project, thesis, or comprehensive exam. Concentrations are available in product design, automation, quality, or electronics manufacturing. 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 student's academic and employment background.

Cooperative Education
Full-time students are eligible to participate in RIT’s cooperative education program. After completing two semesters (a minimum of 18 credit hours), students may request approval to complete up to one year of cooperative education employment related to their field of study.

The number of electives is based on whether the student chooses to complete a thesis, capstone project, or comprehensive exam. The thesis option requires one elective; the capstone project requires two electives, and the comprehensive exam option requires three electives. Elective courses can be any course from a different concentration from the one chosen, a graduate-level course from another program (if approved by the graduate director and faculty member teaching the course), or an independent study course (if approved by the student’s graduate program director).



International Student Requirements:

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 MS program course load.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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