Engineering Disciplines: What Do They Do?
Manufacturing engineers design and implement the processes and systems needed to take a product from concept to reality, helping to make industries and businesses competitive and innovative. Manufacturing engineers design, plan, develop, improve and manage the machinery, processes and systems that produce the products we see and use on a daily basis. RMU manufacturing engineering students learn about the products, materials, processes, assembly methods, production equipment, systems capabilities and quality standards to ensure products meet customers' expectations and are produced at a reasonable cost.
Biomedical Engineering Concentration
Biomedical Engineering (BME) combines knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices to develop devices and procedures that solve complex medical and health-related problems. This RMU concentration emphasizes the combination of Biomechanics and Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices. Biomedical Engineers contribute to the design and improvement of major health-related devices including artificial hearts, prostheses, health management as well as care delivery systems, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and devices for automating insulin injections or controlling body functions.
Industrial Engineering Concentration
Industrial engineers are big-picture thinkers who organize the people, material, information, equipment and energy to design, develop, implement and improve integrated systems. RMU industrial engineering students also gain strong skills in logistics engineering - a field that deals with the planning, implementation and control of the flow of materials, goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Graduates enter the workforce with the planning, design and operations skills to work with warehouse systems, transportation networks, materials handling devices and industry supply chains.
Mechanical Engineering Concentration
Mechanical engineering is a very versatile field. Mechanical engineers are problem-solvers who apply the principles of mathematics, physics and related engineering sciences to the design and analysis of automobiles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, buildings and bridges, industrial equipment and machinery, medical devices and more. RMU mechanical engineering graduates can also work in the areas of energy conversion, fuel and combustion technologies, biomedical products, noise control and acoustics, and refrigeration and air conditioning.
Software Engineering Concentration
Software engineering deals with the analysis, design, validation, implementation and maintenance of computer software systems. These systems are often found in products and situations where very high reliability is expected, even under demanding conditions, such as monitoring and controlling nuclear power plants, keeping a modern airliner aloft, computing trajectories for satellites, or controlling robots in surgery. Such applications contain millions of lines of code, making them comparable to the most complex modern machines. RMU software engineering students learn to conceive and develop high-quality software systems for applications in industry, commerce, engineering, government and research.