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BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Science

Florence Layton
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Electrical engineers synthesize science, mathematics, technology, and application-oriented designs into world class consumer products, timely microprocessors, state of the art computers, advanced electronic components and much more. From cutting-edge technology revolutions to real life applications, the innovations of electrical engineers continue to lead the future and elevate the standards in the marketplace. With a shortage of electrical engineering talent in the job market, demands for RIT graduates remains at an all time high. RIT’s highly regarded electrical engineering program uniquely combines the rigor of theory with hands-on applications and laboratory experiments in order to provide in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. To this effect, students gain mastery of mathematics and scientific principles in their first two years of study while exploring world class design practices using our modern labs that are equipped with state of the art industry standard equipment and software applications. Core electrical engineering subjects are studied in the next two years in order to provide a firm foundation for a variety of advanced topics, concentrations and specializations. In the fifth year, students typically specialize in an area of professional interest while undertaking a significant multidisciplinary senior design project that leverages their comprehensive knowledge of the art while providing a fertile ground for interactions with colleagues from other disciplines. Furthermore, the last three years of study include alternating terms of co-operative educational experiences in an industry type setting providing the student with the ability to form instrumental partnerships with industry leaders while gaining an equivalent of one year of on the job pertinent experience.

Within the Electrical Engineering degree program, students may choose to concentrate their studies in a variety of options that are highly sought out by employers including: 1) clean and renewable energy which focuses on developing electrical energy from non-polluting or renewable sources like wind and solar, 2) computer engineering which leverages the electrical engineering skills in order to design world class computers future needs, 3)  robotics which is ideal for those who want to be educated within the framework of the traditional electrical engineering program but would also like to incorporate the theoretical and practical skills required to design advanced robots and robotics devices, and 4) wireless communications which is of high interest for students who would like to integrate the theoretical and practical skills required for designing, engineering and evaluating wireless communication systems into their electrical engineering studies.

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