The goal of the EME department is to establish the Electrical Engineering program at RIT as one of the top EE programs in the nation. To achieve this goal: the curricula are designed to apply a foundation in mathematics and the sciences to the varied disciplines of electrical and microelectronic engineering. The student will develop the appropriate skill set to have an immediate impact in the workforce, pursue graduate studies, embrace life-long learning, and experience career growth. The programs also prepare the student to become an engineer who can adapt to technological change and practice the profession with a social conscience.
The Program Educational Objectives of the Bachelor of Science degree program in electrical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology are to have graduates who will:
- Apply mathematics, basic sciences, and core electrical engineering knowledge to the development of systems-based solutions.
- enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry and professional development.
- work independently as well as collaboratively with others, while demonstrating the leadership, accountability, initiative and ethical and social responsibility.
- successfully pursue graduate degrees at the Master’s and PhD level for those graduates that have relevant qualifications.
The EE program achieves these objectives by:
- Integrating cooperative education into the program for all its students,
- Providing a strong foundation in mathematics and science with a balance between general education studies and technical courses,
- Establishing balance between the engineering science, an appropriate computational experience, experimental work, and engineering design components of the program,
- Incorporating a strong laboratory component in the program with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities,
- Having a diverse faculty committed to engineering education,
- Making available a dual degree BS/MS program to academically qualified students. The dual degree BS/MS allows a student to complete the requirements of both the BS and MS degrees in a five-year period.