Electrical engineering, over the last 50 years, has spawned technological advances that are unprecedented in human history: radio, television, telephones, microelectronics, radar systems, biomedical implants, laser technology, portable electronics, computing systems, computer-aided-design and manufacturing, and electromagnetic devices to name a few. We, in developed countries, are literally immersed in an atmosphere of technologically-leveraged convenience. Instant person-to-person communication is now omnipresent. A vast storehouse of knowledge lies at our fingertips and our domiciles are evolving into ultra-wideband multimedia centers. Our lifespan is approaching eighty years of age, due in large part to the advancements and availability of the best in biomedical technology. A significant amount of time each day can be devoted to personal pursuits and exploration. This picture is one of a privileged existence. However, this is not the lifestyle for most of the people of the world.
Electrical engineers are in a unique position to see the future before others and to address the most serious problems of the world: access to and distribution of wealth, food, science and technology, and most importantly, knowledge. We can engineer solutions to these problems in the form of advanced communications systems, control systems, electronic systems, signal processing systems, power management systems, biomedical systems, and computer systems based on the latest in semiconductor, nanoscience, wireless, microelectronic, photonic, digital signal processing, computer graphics, multi-dimensional modeling, computer-aided-design, robotic, and electromagnetic technologies.
"RIT electrical engineering students are strategic thinkers, effective communicators, work easily in a multidisciplinary setting, and are immediately productive in the workplace. The extensive co-op experience of RIT students distinguishes them among graduate engineers from the top universities."
The Boeing Company,
Long Beach, California