Facts & FIgures
The department serves approximately 300 undergraduate students, over five years. There are also approximately 80 graduate students. This sizing allows for a rich learning environment that includes a significant amount of hands-on laboratory experience integrated with instruction and close student-faculty interaction.
The program is designed so that students are prepared for immediate entry into the workplace or graduate study. The program integrates academic terms with paid, cooperative education (co-op) terms over a five-year period to provide invaluable experience and enhance student learning. Co-op salaries average $17/hour, ranging from approximately $10/hour to over $36/hour as students gain more experience. Our students are highly sought after in today's competitive marketplace, and are earning salaries well above the national average. More than 1,300 companies come to RIT to recruit our graduates.