Two dynamic educational pathways to help you reach your professional goals in a range of engineering disciplines.
RIT’s engineering and engineering technology programs are grounded in professional, career-focused course work and relevant cooperative education experience.
Combined with unprecedented access to design tools, makerspaces, labs, and an entrepreneurial ecosystem, you’ll be empowered to design, build, test, and prototype your creations, launch a business endeavor, or tackle a social problem by designing a tangible, impactful solution.
As an engineering or engineering technology student, you’ll graduate with:
a wealth of real-world experience
the skills and mindset to turn ideas into reality
tangible skillsets to confront challenging real-world problems
the ability to make an immediate impact for your employers and on society
Engineering and Engineering Technology majors
Most Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded
In engineering technology than any other private U.S. university
Designated by Woman Engineer magazine
For its diversified curriculum, student base, and faculty, and its ability to foster a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Median Starting Salary
For RIT engineering and engineering technology graduates
Students learn to use fundamental scientific and engineering principles to create new technologies
Students learn to use scientific and engineering principles to implement new technologies
Creating new technologies: Requires a strong theoretical understanding of math and science principles
Implementing new technologies: Requires a strong understanding of theapplication of math and science principles
Math and Science
Students complete a four-course sequence in calculus and differential equations
Students complete a three-course sequence in calculus and differential equations (a four- course sequence is optional)
Students complete a two-course sequence in calculus-based physics
Students complete a two-course sequence in algebra and trigonometry-based physics(calculus-based physics is optional)
Completing the math and science requirements is essential to progress through the early technical courses
Completing the math and science requirements is essential, but progression through the early technical courses will not be hindered
Relies more heavily on calculus preparation and is more calculus-based
More algebra- and trigonometry-based and relies less heavily on calculus preparation
Typically provides a strong theoretical background with some application
Typically focused on application blended with some theoretical background
Includes fundamental principles focusing on where the equations come from, the importance of equations, the detailed derivation of the equations, and how to use the equations in solving engineering problems
Includes fundamental principles focusing on where the equations come from, the importance of equations, and how to use the equations in solving engineering problems
Cooperative Education: Launch Your Engineering Career
RIT Ranked Top School for Co-op or Internship Programs
U.S. News & World Report, 2024
Participation in Co-op
All engineering and engineering technology majors participate in co-op
What sets RIT engineering and engineering technology graduates apart from their competitors isn’t just their degree. It’s what they’ve accomplished before they’ve even received it.
Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in an engineering field of study. These opportunities are intentional and purposeful—and designed for students to apply their engineering skills in real-world settings, interact with industry experts, explore professional work environments, and enhance their perspectives.
It is one thing to have an idea, it’s another to turn that idea into something tangible. At RIT, you’ll have unprecedented access to the resources that inspire creativity and that bring your ideas to life.
RIT’s all-access makerspace where you have access to rapid prototyping facilities, 3D printers, laser-cutters, CNC mills, and workspaces for circuit board fabrication and assembly, metal/woodworking, and CAD, CAM, and circuit design.
Gain experience in leadership with the SAE Baja Team, RIT Racing (SAE Formula One), Hot Wheelz: A Women-Led RIT Racing Team, Clean Snowmobile Team, Electric Vehicle Team, Robotics Club, Concrete Canoe, Launch Rocketry Club, and more.
Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Enhance your innovation and entrepreneurship activities via access to events, business mentoring, seed money competitions, and other resources that bring your business ideas to life.
Many of today’s most pressing problems–improving urban infrastructure, making solar energy economical, securing cyber-space, providing access to clean water, and developing better medicines and medical devices–require an engineering solution.
RIT’s outstanding engineering program, from our academic majors and co-op opportunities to clubs, resources, and industry partnerships, prepares you with the technical skills needed for successful engineering careers and the broad-based knowledge required to design lasting solutions.