In our computer engineering degree you'll design computer hardware, components, and software in order to develop next-generation products and appliances that contain embedded systems.
Competencies include Software Systems, Circuits and electronics, Digital systems and IC design, Computer networks, Robotics, Embedded Systems, Hardware-software interfaces, Computer architecture, Digital signal processing. Students design and build computing and electronic devices such as a heart-beat monitor, autonomous vehicles, and audio/video processing systems.
Computer languages: JAVA, C++, C, Assembly, VHDL, Matlab, Python, UNIX, Linux, Solaris, VMS, Windows
Program facilities equipment
Digital Computer Organization and CUDA Laboratory, NXP Embedded Systems Laboratory, Harris Senior Design Laboratory, Computer Engineering Mentoring Laboratory, Digital IC Design Laboratory, NanoComputing Research Laboratory, Real-time Vision & Image Processing Laboratory, Networking and Information Processing Laboratory, High Performance Architectures Laboratory, Multi-core Systems Laboratory, Cryptographic Engineering Laboratory, Machine Intelligence Laboratory.
Program job titles reported
Support Engineer; Computer Engineer; Software Engineer; Test Engineer; Digital Design Engineer; HDL Verification Engineer
Program significant points
- Nearly everything we touch each day, from coffee makers to smartphones, wearable devices, and cars is powered by computing systems designed and built by computer engineers.
- The Internet of things (IoT) extends from homes for automation to manufacturing with sensors and actuators. Today’s vehicles are equipped with multiple computing subsystems.
Select program hiring partners
Accenture, Advanced Micro Devices, Bosch, Bose, Critical Link, D3Engineering, Datto, Department of Defense, General Motors, Intel Corporation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., L3Harris Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Northrup Grumman, Parsons, The Boeing Company, Tesla, Xelic
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||19.00%|
Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.
The computer engineering degree requires students to complete four blocks (approximately one year) of cooperative education experience. After completing the first two years of course work, you'll spend the next two years alternating course work on campus with cooperative education experience. This employment not only adds real experience to your resume, but prepares you for more sophisticated academic work. Students have completed co-ops at companies as Motorola, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Eastman Kodak Company, and for the federal government, as well as a host of smaller companies. Co-op has taken our students from the high-tech corridors of New England and California to businesses close to their hometowns. Students have worked on product development teams for companies like IBM, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, and Kodak. They have also worked on software projects for smaller companies and the government.
During co-op experiences, computer engineering students have been on product development teams for new computers and electronic imaging systems as well as a variety of large software projects for industry and government.