In this computer engineering technology degree you'll utilizing hardware and software for a range of exciting uses, from medical diagnostic equipment, digital cameras, missile guidance systems, and anti-lock braking systems to autonomous vehicles, routers, and smartphones.
Students acquire knowledge in two disciplines; designing embedded systems, and creating the software to run them.
Skill areas include digital system design, embedded system design and optimization, machine language programming, high-level language programming, and computer-aided simulation/design/analysis.
Programming languages: C++, C, UNIX, Python
All courses include a hands-on laboratory to facilitate learn by doing to master the theory of computer design.
Program facilities equipment
Embedded Systems Design Laboratory: each workstation includes Tektronix TLA714 132 Channel Logic Analyzer, Agilent Infinium Oscilloscope, Tektronix Test Equipment, Desktop Computer with Dual Monitors, lab view and other software, Electronics Laboratory: each workstation includes Textronix TDS 3012 Oscilloscope, HP 3000 Series Equipment, Desktop Computer, Agilent Spectrum Analyzer, HP 8904 Signal Synthesizer, Weller Soldering Station, Labview and other Software, GW Instek Power Supply
Program job titles reported
Software/Firmware Engineer; Control Systems Engineer; Design Engineer; Digital Design Engineer; Embedded Design Engineer; FPGA Designer; IoT Platform Developer; Laboratory Engineer; Software Engineer; Systems Engineer
Program significant points
- For their capstone experience, students will design, build, and test an autonomous vehicle.
- Past projects have included autonomous Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV), self-navigating rovers similar to those used for NASA missions, and toys that respond to hand gestures.
Select program hiring partners
AeroSafe Global; BAE Systems; Boston Beer Company; Brite Computers; C Speed LLC; CONMED; Critical Link; Data Device Corporation; Dell Technologies; Department of Defense; L3Harris Technologies; Lockheed Martin; Mastadon Design; Mimecast; Moog; National Security Agency; Northrop Grumman; NSA; Saab Defense and Security; The Boeing Company: US Army; Voltserver
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||12.00%|
What’s different about RIT’s engineering education? It’s the opportunity to complete engineering co-ops and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.
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.
Students in the computer engineering technology degree are required to complete four co-op blocks. This typically includes one spring, one fall, and two summer blocks. You'll alternate periods of full-time study with full-time paid work experience in your career field. In some circumstances, other forms of experiential education (e.g., study abroad, research, military service) may be used to fulfill part of the co-op requirement. Each student is assigned a co-op advisor to assist in identifying and applying to co-op opportunities.