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Computer Engineering Technology BS

A computer engineering technology degree that ensures your knowledge of effectively utilizing hardware and software for a range of exciting uses, such as medical diagnostic equipment, digital cameras, missile guidance systems, anti-lock braking systems, scanners, autonomous vehicles, routers, and smartphones.

Program skills

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

Applications Engineer; Computer Engineer; Electrical Engineer; Embedded Systems Engineer; Software Engineer; Systems Engineer; USB Product 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, L3Harris Technologies, Linear Photonics, Lockheed Martin, Mastodon Design, MITRE, Moog, National Security Agency, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Precision Pipeline LLC, Saab Sensis Corporation, The Boeing Company


  • Aerospace

  • Computer Networking

  • Construction

  • Defense

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Internet and Software

  • Manufacturing

  • Medical Devices


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 71.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 18.00%
Alternative Plans 4.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 71.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 18.00%
Alternative Plans 4.00%


The computer engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

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.