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Electrical Engineering BS

RIT’s electrical engineering BS degree will teach you to synthesize science, mathematics, technology, and application-oriented designs into world-class consumer products, state-of-the-art computers, and much more.

Program skills

Students design, analyze, and simulate simple digital and lumped parameter electrical circuits using a workstation environment and PSpice. They are exposed to the principles of AC circuit design and analysis and work with concepts of electromagnetic coupling and radiation. A course in Linear Systems prepares the student to analyze and design circuitry for transient behavior with the Laplace transform and for frequency response with Fourier techniques. Students assist in attacking problems involving electromagnetic emission and the coupling of signals as well as simple energy conversion applications. They design and layout digital logic circuits and analyze simple analog and digital communications systems as well as optical components and systems. By the end of their program, students increase their level of competence in a more specialized area of expertise (e.g., electronic design, control systems, communications, digital system design).  Capable of work as an entry-level electrical engineer with the consequent increase of professional responsibility.

Programming Software: C++, MATLAB/SIMULAB, PSPICE, Z-transform

Program facilities equipment

The department of electrical and microelectronic engineering has a complete range of specialized laboratories with up-to-date equipment for teaching and research. These labs are available for student use and include: Robotics, Senior Design, Ph.D. Microsystems, Control Systems, Computer Architecture/Bio-Tech Studio, PC / Cadence Design Center, Freshman Practicum Studio, RF Electromagnetic/Antenna Design, Electromagnetic Theory and Applications (ETA), General Purpose Studio Lab, Graduate Research Lab, DSP and Signal Processing Graduate Research Lab, Digital Design/Embedded Systems Studio, RF/Analog, Biomedical Wet Lab, Analog Devices Integrated Microsystem, RF Shield Test and Measurement. 

Program job titles

Electrical Engineer; Robotics Engineer; AI Engineer; Controls Engineer; Research Engineer; Design Engineer; Manufacturing Engineer; Test Engineer; Project Engineer; Systems Engineer

Program significant points

  • Options include: Robotics, Computer Engineering, Clean and Renewable Energy
  • Students graduate with one year of co-op experience.
  • All seniors complete a two semester senior design project.

Select program hiring partners

L3Harris Technologies; Texas Instruments (TI); LOCKHEED MARTIN; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Textron; SynQor, Inc.; Qualitrol Company LLC (A Fortive Company); Precision Cobotics; OPEX; National Grid; Motion Ai - NY20; Missile Defense Agency; Milwaukee Tool; Micron Technology, Inc.; Microchip Technology Inc.; Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Mercury Systems, Inc.; M/E Engineering, P.C.; Lite Coms; Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII); Honda; Genesis Engineering; Frontier Communications; Firefly Aerospace ; Eaton Corporation; Eastman Machines; Dematic; DCO Energy; Corning Incorporated; Constellation Brands Inc; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; AMD - Advanced Mirco Devices; Amazon Robotics; ALSTOM


Outcome Rates for Electrical Engineering BS

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 98.31%
Full-time Graduate Study 1.69%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 98.31%
Full-time Graduate Study 1.69%
Alternative Plans 0%


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

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education 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. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your engineering co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your engineering knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

Students in the electrical engineering degree are required to complete four blocks (48 weeks) of cooperative education experience.