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Electrical Engineering BS

Synthesize science, mathematics, technology, and application-oriented designs into world-class consumer products, timely microprocessors, state-of-the-art computers, advanced electronic components, 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 & 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 reported

Electrical Engineer; Design Engineer; Research Engineer; Project Engineer; Applications Engineer; Scientist; Controls Engineer; Software Engineer; Systems Engineer; Reliability 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

Alstom, Anaren, a TTM Technologies Company, Apple,  AVANGRID, D3 Engineering, Datto Inc., General Dynamics Mission Systems, General Motors, Hillrom, Honda, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, L3Harris Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Lutron, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Precision Castparts Corp & TIMET, Texas Instruments


  • Automotive

  • Computer Networking

  • Defense

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Manufacturing

  • Medical Devices

  • Telecommunications

  • Utilities and Renewable Energy


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 68.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 29.00%
Alternative Plans 1.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 68.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 29.00%
Alternative Plans 1.00%


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.

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. Learn more about how co-op at RIT is designed for your success