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Electrical Engineering BS

In RIT’s electrical engineering degree, you’ll 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 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 reported

Electrical Engineer; Electronics Engineer; AI Engineer; Controls Engineer; Design Engineer; Hardware Design; Project Engineer; Reliability Engineer; Research Engineer; Rotational Leadership Development Engineer; Quality Engineer; Software Engineer; Systems Engineer; Robotics Engineer; Telecommunications Engineer; RF Engineer; Embedded System Engineer; Applications Engineer; Test Engineer; Sales Engineer; Manufacturing Engineer; Component Engineer; Laboratory Engineer; Digital Design Engineer; Field Applications Engineer; Test Engineer; RF Microwave Engineer; Associate Engineer; DSP Engineer; Signal Processing Engineer; RTL Design Engineer; Circuit Design Engineer; Verification Engineer; Physical Design Engineer; Analog Design 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

Advanced Micro Devices; Anaren, a TTM Technologies Company; Apple; AVANGRID; Collins Aerospace; Corning Inc; D3 Engineering; General Dynamics Mission Systems; General Motors; Hillrom; Honda; Honeywell; IBM; Intel; L3Harris Technologies; Lockheed Martin; MKS Instruments; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Plug Power; Precision Castparts Corp; Renesas Electronics America; Texas Instruments; Vicor

93%

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.).

77%

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 89.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 3.00%
Alternative Plans 1.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 89.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 3.00%
Alternative Plans 1.00%

Accreditation

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

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