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Electrical Engineering MS

In RIT’s electrical engineering master’s degree, you will engage in innovative research areas to solve industrial and business challenges.

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 coupling of signals as well as simple energy conversion applications. They design and lay out 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; Machine Learning Engineer; Firmware Engineer; Product Development Engineer; Robotics Engineer; Circuit Design Engineer; AI Engineer; Controls Engineer; Software Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Amazon Web Services; L3Harris Technologies; Northrop Grumman; Herrick Technology Laboratories, Inc.; AMD - Advanced Mirco Devices; Vicor; Valmet Automation; The Boeing Company; Texas Instruments (TI); Mindex; Microsoft; Micron Technology, Inc.; Johnson and Johnson; Intel Corporation; General Dynamics - Electric Boat; Eaton Corporation; Draper Labs; Dorabot; D3 Engineering; Caterpillar Inc.; Bryx; BAE Systems, Inc.


Outcome Rates for Electrical Engineering MS

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 95.24%
Full-time Graduate Study 2.38%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 95.24%
Full-time Graduate Study 2.38%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the opportunity to complete relevant, hands-on engineering co-ops and internships with top companies in every single industry. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the electrical engineering master’s program.