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Electrical Engineering MS

An electrical engineering master's degree that merges technology, engineering, and science and applies them to practical, industrial, and business applications.

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 reported

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

Select program hiring partners

Alstom, AMD, Apple, General Dynamics, Global Foundries, Google, Intel, Kodak Alaris, Micron Technology Inc., Microsoft, Philips, Sony Electronics, SRI International, Synopsys, Tesla, Vicor


  • Automotive

  • Computer Networking

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Scientific and Technical Consulting

  • Telecommunications


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 91.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 5.00%
Alternative Plans 3.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 91.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 5.00%
Alternative Plans 3.00%