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Electrical Engineering Technology BS

Develop an in-depth understanding of electrical and electronics theory and its application, applied design, and implementation to electrical and electronic systems.

Program skills

Students learn fundamental and advanced concepts in electrical engineering and apply these concepts to design new electrical and electronic systems and improve existing ones.  Advanced design software, development methods, and troubleshooting techniques are tools students master as they progress through the curriculum. In their last year at RIT, students take part in a Senior Design Project through the Excellence in Innovation (EII) program. Projects include new product development, product improvement, system or project analysis, and code compliance. ​These projects are guided by a faculty member and use state-of-the-art laboratory and computer facilities. 

Programming software:  C++, Python, object-oriented programming, PSPICE, MATLAB, VHDL, Digital Signal Processing.

Program facilities equipment

Students are exposed to numerous different labs: Circuits Studio Laboratory, Audio Recording Studio, Renewable Energy Lab, Electronics Laboratory, Electronic Design Automation Laboratory, Embedded Systems Design Laboratory, Opto Electronics Laboratory. 

Program job titles reported

Electrical Engineer; Design Engineer; Research Engineer; Project Engineer; Applications Engineer; Controls Engineer; Test Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Alstom, Ambrell Corporation, Anaren, a TTM Technologies Company, Apple, Critical Link, D3 Engineering, Eaton, Hillrom, iRobot, Kimberly-Clark, L3Harris, Lockheed Martin, Magna International, MKS ENI, National Grid, Precision Castparts Corp, Tesla, The Raymond Corporation, The Walt Disney Company


  • Automotive

  • Computer Networking

  • Construction

  • Defense

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Manufacturing

  • Medical Devices

  • Oil and Gas


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 96.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 4.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 96.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 4.00%


The electrical engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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