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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 in RIT's electrical engineering technology degree.

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

Applications Engineer; Controls Engineer; Design Engineer; Electrical Engineer; Hardware Development Engineer; Power Distribution Engineer; Product Engineer; Project Engineer; Quality Engineer; Systems Engineer; Test Engineer

Select program hiring partners

L3Harris Technologies; LOCKHEED MARTIN; Tesla; SharkNinja; Northrop Grumman; New York Air Brake; Mindex; General Motors; ETC - Electronic Theatre Controls; Draper Labs; Dolby Laboratories; Department of Defense; Corning Incorporated; Carestream Health Inc.; AVANGRID (BGC, CNG, CMP, NYSEG, RG&E, UI, SCG, NYSEG)


Outcome Rates for Electrical Engineering Technology BS

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 96.30%
Full-time Graduate Study 3.70%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 96.30%
Full-time Graduate Study 3.70%
Alternative Plans 0%


The BS in electrical engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org. Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education 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. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your engineering co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your engineering knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

Students in the electrical engineering technology degree are required to complete four co-op blocks. This typically includes one spring, one fall, and two summer blocks. You'll alternate periods of full-time study with full-time paid work experience in your career field. In some circumstances, other forms of experiential education (e.g., study abroad, research, military service) may be used to fulfill part of the co-op requirement. Each student is assigned a co-op advisor to assist in identifying and applying to co-op opportunities.