RIT’s degree in robotics engineering prepares you for careers in today’s advanced manufacturing environments, where innovations in robotics and automation are changing the industry.
Students in this program are exposed to industrial robotics and automation, complemented by coursework in quality, design for manufacturing and assembly, lean production, economics, and production systems as well as technical skills and capabilities from courses in electricity, microprocessors, computer programming, mechanics, materials, fluids, manufacturing process, and economic analysis. Students work with electronics manufacturing production lines and lead and participate in multidisciplinary engineering teams.
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Students work with state-of-the-art labs that allow practice-based, hands-on experience. Students use 9 industrial robots, 3 CNC machines, 2 vision systems, 2 model FMS systems, Industry 4.0 programmable logic controllers (PLC), and a fully automated surface mount electronics manufacturing and assembly lab. Students use machining, CNC machining, welding, rapid prototyping, and composite fabrication methods.
Programming Languages: SOLIDWORKS, MATLAB, LabView, ANSYS, Rockwell RSLogix 5000
Program job titles reported
Industrial Engineer; Manufacturing Engineering Associate; Process Engineer; Rotational Program in Manufacturing Leadership; STS Process Engineer
Select program hiring partners
Amphenol Aerospace, Arconic Engines, Danbury Mission Technologies, GE, General Motors, Hexcel Corp, Inficon, ITT Corp, L3 Harris Technologies, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Pearl Technologies, Texas Instruments, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Zenith Cutter
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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 robotics and manufacturing engineering technology program 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.