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Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS

A manufacturing engineering degree that combines innovations in industrial productivity and advanced manufacturing technologies, including robotics, automation, computer-aided design (CAD), computer numerical control (CNC), microprocessor controls, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), flexible manufacturing systems, and electronics manufacturing.

Program skills

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. 

Program facilities equipment

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 

Select program hiring partners

Arconic Engines, ATD Precision, BAE Systems, Biostage, Century Mold Co., Collins Aerospace, G.W. Lisk, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Hexcel Corp, ITT Corp, Once Again Nut Butter, Ortho Clinical Diagnotics, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific


  • Automotive

  • Defense

  • Manufacturing


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 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%


The robotics and manufacturing 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. 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.