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Sustainable Engineering MS

Narrow your focus to a specific area of study as you find new ways to reduce a product’s environmental effects at every stage of its lifecycle, from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.

Program skills

The MS in sustainable engineering builds on RIT’s work in sustainability research and education and offers students the flexibility to develop tracks in areas such as renewable energy systems, systems modeling and analysis, product design, and engineering policy and management. Course work is offered on campus and available on a full- or part-time basis. Technical in nature, the program equips engineers with the tools they need to meet the challenges associated with delivering goods, energy, and services through sustainable means. In addition to basic course work in engineering and classes in public policy and environmental management, students are required to complete a research thesis directly related to sustainable design challenges impacting society. Many of these thesis projects support the sustainability-themed research being conducted by RIT faculty in the areas of fuel-cell development, life-cycle engineering, and sustainable process implementation.

Select program hiring partners

RIT NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, Sunny Clean Water, VaCom TechnologiesBastian Solutions, Bright Power, Eversource, Fairport Brewing Company, Franklin Energy, LiDestri Food and Drink, St. Onge Company, Tesla, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., Woodcrest Capital


  • Consumer Packaged Goods

  • Design

  • Fashion

  • Food and Beverage

  • Internet and Software

  • Real Estate

  • Scientific and Technical Consulting

  • Utilities and Renewable Energy


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%