Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Computer Engineering Technology BS

Program Overview

Ensure that hardware and software work effectively together in medical diagnostic equipment, digital cameras, missile guidance systems, anti-lock braking systems, scanners, copiers, autonomous vehicles, routers, and smartphones.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 135 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program.
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 50 weeks
  • Co-op availability: Third-year spring through summer; Fifth-year summer, fall

Salary Information

Co-op:        $19.63                                  $10.40 - $36.68
BS:              $62,000                                

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students acquire knowledge in two disciplines; designing embedded systems, and creating the software to run them.

Skill areas include digital system design, embedded system design and optimization, machine language programming, high-level language programming, and computer aided simulation/design/analysis.

C++, C, UNIX, Python

All courses include a hands on laboratory to facilitate “learn by doing" to master the theory of computer design.


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

Equipment & Facilities

Embedded Systems Design Laboratory: each workstation includes Tektronix TLA714 132 Channel Logic Analyzer, Agilent Infinium Oscilloscope, Tektronix Test Equipment, Desktop Computer with Dual Monitors, lab view and other software, Electronics Laboratory: each workstation includes Textronix TDS 3012 Oscilloscope, HP 3000 Series Equipment, Desktop Computer, Agilent Spectrum Analyzer, HP 8904 Signal Synthesizer, Weller Soldering Station, Labview and other Software, GW Instek Power Supply

Job Titles

Design Engineer, Software Engineer, Computer Engineer Customer Service Engineer, Field Application Engineer, Sales Engineer, Application Engineer, Trouble Resolution Specialist

Significant Points

  • For their capstone experience students will design, build, and test an autonomous vehicle.
  • Past projects have included autonomous Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV), self-navigating rovers similar to those used for NASA missions, and toys that respond to hand gestures.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Mastodon Design, Xerox, Parsons, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Synopsys, On Seminconductor, BAE Systems, The Boston Beer Company, Ariel Corporation, GE Aviation, The Boeing Company, C Speed LLC,

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Diedra Livingston, the program coordinator who works with the Computer Engineering Technology program. You can access information about services through our web site at

Diedra Livingston, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.4282
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603