Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Electrical Engineering BS

Program Overview

Synthesize science, mathematics, technology, and application-oriented designs into world-class consumer products, timely microprocessors, state-of-the-art computers, advanced electronic components, and much more.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 500 students are enrolled in this program.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program.
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 2 blocks, 48 weeks
  • Co-op availability: Second year fall, summer, summer-fall; Third year fall, spring-summer, summer-fall; Fourth year fall, spring-summer, summer, summer-fall

Salary Information

Co-op:     $20.09                     $12.00 - $45.00
BS:           $68,000                  

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students design, analyze, and simulate simple digital and lumped parameter electrical circuits using a workstation environment and PSpice. They are exposed to the principles of AC circuit design and analysis and work with concepts of electromagnetic coupling and radiation. A course in Linear Systems prepares the student to analyze and design circuitry for transient behavior with the Laplace transform and for frequency response with Fourier techniques. Students assist in attacking problems involving electromagnetic emission and coupling of signals as well as simple energy conversion applications. They design and lay out digital logic circuits and analyze simple analog and digital communications systems as well as optical components and systems. By the end of their program, students increase their level of competence in a more specialized area of expertise (e.g., electronic design, control systems, communications, digital system design).  Capable of work as an entry-level electrical engineer with the consequent increase of professional responsibility.

Programming Software: C++, MATLAB/SIMULAB, PSPICE, Z-transform


The BS in electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.

Equipment & Facilities

The department of electrical & microelectronic engineering has a complete range of specialized laboratories with up-to-date equipment for teaching and research. These labs are available for student use and include: Robotics, Senior Design, Ph.D. Microsystems, Control Systems, Computer Architecture/Bio-Tech Studio, PC / Cadence Design Center, Freshman Practicum Studio, RF Electromagnetic/Antenna Design, Electromagnetic Theory and Applications (ETA), General Purpose Studio Lab, Graduate Research Lab, DSP and Signal Processing Graduate Research Lab, Digital Design/Embedded Systems Studio, RF/Analog, Biomedical Wet Lab, Analog Devices Integrated Microsystem, RF Shield Test and Measurement. 

Job Titles

Electrical Engineer, Systems Engineer, Project Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Software Engineer, Design Engineer, Rotational Leadership Engineer, Applications Engineer, Research Engineer, Robotics Engineer.

Significant Points

  • Options include: Robotics, Computer Engineering, Clean and renewable Energy
  • Students graduate with one year of co-op experience.
  • All seniors complete a two semester senior design project.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

AMD, Analog Devices, Alstom, Bose Corp, D3 Engineering, Eaton, General Electric, General Dynamics, Harris, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Lutron, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, TI, Toyota, TE Connectivity, Universal Instruments, Welch Allyn.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Maria Pagani Wiegand, the career services coordinator who works with the Electrical Engineering program. You can access information about services through our web site at
Maria Pagani Wiegand, Career Services Coordinator,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5458
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603