Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Electrical Engineering Technology BS

Program Overview

Develop an in-depth understanding of electrical and electronics theory and its application, applied design, and implementation to electrical and electronic systems.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 150 students enrolled in this program.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 4 blocks, 2 summers and 2 semester
  • Co-op availability: Third-year spring-summer block; fourth-year summer-fall block; fifth-year summer-fall block

Salary Information

Co-op:        $20.10                     $12.50 - $41.00
BS:              $65,720

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students learn fundamental and advanced concepts in electrical engineering and apply these concepts to design new electrical and electronic systems and improve existing ones.  Advanced design software, development methods, and troubleshooting techniques are tools students master as they progress through the curriculum. In their last year at RIT, students take part in a Senior Design Project through the Excellence in Innovation (EII) program. Projects include new product development, product improvement, system or project analysis, and code compliance. ‚ÄčThese projects are guided by a faculty member and use state-of-the-art laboratory and computer facilities. 

Programming Software:  C++, Python, object oriented programming, PSPICE, MATLAB, VHDL, Digital Signal Processing.


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

Equipment & Facilities

Students are exposed to numerous different labs: Circuits Studio Laboratory, Audio Recording Studio, Renewable Energy Lab, Electronics Laboratory, Electronic Design Automation Laboratory, Embedded Systems Design Laboratory, Opto Electronics Laboratory. 

Job Titles

Electrical Engineer, Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Rotational Engineer, Research Engineer, Project Engineer, Applications Engineer, Controls Engineer, Test Engineer, Software Engineer.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Alstom, Anaren Microwave, Apple, BOSE, Bosch Security System, Cisco, Cummins Engine, D3, Eaton, Emerson, Ford, GE, General Dynamics, General Dynamics, Harris Corp, Honda, Iberdrola, iRobot, ITT, Knorr Bremse, Lockheed Martin, National Grid, Northrup Grumman, SpaceX, TE, Tesla, Texas Instruments, The Raymond Corporation, TIMET, Toyota, Welch Allyn Inc.

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 Technology 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