Rochester Institute of Technology

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Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology BS

Program Overview

The Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides students with the foundation for a successful career as an engineer. Graduates are able to effectively bridge the technical gap between mechanical and electrical engineering. Students learn how to apply principles and skills in projects related to the various fields of electrical/mechanical engineering, such as product and machine design, power generation, utilities and manufacturing. Graduates are prepared to work with the latest technology to produce superior cost-effective mechanical/electrical design, and to hold professional positions in machine design; manufacturing engineering, engineering development testing; field service engineering; product design thermal analysis; HVAC; plant operations; and technical sales. The program is designed with the maximum amount of diversity to allow students with various interests to obtain appropriate technical knowledge to qualify for professional positions.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (5 year)


  • Approximately 100 full-time students enrolled.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Students are required to complete 4 co-op work assignments. Students are available for two 6-month periods. Typical co-op periods run from February-August and June-December.

Salary Information

Co-op:     $17.80                     $12.00 - $28.00
BS:           $61,500

Student Skills & Capabilities

  • Strong emphasis is placed integrating electrical/mechanical components at a systems level. Focus on problem solving instress analysis, kinematics, and facilities management, computer based mechanical design and all aspects of electrical/mechanical engineering.
  • Skilled in electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and analysis of problems, design of electrical solutions and implementation of the solutions using current technology. The program teaches students to master the fundamentals of electronics and mechanics then apply them to improve existing technology.
  • Technical skills and capabilities come from courses that cover the disciplines of electricity, electronics, microprocessors, computer programming, mechanics, materials, thermal science, engineering graphics manufacturing process and economic analysis.
  • Students acquire an assortment of software package knowledge from this program.  Most common are Solid Works, Ansys Workbench, MathCAD, MatLab, EES, PSPICE, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Machine design, CAD, layout and installation production, testing, quality control, trouble shooting, field engineering.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Equipment & Facilities

State-of-the-art equipment and laboratories allow practice-based, hands-on experience. Students have access to sophisticated equipment such as 3D printers and rapid prototyping equipment; a full machine shop with CNC Mill and Lathe; state-of-the-art metrology lab; engineering workstations capable of solid modeling and finite element analysis; a wind tunnel; engineering mechanics, materials testing, and thermal apparatus; strain gauge instruments; and modern data acquisition systems that collect and manipulate data and produce reports.
Students also have access to nine industrial robots, three CNC machines, two vision systems, two model FMS systems. Fully automated electronics manufacturing & assembly lab specializing in surface mount technology donated through industry support. Additional resources:

  • Design, Analysis and Rapid Prototyping Lab
  • Metrology Laboratory
  • Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
  • Plastics Processing and Testing Laboratory
  • Thermo-fluid Sciences Laboratory
  • Welding Lab and Equipment
  • CompactLogix and ControlLogix PLC Laboratory (Rockwell Automation)
  • Robotics and Machine Vision Laboratory
  • Surface Mount Electronics Assembly Laboratory
  •  Failure Analysis Laboratory

Training / Qualifications

Nearly all entry-level engineering jobs require a bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology. Most engineering degrees are granted in electrical, electronics, mechanical, or civil engineering. However, engineers trained in one branch may work in related branches. For example, many aerospace engineers have training in mechanical engineering. This flexibility allows employers to meet staffing needs in new technologies and specialties in which engineers may be in short supply. It also allows engineers to shift to fields with better employment prospects or to those that more closely match their interests. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Alliant Technologies, Borg Warner, Con Edison, Eaton Corp, GAL Manufacturing, General Electric, General Motors Corp, Harris, JCS Controls, Lockheed Martin, Marquardt Switches, McGard, M/E Engineering, Microsoft, Nevada Automotive Test Center, Nidec Advanced Motors and Drives, Oneida Molded Plastics, Moog Inc., QuEST Global, Railcomm, The Boston Beer Company, SpaceX, TIMET, Toyota, Welch Allyn, Wegmans Food Markets.

Contact Us

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

Maureen Arquette, Assistant Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5081
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603