Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology BS

Program Overview

The electrical mechanical engineering technology major prepares students for careers in engineering disciplines where the integration of mechanical, electrical, programming and manufacturing disciplines is important. Students develop skills that explore the fundamentals of mechanics, electrical circuits, and microprocessors, mathematics, materials technology, computer-aided engineering, and design. The electromechanical engineering major will develop well-rounded electrical mechanical engineers as lifelong learners with the ability to adapt, grow, and succeed in mechatronics, electromechanical engineering environment, or similar highly competitive workplaces.

The electrical/mechanical engineering technology program prepares graduates for professional careers in the broad field of engineering technology, where the integration of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing disciplines is important. We also provide the maximum amount of flexibility in transfer from other RIT programs and a variety of two-year programs, including engineering science and engineering technology.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (5 year)


  • Approximately 115 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 4 blocks, 50 weeks
  • Co-op availability: third-year spring-summer block; fourth-year summer-fall block

Salary Information

Co-op:     $18.45                     $13.50 - $28.60
BS:           $59,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

  • Strong emphasis is placed on integrating electrical/mechanical components at a systems level.
  • Focus on problem solving in stress analysis, kinematics, and facilities management, computer based mechanical design and all aspects of electrical/mechanical engineering.
  • Technical skills and capabilities from courses covering electricity, electronics, microprocessors, computer programming, mechanics, materials, thermal science, manufacturing process, and economic analysis.


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 labs allow practice-based, hands-on experience. Students use robots, Industry 4.0 programmable logic controllers, controls systems, fundamental electrical measurement instrumentation, data acquisition, along with tensile and hardness testers, and strain gauges.
  • Students use machining, CNC machining, welding, rapid prototyping, and composite fabrication methods. •
  • SOLIDWORKS, MATLAB, LabView, ANSYS, Rockwell RSLogix 5000

Job Titles

Automation Controls Engineer, Designer, Electrical Engineer, Field Engineer, Instrumentation & Controls Engineer, Manufacturing Project Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Product Development Engineer, Quality Engineer, Systems Engineer

Significant Points

  • RIT Engineering Technology has the largest number of engineering technology graduates among private universities in the nation.
  • Engineering Technology has the highest percentage of students from Asian- , Latin-, African-, and Native-American ethnic backgrounds as well as first-generation college-students amongst RIT STEM programs
  • Accelerated dual degree program available
  • Class of 2018; 98+% Career Outcomes Rate

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Alstom Signaling, Baker Hughes, a GE company, Boston Beer Company, Con Edison, GE Aviation, General Motors Corp, GenTech Scientific, Inc., Gleason Works, Honda, IEC Electronics, Keurig, Green Mountain, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Magna Products Corp, Marquardt Switches, MOOG Inc, NASA, Nidec Advanced Motors and Drives, Railcomm Inc, Tesla, Thermo Fisher Scientific, TIMET, UTC, Volvo Group

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