Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Imaging Science BS

Program Overview

A highly interdisciplinary field that combines aspects of physics, math, computer science, and engineering to understand and develop cutting-edge imaging systems from satellite systems to portable eye trackers to medical imagers to multispectral detectors—anything that involves recording, processing, displaying, or analyzing image data.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science

Enrollment

  • Approximately 45 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: N/A
  • Co-op availability: N/A

Salary Information

Co-op:    $25.90      $11.00 - $40.80                                     
BS:          $75,000
 

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students receive a solid background in Calculus, Statistics, Linear Mathematics, Programming, Physics, and Optics as well as an understanding of imaging systems and the comprehensive interactions of system components. Advanced courses in optics, radiometry, color science, imaging systems analysis, digital image processing, detectors, and computer vision are provided to students. Students are exposed to the state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and research experiences and opportunities. Students are adept at technical writing, oral presentation, and production of technical videos. A senior research project in which the student works individually with a faculty member is required.

Equipment & Facilities

The Center for Imaging Science was established at RIT to meet the growing need in government and industry for scientists with a broad understanding of imaging and imaging systems. The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science is housed in a facility of approximately 75,000 square feet. The Center includes several fully equipped laboratories, including labs in visual perception, digital imaging and remote sensing, and optics.  In addition, RIT is home to several other world class laboratories in related fields which are available to Imaging Science students for use in independent research or capstone projects.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Aptiva Imaging, Boeing, CACI, General Electric, Google, L3 Harris, Hewlett-Packard, Hover Inc., Integrity Applications Inc., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lexmark, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, MITRE, Motorola Mobility LLC, NASA, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, NVIDIA, EagleView, LLC, Ricoh Print Production, Sandia National Labs, Science Applications International Corp., Sherwin Williams, Technicolor, The Aerospace Corporation, Valspar, Vencore, Xerox.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Morgan Faas, the career services coordinator who works with the Imaging Science program. You can access information about services through our web site at https://www.rit.edu/careerservices.
 

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Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
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