Engineering Leadership

Overview

The Engineering Leadership Department offers academic courses, graduate certificates, and master's degree programs targeting engineers, technical specialists, and other experienced professionals who will benefit from our mix of engineering and business content and our emphasis on cross-functional competence. Programs are available online, on-campus, or onsite at your organization. 

We also offer training programs in a wide range of areas such as product development, systems engineering, decision analysis, supply chain management and logistics, product lifecycle management, project management, process improvement and Lean Six Sigma, advanced statistics, and other disciplines. Contact us for information about partnerships and customize programs for your company. 

Degree Programs

Providing experienced engineers and business professionals with the leadership skills to optimize business operations in a range of organizations and industries.

Learn more about the Manufacturing Leadership MS program 

A product development master's degree program that integrates engineering and business courses to give you the skills you need to lead product development teams and organizations. 

Learn more about the Product Development MS program 

Certificates and Training

The engineering leadership department offers short certificate programs consisting of academic courses that are fully transferrable to master’s degrees. For example, the MS degrees in product development and manufacturing leadership can be completed as a series of graduate certificates. Individual courses are also available.

Here are several certificate programs that target professionals - contact us about customized programs for your organization:

The engineering leadership department also offers non-credit training and support in a wide range of areas. Visit the Center for Quality & Applied Statistics or contact us for more information. 

Latest News

  • August 11, 2021

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    Two RIT professors named 2021 KEEN Engineering Unleashed Fellows

    Sarah Brownell, senior lecturer in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and Clark Hochgraf, associate professor in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology, have been named 2021 KEEN Engineering Unleashed Fellows by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN).

  • July 29, 2021

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    RIT faculty joins blog series on 'engineering for good'

    Sarah Brownell, a senior lecturer in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and director of RIT’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program, is a part of a multiuniversity blog series for Campus Compact’s Global Service Learning Blog.

  • October 18, 2019

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    Student Spotlight: From studying abroad to a master’s degree

    Lucie Le Scolan came to RIT from Rennes, France, on a study abroad trip last fall as a graduation requirement for her former school. Once she completed her five-year engineering diploma, she decided to return to RIT for her master’s degree in engineering management.

Industry Partners

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Companies who have sponsored their employees to complete our graduate programs are listed below. We also partner with organizations to deliver degree programs, graduate certificates, and other customized options.  

Alstom, Apple, ATMI, Bausch & Lomb, Biogen, BorgWarner, Branson Ultrasonics (Emerson), Carestream Health, Carrier (UTC), Corning, Delphi, Dynisco, Eaton, Exelis, Fisher Price, Garlock Sealing, GE Lighting, Ginzler Graphics, Gleason, Greatbatch, Gunlocke, GW Lisk, Harris Communications, Honeywell, ITT Fluid Systems, ITT Space Systems, Impact Technologies, Inficon, Infimed, JLG Industries, John Deere, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Kodak, Moog, Parker Hannifin (GE), PPC, Raymond Corporation, Record Press, Reflexite, Safe Passage, Saab-Sensis, Spirit AeroSystems, SRC, Ultra Electronics, Vanlab, Veeco, Welch-Allyn (now Hill-Rom), Xerox, Zoll Medical. 

Acro Industries, AJL Manufacturing, Alliance Machine, Alstom, Ametek Power, Anaren Microwave, Atofina, Bausch & Lomb, Badge Machine, Bloch Industries, Branson Ultrasonics (Emerson), Bristol Myer Squib, Caldwell Manufacturing, CAR Engineering, Chef Pepper, Concentrix, Corning, Danisco, Delphi, Dresser-Rand (Siemens), EDS, Exxelia RAF Tabtronics, Ferro, Garlock Sealing Technologies, Genessee Group, Getinge, Gleason, GM, Goodrich, Gorbel, Greatbatch, GW Lisk, Gunlocke, Harris, Hershey, Hilton Hotels, Hover-Davis, IBM Global Services, ITT Fluid Systems, ITT Space Systems, Janssen Pharma, Johnson Matthey, Kodak, Lapp Insulator, LMCO, Mana Products, Mathers Construction, Melles-Griot, Mindex Technologies, MKS Instruments, Moog, Morton, Motts, Nalge Nunc, Omron Oilfield & Marine, Optical Gaging, Optimax, OptiPro, Orafol, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Parker Hannifin (GE), Peko Precision, Primhall, Progresso, Qualitrol, Raymond Corporation, RES Exhibition Services, Rexam, RG&E, Rotadyne, Rotork, Sentry Safe, Schlegel, Schott Pharma, Sikorsky, Southco, Space & Naval Warefare, SRCTec, Stone Construction, Sun Products, Tenneco, Terry Precision Cycling, Thomson, Titan, Ultralife, United Technologies, University of Rochester, Valeo, Welch-Allyn (now Hill-Rom), Whiting Door Manufacturing, Xerox, Zotos International

Featured Profiles

Testimonials

Graduates of our programs have benefitted in numerous ways. See what they have to say about our degrees in product development and manufacturing leadership.