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

The master of science in manufacturing leadership is a leadership program for experienced engineers, business, and technical professionals who aspire to high-level positions in operations, supply chain management, and process improvement. The program integrates business and engineering courses with an emphasis on operational excellence, supply chain management, systems thinking, and leadership of teams and organizations.  

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The master of science in product development is a leadership program for experienced engineers and technical specialists who aspire to high-level positions associated with product innovation. The program integrates business and engineering management courses to build cross-functional competence with emphasis on the total product development lifecycle, systems thinking and design, holistic decision making, and leadership of product development teams and organizations.

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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, RIT’s MS degrees in product development and manufacturing leadership can be completed as a series of graduate certificates. Individual courses are also available.

Additionally, several certificate programs that target professionals are also available. 

The engineering leadership department also creates customized programs for your organization, as well as non-credit training and support in a wide range of areas. Visit the Center for Quality & Applied Statistics or contact us for more information. 

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

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.