Degree Programs


Biocompatibility testing, designing artificial organs and tissues, developing new drug delivery systems, creating innovative medical devices, and enhancing medical imaging techniques are just a few of the ways biomedical engineers improve the health and well-being of others.

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From nano-scale composites, pharmaceuticals, plastics, fibers, metals, and ceramics to the development of alternative energy systems, biomedical materials and therapies, and strategies to minimize the environmental impact of technological advancements.

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Design computer hardware, components, and software in order to develop next-generation products and appliances that contain embedded systems.

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The computer engineering master's degree emphasizes the adoption of design methodology and the application of sophisticated engineering tools to the design and development of computer-integrated systems.

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Synthesize science, mathematics, technology, and application-oriented designs into world-class consumer products, timely microprocessors, state-of-the-art computers, advanced electronic components, and much more.

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Merge technology, engineering, and science and apply it to practical, industrial, and business applications to become a leader in your field. In the electrical engineering masters students can customize a specialty of their choosing while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area.

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Spend up to a year exploring RIT's portfolio of engineering majors before you declare a major.

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Combine your engineering knowledge with business insights to successfully manage an engineering or technology focused company.

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The doctorate program in engineering prepares the next generation of engineering leaders to tackle some of the most daunting and complex problems facing our society. The program produces engineering graduates who are subject matter experts in a knowledge domain within an engineering discipline. The engineering Ph.D. provides students with the flexibility to become discipline-specific subject matter experts and engineering innovators in an open-architecture environment, fostering intellectual growth along both interdisciplinary pathways and within the bounds of conventional engineering disciplines. With this approach, the program develops world-class researchers who can capitalize on the most promising discoveries and innovations, regardless of their origin within the engineering field, to develop interdisciplinary solutions for real-world challenges.

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Optimize integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy by improving your skills in statistics, engineering, operations, manufacturing, and more.

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An in depth look at the contemporary manufacturing process, product development, logistics, and a customized curriculum that includes research opportunities prepares you to lead integrated systems.

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Optimize, design, and manage the operational and manufacturing processes by which goods are made and distributed.

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Develop an expertise in circuit design, automation, and modern integrated circuits as you study both analog and mixed signal circuits.

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Utilize the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) process of Lean Six Sigma to improve processes and enhance your qualifications to broaden your career development.

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The master of science in manufacturing leadership is 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.  The program is offered fully online or as a blend of online and on-campus courses.  

Manufacturing leadership is a focused program developed jointly by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and Saunders College of Business. Particular emphasis is placed on supply chain management, global manufacturing and operations, lean systems thinking, leadership, and decision making. A capstone project, oriented to the solution of a manufacturing or service management problem or process improvement initiative, enables students to apply new skills and capabilities to the solution of a pressing real-world problem, with significant financial benefit to sponsors. The program can also be taken on a full-time basis, with several courses available on campus. Students may start any term (fall, spring, summer) and complete courses at their own pace.

Educational objective

The manufacturing leadership program's objective is to educate graduates to lead teams and organizations within a manufacturing or service enterprise for successful competition in a complex global economy, through the integration of business and technical skills. The application-oriented program is designed to help experienced professionals move into mid- and senior-level management positions in operations, manufacturing, supply chain management, and process improvement.

Key capabilities of graduates

  • Ability to make sound business decisions in a complex global economy: business planning with full understanding of outsourcing and offshoring; financial management and total/life-cycle cost; agile decision-making.
  • Ability to manage the global supply chain: supply chain strategy development and execution; logistics management (quality and delivery assurance); systems needs for supply chain management; and supply chain optimization.
  • Ability to manage global, multi-site production and operations: managing distributed teams; process technology transfer to domestic and international locations; service operations; enterprise and manufacturing strategies; lean operations; location strategy and facility design; state-of-the-art tools; regulatory issues and established norms.
  • Comprehensive understanding of quality and continuous improvement principles, with application to the manufacturing and operations management.
  • Strong leadership and management skills applied to global high technology manufacturing: systems thinking, planning, and management; applications (“hands-on”) orientation; project management expertise (planning, relationship management, control, risk management and decision-making); creative leadership to drive innovative solutions; enhanced ability to recognize barriers to success early, when corrective actions are least costly.


Graduates of our program have benefitted in many ways. View our student testimonials to see what they've had to say about their experience in the program.

Industry partners

View our list of companies and industry partners who have sponsored their employees in completing an engineering leadership program. We also partner with organizations to deliver degree programs, graduate certificates, and other customized offerings. 

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From rockets to robots, power plants to biomechanical parts, mechanical engineers put both energy and machines to work.

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Apply mechanical engineering principles and theories to enhance your skills through formal education and training, and independent inquiry.

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A focused, in-depth examination of mechanical engineering disciplines (e.g., dynamics, robotics, nanotechnology, biomechanics, and energy systems)  that prepare you to enter a career in industry or research.

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Designed for practicing mechanical and electrical engineers, the mechatronics certificate positions you to drive innovation in technology and product development.

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Integrated microelectronic or nanoelectronic circuits and sensors drive the global economy, increase productivity, and help improve our quality of life.

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Microelectronic engineering affects nearly all aspects of our daily lives. RIT’s microelectronic engineering program is considered a world leader in the education of semiconductor process engineers.

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Develop a knowledge of chemistry, physics, and engineering to better understand integrated circuit technology in microelectronics manufacturing.

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Explore the future of nanotechnology as you work to address the technical challenges of micro-and nano-systems through analysis, research, and integration.

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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. The program is offered fully online or as a blend of online and on-campus courses

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Minimize the effects a product has on the environment at every stage of its lifecycle – from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.  

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Narrow your focus to a specific area of study as you find new ways to reduce a product’s environmental effects at every stage of its lifecycle, from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.

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Control vibration in engineering systems and apply your knowledge to everything from consumer product development, manufacturing, aerospace systems, and more.

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Accelerated dual degree available
Accelerated dual degree required
This program has been discontinued. No new students will be admitted.