S. Manian Ramkumar

Dean, College of Engineering Technology


What do Tesla, SpaceX, Honda, GE Aviation, Amazon, and Boeing have in common?

Beyond being world-class engineering and technology companies, they all seek out the same kinds of students to propel their companies forward.

They want…

  • Students who have been exposed to dynamic academic majors that reflect their talent and skill needs.
  • Applicants that benefit from a unique approach to hands-on learning.
  • Contributors who know what it means to be a part of an engaged, supportive community.

That’s who they want to hire, and they find them here, at RIT’s College of Engineering Technology.

And this is where you will rise to the occasion, gain an incredible education, and graduate with the skills, experience, and capabilities sought-after by top employers.

A Hands-On Education That Meets Industry’s Changing Needs

At the College of Engineering Technology, we need you to break things, test your ideas, tinker and toy, investigate and explore, and make and discover. We want you to take things apart and reassemble them in better, more dynamic ways. This approach to learning encourages self-discovery, introspection, and thoughtfulness–skills you will employ in the workforce and competencies you will use to make decisions that improve the world.

As technology continues to evolve and change, impacting engineering, automation, manufacturing, sustainability, packaging, and print and graphic communications, our programs in these areas evolve and change, too. You will be prepared to engage and employ the latest applications of technology, innovation, and ingenuity. You will combine this with RIT’s world-class cooperative education program, where you will apply your knowledge and gain full-time, paid career experience in industry. The result is a degree that reflects your lived experience at RIT: modern, responsive course work, hands-on exploration and skill building, and career experience gained through co-ops at leading companies. Our National Advisory Board, comprised of leaders from various industries, provides strategic direction and continued curriculum development that keeps our academic programs at the forefront of offering the course work, skills, and experiences top employers demand in today’s college graduates.

An Inspired Community

In the College of Engineering Technology, you will find a supportive community of faculty and staff who are the heart and soul of your college experience. You’ll be surrounded by people who want to see you do well, and who will offer you encouragement, moral support, and mentoring.

This is not to say that you won’t be challenged. Because we believe growth comes from the frustration accompanying an elusive answer and from the agony of an experiment gone wrong. These moments often lead to the exhilaration of a solution found and the kinds of ‘a-ha’ moments that fuel your inspiration and stoke even greater ambitions. You will feel challenged, accepted, and encouraged. And you’ll be surrounded by people rooting for you and your success, just as you root for them and their success.

Graduate With Confidence

Of course, your college experience is building toward one thing: A productive, exciting career where you can apply your knowledge, make contributions that matter, and advance to positions of mentoring and leadership. Here, we deliver on our promise of outstanding career outcomes: 98% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

You will graduate with an exceptional education and tangible, hands-on experience that has prepared you to take on today’s problems and the unknown challenges that will arise. 

I invite you to experience the College of Engineering Technology, join us for a tour, and meet with our outstanding students, faculty, and staff. We can’t wait to welcome you to our community.

S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Engineering Technology

Dean’s Leadership Team

Mike Eastman
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Melissa Aponte
Assistant Dean of Students
Rachel Mathews
Assistant Dean of Academic Operations
Rebecca Sumner
Assistant Dean for Research Development

Dean’s Office Staff

Richard Amorese
Senior Financial Assistant
Katie Coyne
Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement
Ashley Dulac
Senior Staff Specialist
Michelle Kinch
Administrative Assistant II
Jill MacBeth
Scheduling Officer
Steven Praino
Director of IT and Technical Services
Gail Quartieri
Academic and Admin Services Coordinator II
Jacob Ryan
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Enrollment