S. Manian Ramkumar

Dean, College of Engineering Technology


The College of Engineering Technology is known as the place of choice for applied engineering technology—and related programs—where students learn theory through hands-on, minds-on learning and interactive teams. With a firm grounding in STEM (science, technology engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, students study undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering technology, environmental management and safety, packaging science, and media arts and technology. CET is also home to the United States Army and the United States Air Force ROTC units. All our engineering technology programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. 

Our innovative academic programs challenge our students across multiple levels and prepare them to graduate as lifelong learners. The cooperative education requirement allows our students to continue to adapt, grow, and succeed as they immediately apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world. Our students “hit the ground running” once they are employed given our commitment and dedication to experiential learning and academic excellence. 

State-of-the-art laboratories and facilities help to further support student learning, faculty research, and academic success throughout all our academic programs. Many of these labs and centers of excellence have been made possible by the support of local and global Fortune 500 companies that have chosen to partner with us upon realizing the caliber of our students and faculty. These companies also actively recruit our students for co-op and employment opportunities. 

Our renowned faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. Their vast industry experience coupled with their cutting-edge research, scholarly work, and advanced degrees. This allows our students to not only receive world-class teaching but the opportunity to work alongside their professors on exciting and meaningful research.

Outside the classroom, under the supervision of faculty and staff advisors, students have an interesting and varied selection of activities, clubs, and organizations to participate in within the college and on the RIT campus. Be it study abroad opportunities, intramural sports, professional student organizations, or clubs that participate in international competitions, students can find fulfilling and interesting activities to become a part of as they create their lives at RIT. We are very proud of the diversity found on our campus that allows students to broaden their horizons and get a true sense of the global world they will find themselves working in upon graduation.

We invite you to explore the College of Engineering Technology. What you will find is a world of opportunity, a supportive and welcoming environment, and a community of committed and dedicated scholars, mentors, and professionals.

S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D.

 Dean, College of Engineering Technology

Dean’s Leadership Team

S. Manian Ramkumar
Dean, College of Engineering Technology
Mike Eastman
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Continuous Improvement
Rebecca Sumner
Assistant Dean for Research Development
Melissa Aponte
Assistant Dean of Students

Dean’s Office Staff

Richard Amorese
Senior Financial Assistant
Katie Coyne
Director of Alumni Relations, Colleges
Ashley Dulac
Senior Staff Assistant
Michelle Kinch
Administrative Assistant II
Jill MacBeth
Scheduling Officer
Nykki Matthews
Director of WIT, Community Engagement and Student Diversity Initiatives
Gail Quartieri
Academic and Admin Services Coordinator II
Jacob Ryan
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Enrollment