The Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (ECTET) prepares students for successful careers in industry or academia by providing a foundation of engineering theory through application-based instruction.
A laboratory- and project-intensive curriculum, taught by faculty dedicated to teaching and having a background in industry, offers students an engineering education rich in experiential learning. Co-op, study abroad, research opportunities, industrial connections, and modern facilities further enhance this relevant and engaging educational experience.
The ECTET department fosters a culture of support and nurtures the academic and professional growth of each student. Caring faculty and small class sizes ensure close student-faculty interactions and student-student collaborations.
Jeanne Christman thinks classrooms should be noisy. The more conversations between students and faculty, the more success she believes students will have in understanding and applying engineering and computing concepts. That approach to helping students understand and use today’s engineering concepts was one of the reasons Christman was honored with the 2019-20 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Dean Nguyen created RIT’s Game Symphony Orchestra when he was a freshman. Now a fifth-year year computer engineering technology major, the GSO conductor is performing with a smaller ensemble at Dr. Munson’s Performing Arts Challenge.
ECTET offers two Bachelor of Science degrees: computer engineering technology and electrical engineering technology. Both are five-year programs, which include a full year of cooperative work experience. For students wanting to specialize their area of study, options are offered in audio, telecommunications, and power and energy. Each option consists of four elective courses.
Ensure that hardware and software work effectively together in medical diagnostic equipment, digital cameras, missile guidance systems, anti-lock braking systems, scanners, copiers, autonomous vehicles, routers, and smartphones.
ECTET offers one Master of Science degree in telecommunications engineering technology. This program prepares graduates with advanced knowledge of the engineering aspects of emerging technologies and the policy/regulatory environment in which they are offered.
In cooperation with the Department of Computer Science, an accelerated degree option combining a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering technology and an MS in computer science is also available.