Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology


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.


The Bachelor of Science degrees in computer engineering technology and electrical engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.


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Latest News

  • August 6, 2019

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    Surace named 2019 Outstanding Alumnus

    Kevin J. Surace ’85 (electrical engineering technology) will be honored for his support of the university with the Outstanding Alumnus of 2019 award at the Presidents’ Alumni Ball on Oct. 18 during Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. The award is the highest honor RIT can bestow upon an alumnus.

  • April 17, 2019

    Students, faculty and staff hold giant check.

    Innovative suspension system for off-road vehicles takes top spot in spring Tiger Tank competition

    A uniquely designed magnetic coil piston that will improve suspension systems in on- and off-road vehicles took first place in RIT’s semi-annual Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition. Sponsored by RIT’s Saunders College of Business and hosted by RIT’s Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tiger Tank gives students the opportunity to pitch a business idea to a panel of judges with a chance to win cash prizes.

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Undergraduate Programs

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.

Learn More about Computer Engineering Technology BS 

Develop an in-depth understanding of electrical and electronics theory and its application, applied design, and implementation to electrical and electronic systems.

Learn More about Electrical Engineering Technology BS 

Graduate Programs

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.

Be one of the innovative leaders helping to shape the ever-evolving future of telecommunications.

Learn More about Telecommunications Engineering Technology MS 

Student Resources

The ECTET Department offers a variety of resources for our students such as: 

  • Academic Advisors
  • Student Clubs and Organizations 
  • Technical Information and Support
  • Software Help

Visit our Student Resources page for more information.