Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Overview

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.

Accreditation

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

900

Average number of hours each student spends in lab, learning hands-on, during their undergraduate studies

200

Total pounds of free popcorn the department provides to students in a year

35

Maximum class size for an undergraduate class

Latest News

  • March 13, 2019

    Researcher stands in front of TV screen surrounded by small speakers

    Team receives grant to recreate the ‘sound signature’ of cultural heritage sites

    Advanced audio technologies being developed are helping to preserve the unique sounds of historic sites from recording studios in Nashville, Tenn., to a pre-Columbian archeological site in Peru. Sungyoung Kim, an associate professor of audio engineering at RIT, is leading a team of researchers to develop a set of tools using advanced augmented and virtual reality technology to preserve and replicate the acoustics of historical venues.

  • April 9, 2018

    Members of REDCOM and RIT pose for a group photo outside the REDCOM office.

    REDCOM donates equipment to telecom lab

    REDCOM, a long-time partner of the telecommunications engineering technology program at RIT, recently donated its call control software to the university to provide students access to the latest technology being used for digital and IP-enabled telecommunications networks.

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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.

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

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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.

The telecommunications industry has driven technological innovation and provided outstanding career opportunities for people with the right technical and leadership skills. New services offered through the internet, mobility via wireless technology, and extreme capacity created by fiber optics, as well as the evolution of policy and regulation, are shaping the telecommunication network of the future. The MS in telecommunications engineering technology focuses on developing an advanced level of skill and knowledge needed by future leaders in the industry. This program is designed for individuals who seek advancement into managerial roles in the dynamic telecommunications environment.

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Minor and Immersions

The water resources minor broadens the learning experiences and professional opportunities of students in technical disciplines who have an interest in courses related to water treatment, wastewater treatment, hydrology, the environment and society.

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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.