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Mission and Philosophy


Prepare graduates for a career in applied engineering and technology through world-class curricula supported by applied research. 


To be the top rated engineering technology department that provides

  • Academic rigor with adequate flexibility

  • Balance of theoretical, applied and project based education

  • Interdisciplinary opportunities

  • Global experience

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Core Values

BalanceWe value the balance among teaching, scholarly activities, and service that capitalizes on the strengths and interests of the individual. 
Experiential LearningWe embrace the philosophy and principles of experiential learning through the application of theoretical knowledge. 
InnovationWe embrace and encourage innovative curricula, teaching techniques, student discovery, entrepreneurial activities, and international outreach. 
CollaborationWe pursue partnerships with industry, government, education, and alumni. 
Student-centerednessWe promote a student-focused environment through personal and professional interactions among students, faculty and staff. 
DiversityWe recognize and embrace individual diversity. We are an inclusive community of scholars. 
TraditionWe embrace the tradition of career- focused education and core values of RIT; through the integrity of our curriculum and instruction, we instill these values in our students.

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