Engineering Studies

RIT/NTID's engineering programs combine classroom and laboratory learning in technical areas with a cooperative work experience to give you an exceptional engineering education. By studying in state-of-the-art facilities and working with industry-standard equipment, you'll enter the workforce prepared to make an impact your first day on the job.

Primary Vision

The Department of Engineering Studies (DES)  is a leader in providing technical education, academic support, and encouragement to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and engineering-related fields.

Mission Statement

DES mission is focused on providing a superior educational experience for our students’ academic growth and career achievement.            

DES offers intensive real-world experiences in technical classes taught by faculty who communicate effectively with our deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Opportunities are provided to students to develop skill sets that are in demand by the industry as well as advancing learning opportunities offered through other colleges of RIT and encouraging students’ commitment to lifelong learning.

Degrees and Programs

Discover the world of Applied Mechanical Technology AAS at RIT. Gain practical skills for a rewarding career in the mechanical engineering field.

Learn more about the Applied Mechanical Technology AAS program 

Blueprint your career with an AAS program in Architectural and Civil Drafting Technology. Design the structures of tomorrow.

Learn more about the Architectural and Civil Drafting Technology AAS program 

Shape skylines and cityscapes with an Architectural and Civil Drafting Technology AOS program. Design the world around you.

Learn more about the Architectural and Civil Drafting Technology AOS program 

Build the foundation for a successful career in civil technology with an AAS program. Construct the future.

Learn more about the Civil Technology AAS program 

Forge your path to engineering excellence with Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Engineering. Build your foundation.

Learn more about the Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Engineering program 

Shape precision engineering with an AOS program in Precision Manufacturing Technology. Craft cutting-edge solutions.

Learn more about the Precision Manufacturing Technology AOS program 

Engineering Studies Support Services

Services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in RIT's College of Engineering and College of Engineering Technology

Engineering Studies support faculty provide tutoring services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in RIT’s College of Engineering (COE) and College of Engineering Technology (CET). The support team is comprised of faculty who are professionals in their specific disciplines and peer tutors.

Services provided for students include individual and small group tutoring, co-op and career advising, and collaboration with the faculty and administrators in RIT's College of Engineering and College of Engineering Technology.

Where to find us:
College of Engineering – Building 09, Room 1115

COE/CET Support Services Faculty/Staff

David Monahan

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Student Resources

Current engineering students enter here to access important resources for courses and co-ops.

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