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.
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.
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.
I attended a School for the Deaf, so when I was looking for colleges I wanted access to deaf and hard-of-hearing people and individuals who would support me like I had growing up. At RIT I found a community of people to connect with and lean upon.
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