RIT is a leader in groundbreaking sustainability research, teaching, and engagement. The RIT campus works as a living laboratory for sustainable technologies, practices, and philosophies within the built and natural environment.
Target year for RIT to achieve carbon neutrality
Academic departments that offer sustainability-related courses
Synthesize science, mathematics, technology, and application-oriented designs into world-class consumer products, timely microprocessors, state-of-the-art computers, advanced electronic components, and much more in our electrical engineering degree.
In this environmental management degree, you'll help industries champion environmentally sustainable ways to produce goods and services that reduce environmental contamination, use less water and precious resources, and avoid subjecting workers to hazardous conditions and materials.
Mechanical engineers put energy and machines to work–from rockets, robots, and airplanes to automobiles, satellites, and renewable energy systems. Our mechanical engineering BS degree encompasses courses in math, science, physics, engineering science, and engineering systems.
A packaging engineering degree in which you'll craft inventive ways to package a range of products–from food and cosmetics to electronics and consumer products–for transportation, storage, display, and presentation.
A NAAB-accredited master of architecture program that provides a well-balanced education that integrates design, technology, and research with sustainability to prepare graduates to enter the modern field of architecture.
An environmental management master's degree where you can acquire a foundation in the managerial aspects of developing and implementing environmental health and safety management systems to help companies meet their sustainability and safety standards.
The Ph.D. in sustainability fosters innovation and creativity in solving real-world challenges within social, economic, technological, and business realms. In this inherently interdisciplinary program, you’ll become part of a network of academics from across RIT who are working to optimize sustainable systems and practices in engineering, manufacturing, energy, education, and more.
A sustainable engineering degree that helps you minimize the effects a product has on the environment at every stage of its lifecycle–from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.
A sustainable engineering degree that allows you to reduce a product’s environmental effects at every stage of its lifecycle–from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of sustainability. In as little as one year, this sustainability degree will teach to you apply sustainability science principles to any field to help solve the world’s grand challenges—including pollution, food scarcity, public health crises, and more.
RIT will celebrate graduate research during the 13th annual Graduate Education Week and Showcase: A Vision into the Future. The virtual event—Nov. 16 to 20—creates a platform for sharing and exchanging ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pre-recorded and live presentations, demonstrations, visual exhibitions, and an alumni panel discussion.
A collaboration between the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and five partners were winners of the 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Award by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).