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Rochester Institute of Technology - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The programs offered by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering prepare students for careers in industry or for graduate study in engineering and related fields. The curricula emphasize fundamentals and in the fourth and fifth years provide courses that allow students to specialize in their chosen fields of study. Within the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, bachelor of science degrees are offered in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and microelectronic engineering. Within the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, a software engineering program leading to a bachelor of science degree is offered. All undergraduate students participate in a five-year program that integrates the college’s comprehensive four-year academic program with one year of cooperative work experience. All undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET ( Additionally, the Kate Gleason College of Engineering offers 14 master’s degree programs (M.S. and M.Eng) and 5 graduate certificates. Students have the opportunity to combine bachelor and masters programs into an integrated dual degree program. The college also offers a nationally recognized Ph.D. program in Microsystems Engineering as well as a Ph.D. in Engineering, which uses an interdisciplinary approach to address fundamental and applied research problems of national and global importance for the 21st Century.