Mission Statement

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.