Electrical Engineer Degree
The degree of electrical engineer allows qualified students to pursue their graduate education beyond the M.S. The program is designed to provide mastery of a field of knowledge and familiarity with related fields, as well as to develop a capacity for independent study.
- B.S. in electrical or computer engineering or a related field with an average of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0 from an accredited institution, or
- M.S. in electrical or computer engineering or a related field.
Applicants are informed of any additional requirements when their applications are processed.
Each student is assigned a guidance committee to help plan the program of study.
The program consists of coursework, qualifying examinations, and a project. The minimum program consists of 60 credits beyond the B.S. including 6 credits for the Engineer Degree Project (ELE 995 ). The student must maintain at least a 3.0 average.
A student’s program must include the coursework required for the M.S. degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or an acceptable related area completed either at Syracuse University or elsewhere. In addition, the student must take at least 4 ELE/CSE courses at or above the 700 level beyond M.S. degree; Independent study courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
Students working toward an electrical engineer degree must pass the written qualifying examinations required for the Ph.D. Students are examined on basic undergraduate and graduate material in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and applied mathematics. The current list of areas and descriptions of the nature and scope of these examinations can be obtained from the department office. The examinations may not be taken more than twice. Credit granted for work at other approved institutions does not exempt a student from the qualifying examinations.
The Electrical Engineer Degree Project
ELE 995 - Engineer Degree Project ELE 995 carries 6 credits. The student undertakes an investigation which may be original research, an application of the state-of-the-art, a solution of a set of related problems, or a critical survey of a special topic. The student is assigned a project advisor who must approve the topic and agree to direct the work. Students with engineering employment may make arrangements to carry out the project work at the employer’s premises or laboratory, provided the advisor has unrestricted access to the work. A formal project report and a final oral examination on the project are required after completion of all graduate work.