Electrical Engineering (ESE)

Electrical Engineering is one of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) programs leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree. The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

It is a rigorous four-year program that provides thorough training in the fundamentals of electrical engineering during the first two years. Beginning in the third year, students may also choose to specialize in either microelectronics or telecommunications. The program culminates in the fourth year in an original design project, working on a team with other students and under the supervision of a faculty member. All students are assigned a faculty advisor who consults with them on course selection, academic progress, and career preparation.

Throughout their program, the students work in state-of-the-art instructional laboratories that include computer-aided circuit design, lasers, machine vision and computer graphics, microprocessor systems design, microwave electronics, digital signal processing and the most up to date electronic communications.

Electrical engineers are recruited for a variety of fields including energy, aeronautics, communications, testing laboratories, computer technology of hardware and software, and systems for finance and banking. For example, a communications engineer may work on improving communications networks, designing efficient systems for commercial applications, tactical and traffic control systems, or satellite surveillance systems. A circuit design engineer may design, develop, and manufacture electronic circuits for a variety of applications including microcomputers.

Stony Brook electrical engineering students may work as interns in engineering and high-technology industries where they can apply their classroom and laboratory knowledge to real-world practice, gaining those skills as preparation for their careers. Upon graduation they are employed by companies in the New York region and across the nation including BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Omnicon Group, GE Energy, Motorola, Boeing, and Ford Motors. Many students also choose to continue to pursue graduate degrees in engineering, business, law or medicine.

Program Educational Objectives

The electrical engineering program has five program educational objectives (PEOs):

PEO 1: Our graduates should excel in engineering positions in industry and other organizations that emphasize design and implementation of engineering systems and devices.

PEO 2: Our graduates should excel in the best graduate schools, reaching advanced degrees in engineering and related disciplines.

PEO 3: Within several years from graduation our alumni should have established a successful career in an engineering-related multidisciplinary field, leading or participating effectively in interdisciplinary engineering projects, as well as continuously adapting to changing technologies.

PEO 4: Our graduates are expected to continue personal development through professional study and self-learning.

PEO 5: Our graduates are expected to be good citizens and cultured human beings, with full appreciation of the importance of professional, ethical and societal responsibilities.

Student Outcomes

To prepare students to meet the above program educational objectives, a set of program outcomes that describes what students should know and be able to do when they graduate, have been adopted.  We expect our graduates to attain:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;

e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

f.  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

g. An ability to communicate effectively;

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;

i.  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning;

j.  A knowledge of contemporary issues; and

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

More details about program educational objectives and outcomes can be found at http://www.ece.sunysb.edu/peos