New York Electronics Engineering Colleges with Degree Overviews

Jul 25, 2019

The New York area has roughly 28 schools that offer electrical or electronics engineering programs. Get some information about the degree programs and some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Essential Information

Aspiring electronics engineers usually need bachelor's degrees in electrical or electronics engineering for entry-level employment, and those interested in teaching, development or research usually need master's or doctoral degrees. Some schools also offer combined bachelor's and master's degree programs in the field that are accelerated. Students studying electronics engineering may be able to choose specialization areas. They may participate in hands-on laboratory courses and cooperative education. Online study options are available but may require prerequisite coursework to enroll.

University at Buffalo

Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is the largest of the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the field of electronics engineering, sometimes referred to as electrical engineering.

Students in the bachelor's program take many of the same courses offered in the first two years of other engineering programs, allowing them to easily transfer into other areas. Topics that may be explored include electrical devices, VLSI (very-large-scale integration) electronics, power systems engineering, electronic instrument design, and microelectronics fabrication.

Students in the master's program choose communications and signal processing, microelectronics, photonics, and materials or energy systems as their degree concentrations or specialties, and they also present formal research theses or take a comprehensive exam. Those seeking doctorates can choose concentration areas as well, and they take comprehensive examinations and complete dissertations.

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, provides students with a number of ways to earn a degree in electronics engineering through its Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Undergraduates can pursue on-campus and online bachelor's degree programs or enroll in accelerated combined bachelor's and master's programs. Graduate students can earn master's or doctoral degrees.

The on-campus bachelor's degree program offers specializations in general electrical engineering, microelectronics or telecommunications, and it features laboratory courses that allow students to put their theoretical education to work. The online version of the program requires several prerequisite courses and consists of the final two years of electronics engineering program coursework. Students in the combined bachelor's and master's program finish their program in five years.

Graduate students pursuing master's in electrical engineering programs must choose an area of emphasis from communications and signal processors, semi-conductor devices and quantum electronics, computer engineering, or circuits and VLSI. Doctoral students are required to pass both qualifying and preliminary examinations, as well as completing and defending dissertations based on research.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School School Type & Setting Programs Offered Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)*
University at Buffalo 4-year, public; large suburb BS in Electrical Engineering,
MS in Electrical Engineering,
ME in Production Management,
PhD in Electrical Engineering
$10,099 (in-state), $27,769 (out-of-state)*
Stony Brook University 4-year, public; large suburb BS in Electrical Engineering,
Accelerated Bachelor of Engineering/MS in Electrical Engineering,
MS in Electrical Engineering,
PhD in Electrical Engineering
$9,625 (in-state), $27,295 (out-of-state)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

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