Honors Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The purpose of the honors program in Electrical and Computer Engineering is to give high achieving students an opportunity to receive validation for a meaningful research experience and for a distinguished academic career. This honor is indicated on the diploma and on the permanent academic record.

When to Apply:

Students in either the Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering majors may apply to the honors program through the ECE Office at the end of the sophomore year (application form).

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the honors program, students need a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a B or better in all major required courses (including math and physics). Transfer students who enter Stony Brook in the junior year need a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a B or better in all required major courses (including math and physics) in their first semester at Stony Brook.

Graduation with Honors Requirements:

  • Completion of a 1 credit seminar (ESE 494) on research techniques with a B or better during the junior year.
  • Completion of ESE 495, a 3-credit honors research project, with a B or better. This is in addition to the senior design courses.
  • Presentation of an honors thesis (written in the format of an engineering technical paper) under the supervision of an ESE faculty member. The thesis must be presented to and approved by a committee of two faculty members including the student’s advisor. Other members of the committee may include the Undergraduate Program Director, Honors Program Director or other Stony Brook faculty members. If thesis work is done in a different department, the student needs to have a faculty advisor in that department and a co-advisor in ECE.
  • Maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a B or better in all major required courses (including math and physics) upon graduation.

 Questions: Please contact either Prof. Robertazzi (Honors Program Director) or Prof. Kamoua (Undergraduate Program Director).

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2350 • Phone : 631-632-8400 or Fax : 631-632-8494