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Undergraduate: Electrical Engineering Online

  • Program Overview

    Electrical Engineering Online (EEO)

    Electrical Engineering Online (EEO) leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. 

    This rigorous upper-level two-year program provides thorough training and education in the fundamentals of electrical engineering while students complete an entirely online degree program.

    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 two program educational objectives  (PEOs):

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

    PEO 2: Our graduates should excel in professional developments including advanced degrees in engineering and related disciplines.

    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:

    1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
    2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
    3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
    5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inlcusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
    6. An ability to develop and conduct approrpriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
    7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

    More details about program educational objectives and outcomes can be found at

    The Electrical Engineering BS Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs. 



  • Degrees and Requirements

    Requirements for the Major in Electrical Engineering Online (EEO) 

    Admission Criteria for the Upper-Division Electrical Engineering Online Program

    Qualified transfer students not currently matriculated at Stony Brook University who have indicated their interest in the major on their application, and have completed the required prerequisite courses for the EEO program, may apply to this upper-division (final two years of the Bachelor's degree) program through the SUNY application

    The following are minimum admission requirements:

    1. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the following courses, with no grade in any of them below C, from regionally accredited institutions or recognized by the Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction of the State of New York and recorded on official transcripts: 

    2. A minimum grade of C in the following General Education Course from the  Stony Brook Curriculum  (SBC):

    WRT Write Effectively in English: an English composition course judged to be equivalent to WRT 102 (U.S. equivalent writing course) 

    Acceptance into the Major

    Pre-majors are placed into the Area of Interest (AOI) program and to be eligible for the degree, they must be admitted to and declare the major. The requirements and application process for matriculation are detailed below. Students admitted to other programs follow the same admissions process as students in the AOI program.

    **Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Eningeering may not apply for a double major in the Electrical Engineering Online program. Students with a minor in Electrical Engineering may not pursue the Electrical Engineering Online program. 

    Intellectual honesty and academic integrity are cornerstones of academic and scholarly work. The department may table any applications for major/minor admission until academic judiciary matters are resolved. An academic judiciary matter will be identified by a grade of “Q” in the instance of a first offense.

    Applications for major admission are reviewed twice per year and must be received by January 5 for Spring admission and June 5 for Fall admission. Students who submit their application on time will be admitted if they meet the following requirements:

    • Completion of at least 9 credits of mathematics, physics, and electrical engineering online courses required for the major (excluding EEO 300 and EEO 302),
    • Earned a G.P.A. of 3.00 or higher in all mathematics, physics, and engineering courses (excluding EEO 300 and EEO 302) applicable to major requirements with no more than one grade less than C.

    Students must complete these requirements no later than one year after they enroll in the first course that applies towards major entry. Students must apply for admission by the application deadline immediately following completion of the above requirements, but no later than the one year limit. Admission of AOI students and other CEAS students who apply late will follow the process of Non-CEAS Students and Double Major Applicants below.

    Requirements for the Major

    The major in Electrical Engineering Online leads to the Bachelor of Science degree.  Completion of the major requires approximately 66 credits. In addition to the following major requirements, students must also complete the Stony Brook Curriculum general degree requirements

    1. Mathematics*

    • MAT 131 Differential Calculus
    • MAT 132 Integral Calculus
    • MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus
    • MAT 303 Differential Equations
    • MAT 211 Linear Algebra

    2. Natural Sciences*

    • PHY 131/133 Calculus-based Physics I with Lab
    • PHY 132/134 Calculus-based Physics II with Lab
    • CHE 131 Chemistry I or PHY 251 Modern Physics 

    3. Required Courses:

    • EEO 124 C  or C++ Programming for Engineers *
    • EEO 218 Digital Logic Design*
    • EEO 219 Digital Logic Design Lab*
    • EEO 224 Object Oriented Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineers*
    • EEO 271 Electrical Circuit Analysis*
    • EEO 301 Signals and Systems 
    • EEO 306 Random Signals   
    • EEO 311 Electronics II   
    • EEO 315 Electronics I   
    • EEO 319 Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission Lines
    • EEO 331 Semiconductor Devices 
    • EEO 352 Electronics Lab I 
    • EEO 353 Electronics Lab II   

    4. Technical Electives (12 credits; four courses selected from the following): 

    • EEO 303 Digital Signal Processing  
    • EEO 304 Electronic Instrumentation & Operational Amplifiers  
    • EEO 314 MOS Transistor Modeling  
    • EEO 316 Integrated Electronic Devices and Circuits  
    • EEO 346 Computer Communications
    • EEO 366 Design using Programmable Mixed-Signal Systems-on-Chip
    • EEO 388 Foundations of Machine Learning
    • EEO 414 Fundamentals of Low Noise Electronics for Sensors
    • EEO 425 Electric Machinery & Energy Conversion
    • EEO 470 Renewable Distributed Generation and Storage  
    • EEO 482 Power Systems Engineering  

    5. Open Electives (6 credits; selected in consultation with the program advisor)

    6. Design

    • EEO 440 Engineering Design I   
    • EEO 441 Engineering Design II 

    Note: EEO 440  and  EEO 441  are engineering design project courses that must be carried out under the supervision of an Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member.

    7. Upper-Division Writing Requirement:

    • EEO 300 Technical Communications for Electrical Engineers 

    8. Engineering Ethics

    • EEO 302 Engineering Ethics and Societal Impact 

    *These courses are typically completed via transfer credit prior to matriculation.


    All courses taken for the major must be taken for a letter grade. A grade of C or higher is required in all courses. 







  • Sequence

    Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Electrical Engineering Online

    For more information about SBC courses that fulfill major requirements, click here.


    FALL Credits
    EEO 302 (STAS, CER, ESI)  3
    EEO 301 4
    EEO 315  3
    EEO 352  3
    MAT 211 (Linear Algebra)**  3
     Total  16
    SPRING Credits
    EEO 300  3
    EEO 306 3
    EEO 311 3
    EEO 353 3
    EEO 224
     Total  15

    FALL Credits
    EEO 440*
    EEO 319  3
    Technical Elective***  3
    Technical Elective*** 3
    Open Elective****  3
     Total 15
    SPRING Credits
    EEO 441*  3 
    EEO 331 3
    Technical Elective***  3 
    Technical Elective***  3
    Open Elective****  3
      Total  15

    * Note: This course partially satisfies the following: ESI, CER, SPK, WRTD, SBS+, STEM+, EXP+. For more information contact the CEAS Undergraduate Student Office.

    ** MAT 211 is not available online. The following courses have been evaluated to be equivalent to MAT 211: MATH 3010 (Empire State College), MAT 241 (Onondaga Community College) and are subject to change. Refer to the transfer database for the most current evaluations. 

    *** Technical Electives from the following list: EEO 303, EEO 304, EEO 314, EEO 316, EEO 346, EEO 388, EEO 414, EEO 425, EEO 470 and EEO 482.

    **** Open Electives should be selected in consultation with the program advisor. 


  • Contact

    Electrical Engineering Online (EEO)

    Major in Electrical Engineering (Online)

    Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Chair: Petar M. Djurić

    Undergraduate Program Director: Thomas Robertazzi

    Office: 231 Engineering

    Phone: (631) 632-8381






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