Graduate Catalog 2020-2021

Electrical Engineering (ME)

Director and Preceptor for Information Specialization: 

Professor Vinay Vaishampayan

Building 1N, Room 231 

Telephone: 718.982.3132

Email: DirectorMEEE@csi.cuny.edu

 

Preceptor for Photonic Systems & Networks

Professor Mark D. Feuer

Building 4N, Room 204

Telephone: 718.982.2808

Email: mark.feuer@csi.cuny.edu

The Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.E.) is a professional degree that provides advanced practical and theoretical training in electrical engineering. Graduates will be prepared to excel in careers in the public or private sector that require them to solve problems in communications, photonics, signal and information processing, electronics, electric power, and related fields.The M.E.E.E. program is designed to make a difference, not just in students’ resumes, but in their ability to thrive and grow in today’s technical workplaces. For those who decide to go further with their studies, the M.E.E.E. has been specifically arranged to mesh smoothly with the Ph.D. program currently in place at CUNY’s City College.

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Admission Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Committee on Admission & Standing (MEEE-CAS), with the consent of the Director of the M.E.E.E. program, will determine acceptance into the program.  Applicants are required to complete the online College of Staten Island Graduate Admissions Application.  The General Aptitude Test (GRE) is strongly recommended but not required of applicants.

  1. BS in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution (students with a baccalaureate degree in a related field such as Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science may be accepted by a decision of the MEEE-CAS, with the consent of the program Director).
  2. Two letters of recommendation testifying to the applicant’s ability to complete successfully the program of graduate study.
  3. Applicants must provide a one page personal statement which expresses their goals and philosophy for studying and practicing electrical engineering.
  4. A minimum score of 73 on the TOEFL-iBT, or a score of 6 on the IELTS (academic exam) is required of all applicants for whom English is a second language.

Conditionally matriculated status: Applicants who meet most, but not all, of the admissions requirements may be admitted with conditionally matriculated status. These students will be required to complete undergraduate courses needed to remedy any gaps in the student's preparation in Electrical Engineering, as specified by the student's Graduate Advisor. Upon successful complete of the specified courses, with a grade of B or better, the student will be matriculated in the program. Undergraduate courses required to achieve fully matriculated status will not count towards the 30 graduate credits required for the Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering degree.

Transfer Students

Students who have taken graduate work at other institutions may receive up to nine transfer credits provided that the material is equivalent to a graduate course included within the Electrical Engineering Master’s program and that it was completed with a grade of B or better within a five-year period preceding matriculation at the College of Staten Island.

Academic Standing

It is expected that graduate students will maintain a high scholastic standing, as represented by an average grade of B or better in program courses. Failure to maintain satisfactory scholastic standing, irregularity in attendance, or other misconduct will be grounds for a student to be placed on probationary status by the MEEE-CAS. Regular status will be reinstated when the average grade has been improved to B and any conditions imposed regarding other misconduct have been satisfied.  Students on probationary status cannot apply for the degree.

After two consecutive semesters on probation, any student who has not met the requirements for restoration to regular status will be required to withdraw from the program. Waivers of this policy, as well as readmission after an involuntary withdrawal, will be at the recommendation of the MEEE-CAS, with the approval of the program Director.

Graduate Course Double Counting Policy

Undergraduate students satisfying the following criteria may be granted permission to take up to two graduate courses (to fulfill their 400 level elective requirements) to be counted towards both their bachelor’s and master’s degree. This allows students to earn both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees in five years. 

Criteria:

1. Current enrollment in bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at College of Staten Island and successful completion of three years of study with 90 or more earned credits. 
2. Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above.
3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a full-time College of Staten Island ENS faculty under whom the applicant has studied. 
4. Permissions from the coordinator of the graduate program, and the department chairperson.
5. Application for admission and conditionally accepted to Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering program. 
6. Graduate courses in the following list are eligible: ELE 600 (Probability and Stochastic Processes in Engineering), ELE 610 (Advanced Signal Processing), ELE 620 (Networking Systems and Protocols), ELE 630 (Semiconductor Devices), ELE 636 (Electrical Machines and Energy Systems), ELE 641 (Advanced Digital Communications), ELE 652 (Information Theory), ELE 701 (Photonic Devices), ELE 713 (Principles and Practice of Secure Networking), ELE 722 (Data Modeling and Compression), ELE 732 (Estimation, Detection, Learning and Inference), ELE 736 (Electric Power Transmission and Distribution), ELE 741 (Photonic Systems and Networks), ELE 755 (Principles and Practice of Machine Vision)

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements

To qualify for the master’s degree, each student must complete 30 credits of graduate courses, including all of the program’s four Core courses, with a grade of B or better. Ordinarily, all of the 30 credits will be derived from Electrical Engineering courses taken at the College of Staten Island. However, graduate courses taken in other departments and at other institutions may be accepted for the degree with written approval of the Director of the M.E.E.E. program.  No more than 9 credits derived from courses taken outside the department (including no more than 6 credits taken outside of the Electrical Engineering discipline) will be accepted for the M.E.E.E. degree.

As noted above, transfer students who have taken graduate work at other institutions may receive up to nine transfer credits.

Master’s candidates must complete the required course work within a period of five years from the date of admission.

A. Core Requirements (12 credits)

ELE 600Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes in Engineering

3

ELE 610Advanced Signal Processing

3

ELE 620Networking Systems and Protocols

3

ELE 630Semiconductor Devices

3

B. Electives chosen in consultation with an advisor (18 credits)

ELE 636Electrical Machines and Energy Systems

3

ELE 641Advanced Digital Communications

3

ELE 652Information Theory

3

ELE 701Photonic Devices

3

ELE 713Principles and Practice of Secure Networking

3

ELE 722Data Modeling and Compression

3

ELE 732Estimation, Detection, Learning, and Inference

3

ELE 736Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution

3

ELE 741Photonic Systems & Networks

3

ELE 755Principles and Practice of Machine Vision

3

ENS 762Fundamentals of Wireless Communication

3

ELE 79PMaster's Advanced Research Project

3

ELE 79TMaster's Topical Study Project

3

C. In addition, students must complete one of the following options:

1. A topical literature review project (3 credits)

ELE 79TMaster's Topical Study Project

3

2. A research/design project (3-6 credits)

ELE 79PMaster's Advanced Research Project

3

3. A comprehensive examination

Project credits will be counted towards the 30-credit degree requirement, up to a maximum of 6 credits from project courses. The master’s project must be completed before the scheduled final examination week so that an appropriate grade may be assigned at the end of the final examination period.

Total Credit Hours: 30