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Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S.

Full-time Faculty: R.K. Amineh, N.S. Artan, A. Baghaie, S. Billis, B. Chalise, M. Colef, B. Dastgheib-Beheshti, Z. Dong, A. Farajidavar, A. Ilyas, A. Jafari, M. Ravan, Y. Saito, A. Santhanakrishnan, S. Wadoo, M. Wernicki

The primary goals of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program at New York Institute of Technology are to produce well-rounded graduates with a broad range of skills, aptitudes, and interests who are prepared for successful careers in industry, government, or the pursuit of graduate studies.

These goals are satisfied by required and elective courses in liberal arts, humanities, science, mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering with an increasing emphasis on design. Established sequences provide both depth and breadth in the major areas of study and offer a degree of flexibility through the choice of elective courses.

Today’s engineering students must understand both hardware and software used in controls, signal processing, integrated circuits, communication networks, wireless communication, and computer operating systems. Our Electrical and Computer Engineering program addresses this need through a sequence of course requirements. The use of modern engineering tools and computers is integrated into nearly all engineering courses.

Two capstone courses provide students with a design experience under the guidance of a faculty advisor. This experience draws significantly on knowledge and skills acquired in previous coursework in digital control, embedded systems, and other areas. While projects may be self-contained, they incorporate engineering standards and practices and provide a major design experience as required by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET, Inc. Students work in teams to design a system or component of a system. Teams work independently, with the instructor serving as a mentor. Designs incorporate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints such as their impact on society, health and environmental considerations, literature and patent search, and project management. Weekly progress reports and a final oral and written presentation are required.

The university’s liberal arts and humanities core curriculum is designed to provide students with skills related to career and graduate school success and prepares them to be responsible citizens and engineers. To achieve this goal, the core curriculum offers a broad selection of advanced courses in social science, philosophy, and literature. Written and oral presentation skills are intended to carry over into major areas of study.

Five-Year Accelerated Option

Students with a GPA above 3.0 can be accepted into the Accelerated M.S. Options program, and become eligible to take three graduate-level courses in their junior and senior years, which can be applied to both their undergraduate and graduate degree requirements within the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences at no additional cost.

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Five-Year Accelerated Option: B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science – Accelerated Path to Master’s Degree (APMD) Option

  • The college offers a five-year accelerated degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Science. For details, please contact the chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Five-Year Accelerated Option: B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering – Accelerated Path to Master’s Degree (APMD) Option

  • The college offers a five-year accelerated degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. For details, please contact the chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Five-Year Accelerated Option: B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.S. in Cybersecurity (Information, Network, and Computer Security) – Accelerated Path to Master’s Degree (APMD) Option

  • The college offers a five-year accelerated degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity (Information, Network, and Computer Security). For details, please contact the chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Objectives

Within this general direction and the mission of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, our program faculty, with input from stakeholders such as employers, alumni, and industrial advisory board members, have determined Program Educational Objectives to prepare versatile engineers who:

  • Are successfully employed in engineering or their chosen career path
  • Pursue graduate studies and/or continued education in their field
  • Function as responsible members of society through engagement in community or professional organizations

Outcomes

To support these objectives, the curriculum has been developed to provide student outcomes describing what degree candidates are expected to know and be able to do by the time they graduate. Upon graduation, students are expected to have the ability to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the larger-scale impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Engage in and recognize the need for lifelong learning
  • Understand and know about contemporary issues
  • Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Since its inception in 1982, the Electrical and Computer Engineering program has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, phone: 410.347.7700, abet.org.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.


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This program has specific admission requirements in addition to our general requirements.

Admission Requirements

First Year

  • If the student took the SAT, a minimum combined SAT score of 1080 (critical reading and math only), including a minimum score of 550 in math
    • If the student did not take the SAT/ACT or the student does not meet the SAT/ACT score requirement, they may be admitted to this program but must successfully complete Calculus I within the first three semesters. If the student is unable to successfully complete Calculus I in the first three semesters, their advisor will work with them to either choose another major within the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, or choose a major in another college/school at New York Institute of Technology.
  • Three years of math

Transfer

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3
  • Completed at least 12 credits of required math, physics, computer science, and engineering. Students may also satisfy these requirements by passing challenge examinations in these areas as provided for by university policies.

Students who have not chosen a specific program in engineering as a major or who do not fully satisfy the entrance requirements for engineering may be classified with an undeclared status in the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences up to the end of their second year. Transfer students and students who have completed more than two years of coursework should check with both their academic and financial aid advisors regarding their status as majors.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your mid-year and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. If you have fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed, you will need to submit official SAT or ACT scores.
    • SAT Code: 2561, ACT Code: 2832
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 300–350 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending New York Tech would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.

International Students Special Requirements

Academic Standards

Students enrolled in this program must successfully complete Calculus I within the first three semesters. If the student is unable to successfully complete Calculus I within the first three semesters, an academic advisor will work with the student to choose another major within the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences or a major in another school or college at the university.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program must earn a grade of C- or higher in all required math, physics, computer science, and engineering courses. Grades of D+ or below cannot be counted toward a student’s degree.

In the case of a transfer student who earned a transferable grade lower than a C- in any required math or physics course prior to attending New York Tech, the grade is only acceptable if the student completed a more advanced course within the same discipline with a grade of C- or higher at the prior institution. Grades of D+ or lower are not transferable for any computer science or engineering courses.

Undeclared students who intend to pursue a degree in computer science or engineering must meet the conditions above in order to qualify for entrance into the programs.

Repeating courses may impact eligibility for financial aid. Students should consult with a financial aid advisor before registering for a repeated course.