More about Stony Brook BSEE Online

Who should enroll in this program?

If you are looking to complete a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering online and have successfully completed the prerequisite courses, this program will enable you to meet your educational goals.

A successful BSEE Online student should possess some specific qualities:

  • Strong self-discipline
  • A high level of professional, personal, or educational motivation;
  • Good time management skills;
  • Ability to work and study independently without face to face interaction with faculty and classmates to complete the work.
  • Experience using computers and the Internet;
  • Access to a computer and the Internet to work many hours a week online;
  • Have already completed all the prerequisites.
  • Understand that an online course requires as many hours as an on-campus course or more.

Should I complete all courses listed in the Admission Requirements page before applying to BSEEOL?

To enroll in BSEEOL as a non-matriculating student, it is sufficient to have taken Calculus I and II and Physics I (Calculus based, with labs). A non-matriculating student can start taking BSEEOL courses while fulfilling the rest of prerequisite requirements. To enroll as a matriculating student, one should have taken all math and physics courses in the list.

BSEEOL now offers three technical prerequisite courses (the last three courses in the Admission Requirements course list).

Will this degree be accredited by ABET?

The universal accreditor of engineering programs in the U.S. is ABET -- Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology. ABET accreditation is only granted after the first class of students graduates from the program. BSEEOL will have the first class to graduate in Spring 2014. We have requested an ABET accreditation visit in the 2014-2015 cycle, with an on-site visit in Fall 2014. It may take another year to obtain ABET accreditation.

If the program successfully receives accreditation, the decision is expected to be retroactive to the first class of graduates. Students graduated prior to the ABET accreditation visit are expected to receive the benefits of ABET accreditation.

In designing our program we have been in close contact with and are following the strict advice and guidelines of ABET to help ensure eventual accreditation.

The online courses are taught by the same faculty who offer these courses on campus, so you are assured of a high-quality and challenging engineering education.

Will my prior courses count for credit towards this BS degree?

Review our transfer credit policies for information about how your college level courses will be evaluated for transfer credit.

Only courses from regionally accredited colleges can be considered for transfer. Technical courses are evaluated by the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook. Math and Physics courses are evaluated by the faculty of respective departments at Stony Brook. General Education courses are evaluated by the Stony Brook Transfer Office.

Will I be allowed to take courses on campus too?

Students enrolled in the BSEE Online Program may only take online courses associated with this program.

If I am a student currently on-campus, can I take these online courses?

This program is designed for students who wish to complete their entire degree online. On-campus students may not enroll in the online courses associated with this program.

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Students enrolled in the BSEE Online Program may be eligible for financial aid. Visit the Financial Aid website for more information.

What is BSEEOL policy on international students?

We do accept international students. However, before applying the applicant should have completed an English composition course equivalent to Stony Brook WRT 102. The English composition course is included in our curriculum, see our Curriculum page. The problem is that such a course should be taken in an English language college, which is difficult to achieve in non- English speaking countries.

Moreover, in some English speaking countries, such as Canada and Australia, the English writing course is not a part of undergraduate engineering curriculum. The students from these countries also should take English composition class before entering the program even though English is their native language.

Note that tuition for foreign student is that of an out-of-state student, see our Tuition and Fees page.