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The State University of New York at Binghamton - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

To receive a degree from the Watson School an undergraduate must successfully complete all degree requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a grade point average of 2.0 in core major courses. A minimum of 30 credit hours (all of which must be in Watson School courses) must be completed at the State University of New York at Binghamton to meet the Engineering residency requirement. A minimum of 40 credit hours (all of which must be in the Watson School courses) must be completed at the State University of New York at Binghamton to meet the Computer Science residency requirement

Master's Degree Requirements

Biomedical Engineering:
• Master of Science (MS-BME) with thesis: 8 courses plus thesis; without thesis: 10 courses plus project.
Computer Science:
• Master of Science (MS-CS) with thesis: 8 courses plus thesis; with project: 9 courses plus project; with 10-course option: 10 courses plus comprehensive examination.
Electrical and Computer Engineering:
• Master of Science (MS-EE) with thesis: 8 courses plus thesis; with project: 9 courses plus project; with 10-course option: 10 courses plus comprehensive examination
• Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (MEng-EE) or Computer Engineering (MEng-CoE) with 10-course option: 10 courses
Mechanical Engineering:
• Master of Science (MS-ME) with thesis: 8 courses plus thesis; without thesis: 10 courses plus project (3 core, 4 technical electives (selected from one of the three areas of emphasis), 3 advisor-approved electives)
• Master of Engineering (MEng-ME): 10 courses
Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE):
• Master of Science in Systems Science (MS-SS): 30 credit hours for a degree with a thesis and at least 33 credit hours for a degree without a thesis plus project
• Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MS-ISE): 30 credit hours for a degree with a thesis and at least 33 credit hours for a degree without a thesis plus project
• Master of Engineering (MEng-IE) in Industrial Engineering: 10 courses plus project
• Master of Engineering (MEng-SE) in Systems Engineering: 10 courses plus project

Note: for all Master's degrees, there is a 24 credit-hour residency requirement, and a GPA requirement of 3.00 (on 4.00 scale).

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Satisfaction of learning contract (including coursework, research, and teaching proficiency). Passing comprehensive qualifying examination. Presentation of colloquium and submission of prospectus. Submission and defense of dissertation at oral examination. Note: for a Doctoral degree, there is a 24 credit-hour residency requirement, and a GPA requirement of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). Dissertation may be completed in abstentia. Master's degree in engineering not required.