Newswise — STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 27, 2014 – Stony Brook University’s (SBU) Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering online (BSEEOL) degree has been recognized as one of the best by OnlineCollege.org, a blog featuring the latest news in higher education and online learning. Taking top honor in four categories, SBU is recognized as offering the highest:
• Value: In-state students can expect a return on investment of 10.7 percent without financial aid and 12.0 percent with financial aid, while out-of-state students can expect an ROI of 9.5 percent without financial aid and 10.4 percent with financial aid.
• Flexibility: The program is taught completely online, asynchronously delivered for flexible scheduling, and provides all courses, materials, tests, labs, discussions, advising, and contact with faculty completely online.
• Disability Support: SBU works hard to provide an inclusive environment for all students. It makes its site accessible to as many people as possible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium Accessibility Guidelines and NYS Technology Policy 99-3.
• Faculty Credentials: 90 percent of SBU’s online faculty members have been teaching online classes for two or more years. Online instructors are also required to receive training in teaching online classes. This ensures that all online instructors maximize the tools allotted to them through the Internet and offer students the best possible learning experience.
"As Provost, I am especially proud that our online Bachelor of Science Program in Electrical Engineering has been recognized as one of the best in the nation. This announcement is a testament to our renowned engineering programs, the dedicated work of Wendy Tang and other prominent program faculty, the significant growth and reputable quality of Stony Brook's online programs, and exemplary of innovative SUNY inter-institutional collaborations," said Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
SBU's BSEEOL degree program provides students with the flexibility and convenience needed to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering while working full-time. This program is ideal for professionals and qualified students who are seeking an excellent education in electrical engineering and commensurate opportunities for career advancement. The BSEEOL courses are taught online by faculty members at SBU, University at Buffalo, and Binghamton University.
"Being recognized for our online program is a reflection of the dedication, hard work and innovation of my colleagues and the success of former and current students,” said Wendy Tang, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering programs. “It’s a unique collaborative program supported by faculty in three SUNY campuses and together with our partnership with OPEN SUNY, we are joining forces to serve a student population that otherwise would be unable to pursue higher education in Electrical Engineering.”
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at SBU is a top-ranking department with a strong commitment to teaching and research. The BSEEOL degree requires 120 credits and offers students an ability to:
• Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
• Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
• Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
• Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
• Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
SBU’s BSEEOL is one of many top honors received by the university. SBU is also ranked in the top 1 percent of the world's higher education institutions by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings; ranked one of the top 100 universities in the nation and one of the top 35 public universities by U.S.News & World Report; ranked one of the 30 best values in public colleges and universities by Kiplinger; one of only 10 universities nationwide recognized by the National Science Foundation for combining research with undergraduate education; and just recently, the online Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration was named fifth in the country by Onlinecollege.org.