SOURCE: Syracuse University

September 25, 2013 09:01 ET

Syracuse University Brings Master's in Electrical Engineering to the Online Format

Respected Program Taught by Innovators at the Front Lines of Developments in the Field

SYRACUSE, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - Keeping up with innovations in electrical engineering is more challenging than ever thanks to today's exponential rate of technological discovery and change. In response to the need for electrical engineers with the advanced skills to create successful applications for these innovations, Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science now offers its Master of Science in Electrical Engineering completely online.

Like the on-campus version, the online version of the Master's in Electrical Engineering gives students an enhanced understanding of electrical engineering and a greater ability to analyze problems and design effective solutions using new and emerging technologies. A choice of electives in the 30-credit program offers students the opportunity to focus on areas of specific personal interest, and it can be completed in just 20 months. Classes start in January 2014 and applications are now being accepted.

Historically, the master's program in Electrical Engineering has attracted students who want to study with the innovative researchers at Syracuse. Some of these accomplished faculty members include Associate Professor M. Cenk Gursoy, who specializes in wireless communications and wireless networks. Most recently he has been focusing on energy-efficient wireless transmission, maintaining quality of service in wireless networks in the face of exploding volume, cognitive radio systems that are able to sense their environments and physical layer wireless security.

Associate Professor Qinru Qiu is another faculty member on the cutting edge of research. She studies energy-efficient computing systems, researching ways that the power demands of multiprocessor system-on-chip designs can be reduced without sacrificing efficiency. She also coordinates with researchers in biology, physics, mathematics and computer science to research neuromorphic computing and design artificial neural systems.

Both Professor Gursoy and Professor Qiu are recipients of the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER Award, which honors teacher-scholars who integrate research and education. The two award-winning professors are now part of the online program just as they have been part of the traditional program.

All faculty members teaching in the online M.S. in Electrical Engineering are extremely attuned to current industry needs and teach to ensure that graduates will be able to move seamlessly into the technology workplace. Graduates of the campus program have gone on to work for such well-known companies as QUALCOMM, Lockheed Martin, IBM and General Electric.

For more information about the online M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Syracuse, go to Engineeringonline.Syr.Edu or call (855) 792-1048.

About Syracuse University:
Since it was founded in 1870, Syracuse University has been the embodiment of Scholarship in Action, a dedication to the combination of innovative thinking, daring choices, community service and entrepreneurship locally and around the world. Building on the University's location in the Central New York region, an area with a treasured history of social innovation, SU continues to create opportunities for students and faculty to push boundaries, create new paths and make connections that lead to new discoveries and transformational change.

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