College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (ME)

Program Director: Professor Mark D. Feuer

Building 4N, Room 204


Telephone: 718.982.2808

Preceptor for Information specialization: Professor Vinay Vaishampayan


The Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering is designed to provide advanced practical and theoretical training in the foundational disciplines of electrical engineering. Graduates are prepared to excel in careers in the public or private sector that require graduate-level knowledge and judgement to solve problems in communications, photonics, signal and information processing, electronics, electric power, and related fields. As a terminal degree, the M.E.E.E. will open the door to leadership roles in telecommunication companies; cloud service providers, communication and data equipment builders and information technology companies; as well as diverse industries such as finance, medical devices, and others that utilize advanced electrical technology. This program is also an appropriate foundation for students planning to continue on to a Ph.D. degree.

Focus areas in Photonic Systems & Networks and in Information Processing & Transmission are defined as optional specializations available to students. However, students are not required to follow a defined focus area; they may choose freely among program courses to create their own cross-disciplinary options.

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Admission Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Committee on Admission & Standing (MEEE-CAS), with the consent of the Director of the M.E.E.E. program, will determine acceptance into the program. Applicants are required to complete the online College of Staten Island Graduate Admissions Application. The General Aptitude Test (GRE) is recommended but not required of applicants.

  1. BS in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution (students with a baccalaureate degree in a related field such as Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science may be accepted by a decision of the MEEE-CAS, with the consent of the program Director).
  2. Two letters of recommendation testifying to the applicant’s ability to complete successfully the program of graduate study.
  3. Applicants must provide a one page personal statement which expresses their goals and philosophy for studying and practicing electrical engineering.
  4. A minimum score of 73 on the TOEFL-iBT, or a score of 6 on the IELTS (academic exam) is required of all applicants for whom English is a second language.

Conditionally matriculated status: Applicants who meet most, but not all, of the admissions requirements may be admitted with conditionally matriculated status. These students will be required to complete undergraduate courses needed to remedy any gaps in the student's preparation in Electrical Engineering, as specified by the student's Graduate Advisor. Upon successful complete of the specified courses, with a grade of B or better, the student will be matriculated in the program. Undergraduate courses required to achieve fully matriculated status will not count towards the 30 graduate credits required for the Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering degree.

Transfer Students

Students who have taken graduate work at other institutions may receive up to nine transfer credits provided that the material is equivalent to a graduate course included within the Electrical Engineering Master’s program and that it was completed with a grade of B or better within a five-year period preceding matriculation at the College of Staten Island.

Academic Standing

It is expected that graduate students will maintain a high scholastic standing, as represented by an average grade of B or better in program courses. Failure to maintain satisfactory scholastic standing, irregularity in attendance, or other misconduct will be grounds for a student to be placed on probationary status by the MEEE-CAS. Regular status will be reinstated when the average grade has been improved to B and any conditions imposed regarding other misconduct have been satisfied. Students on probationary status cannot apply for the degree.

After two consecutive semesters on probation, any student who has not met the requirements for restoration to regular status will be required to withdraw from the program. Waivers of this policy, as well as re-admission after an involuntary withdrawal, will be at the recommendation of the MEEE-CAS, with the approval of the program Director.

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements

To qualify for the master’s degree, each student must complete 30 credits of graduate courses, including all of the program’s four Core courses, with a grade of B or better. Ordinarily, all of the 30 credits will be derived from Electrical Engineering courses taken at the College of Staten Island. However, graduate courses taken in other departments and at other institutions may be accepted for the degree with written approval of the Director of the M.E.E.E. program. No more than 9 credits derived from courses taken outside the department (including no more than 6 credits taken outside of the Electrical Engineering discipline) will be accepted for the M.E.E.E. degree.

As noted above, transfer students who have taken graduate work at other institutions may receive up to nine transfer credits.

Master’s candidates must complete the required course work within a period of five years from the date of admission.

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements

30 credits



A. Core Requirements

12 credits

ELE 600

Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes in Engineering

3 credits

ELE 610

Advanced Signal Processing

3 credits

ELE 620

Networking Systems & Protocols

3 credits

ELE 630

Semiconductor Devices

3 credits



B. Electives chosen in consultation with an advisor

18 credits

ELE 641

Advanced Digital Communications

3 credits

ELE 652

Information Theory

3 credits

ELE 701

Photonic Devices

3 credits

ELE 713

Principles and Practice of Secure Networking

3 credits

ELE 722

Data Modeling and Compression

3 credits

ELE 732

Estimation, Detection, Learning, and Inference

3 credits

ELE 741

Photonic Systems and Networks

3 credits

ELE 755

Principles and Practice of Machine Vision

3 credits

ENS 765

Fundamentals of Wireless Communications

3 credits


Master's Advanced Research Project

3 credits


Master's Topical Study Project

3 credits


C. In addition, students must complete one of the following options:


A topical literature review project (ELE 79T)

3 credits


A research/design project (ELE 79P)

3-6 credits


A comprehensive examination

Project credits will be counted towards the 30-credit degree requirement, up to a maximum of 6 credits from project courses. The master’s project must be completed before the scheduled final examination week so that an appropriate grade may be assigned at the end of the final examination period.

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BIO 670 Pathophysiological Concepts in Health and Illness

NRS 682 Advanced Pharmacology

NRS 700 Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health Care

NRS 701 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 702 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning

NRS 703 Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

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NRS 705 Health Organizations, Policy, Financing, and Ethics

NRS 706 Applied Statistical Thinking and Methods in Health Research

NRS 711 Health Care Program Development

NRS 712 Nurse as Educator

NRS 720 Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Community Settings

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NRS 724 Case Management for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 725 Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology I

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NRS 727 Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I

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NRS 730 Evidence-Based Nursing for Advanced Practice

NRS 750 Curriculum in Nursing

NRS 754 Evaluation in Nursing Education

NRS 755 Application of Leadership Models in Professional Practice

NRS 756 Technological Integrations

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NRS 758 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education

NRS 759 Clinical Finance & Management

NRS 760 Practicum in Nursing Education

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NRS 762 Integrative Practice Proposal (Capstone I)

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NRS 799 Thesis Option

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

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Physical Therapy Courses

PHT 70100 Clinical Anatomy

PHT 70200 Medical Terminology

PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care

PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics

PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

PHT 71000 Research Design

PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology

PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

PHT 74000 PT Interventions and Preventions

PHT 75000 Physical Modalities - Clinical Decision Making and Application

PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 77000 Directed Research I

PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine for PT

PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions

PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories

PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics

PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT

PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination I

PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation I

PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

PHT 80900 Directed Research II

PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions I

PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation

PHT 82000 Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging

PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics

PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology

PHT 85000 Musculoskeletal Examination II

PHT 86000 Directed Research III

PHT 87000 Health Promotion through the Life Span

PHT 87200 Topics in PT

PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions II

PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management

PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment

PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Systems Review

PHT 88400 Musculoskeletal Examination III

PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography & Motion Analysis

PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation II

PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making

PHT 88800 Directed Research IV

PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation III

PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation IV

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

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Social Work Courses

SWK 600 MSW Research I

SWK 601 Readiness for Field

SWK 602 MSW Research II

SWK 605 Ethics and Diversity

SWK 611 MSW HSBE I: The Sociocultural Construction of the Human Experience

SWK 612 MSW HSBE II: The Culture and Development Across the Life Course

SWK 630 Topics in Intimate Partner Violence

SWK 651 MSW Social Work Practice I: Introduction to Integrative Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

SWK 654 MSW Integrative Seminar I

SWK 655 MSW Internship I

SWK 660 MSW Social Work Practice II: Social Work Practice with Groups

SWK 665 MSW Social Work Practice III: Social Work Practice with Communities & Organizations

SWK 670 MSW Social Welfare Policy

SWK 674 MSW Integrative Seminar II

SWK 675 MSW Internship II

SWK 680 Immigration and Social Work Practice

SWK 682 Social Work and Child Welfare

SWK 684 Drugs and Alcohol

SWK 686 Human Sexuality and the Helping Professions

SWK 700 Bridge to Concentration Year for Advanced Standing Students

SWK 702 The Range of the Human Condition in Social Work Practice

SWK 704 Assessment and Formulation in Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities

SWK 706 Modalities of Practice with People with Disabilities

SWK 710 Social Work Macro Practice In Organizations

SWK 712 Social Work Macro Practice: Program Planning and Evaluation

SWK 714 Social Work Macro Practice: Community Organizing and Development

SWK 732 Introduction to Disability Studies for Social Work

SWK 740 Social Work and Disability Studies Policy Practice

SWK 754 MSW Field Internship III

SWK 755 MSW Field Internship IV

SWK 762 Integrative Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities

SWK 764 MSW Integrative Seminar III

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