Program Information:Engineer Degree
From Stanford Electrical Engineering Department Graduate Handbook
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The degree of Engineer is intended for those who desire more graduate training than can be obtained in a Master of Science program. It differs from the Ph.D. primarily in looking toward professional engineering work rather than toward theoretical research or university teaching. The Engineer's degree is normally awarded at the completion of a comprehensive two-year program of graduate study.
Applying for Candidacy
Candidacy for the Engineer's degree begins officially with the approval of the application, and lasts for a period of five years. In order to file the "Application for Candidacy for the Degree of Engineer" form, the following basic requirements must be satisfied:
Completing the Application for Engineer Candidacy
During the first quarter of work beyond the MS degree, a formal application for degree of Engineer should be filed using the form that can be obtained from here. All coursework counting towards fulfilling the requirements should be listed and the form must be signed by the thesis adviser. The application should be submitted to to EE Student Services for departmental approval. The form should contain a list of all graduate courses completed at Stanford and elsewhere together with all courses to be completed in subsequent quarters which are to count towards the degree.
The Course Program
The student and thesis adviser should jointly develop a course program, which must be approved by the adviser and then submitted to the department for formal approval. The following requirements assume that the student has completed the requirements for the M.S. degree either at Stanford or elsewhere. The course requirements in addition to the M.S. degree (or an equivalent amount of graduate work) are:
[*] Formal courses do not include special studies and thesis.
[**] Departmental courses include those listed or cross-listed as EE courses.
Other Requirements for the Engineer Degree
A pamphlet entitled Directions for Preparing Theses has been prepared by the Graduate Degree Progress Section of the Registrar's Office and is available from here. This document should be read by students before preparing the writeup of their thesis work for submission.