Program Information:Engineer Degree
From Stanford Electrical Engineering Department Graduate Handbook
Revision as of 16:25, 29 August 2009 by Wikiuser
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 to the Engineer's Degree Program
Students who are working towards the Stanford M.S.-EE degree must request permission to continue to study beyond the M.S. by submitting the "Graduate Program Authorization Petition" form available via Axess. Students applying to the Engineer’s degree program must submit a statement of purpose and a letter of recommendation. The letter must be from a faculty member in the EE department who is willing to supervise the student’s research in the Engineer's degree program. Students must also have maintained an overall graduate GPA of at least 3.5 in their graduate career at Stanford.
Complete applications must be submitted to EE's Admissions Office in Packard 173. As of September 1, 2009, the university will be assessing a fee of $125 for adding a new degree program. The fee will be added to the student's account at the time the form is received in the Registrar's Office.
Candidacy for the Engineer's degree begins officially with the approval of the application, as stated above, and lasts for a period of five years. Before completing the M.S. degree requirements, students should discuss the possibility of applying for the Engineer's degree with their program adviser.
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 here. This document should be read by all graduating students before preparing the writeup of their thesis work for submission.