Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Aerospace and Mechanical

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (College of Engineering) at Syracuse University offers BS, MS and Ph.D. programs. The undergraduate programs include BS in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The graduate course consists of programs in Engineering Management, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a graduate certificate in Sustainable Enterprise. MS in Engineering Management is of 33 credit hours consisting of 11 courses alongside a mandatory exit paper. MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is a 30 credit hour program supplemented by a capstone project and comprises of four specialization tracks, while The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise is an integration of four different schools of thought bringing a diversity of academics through its transdisciplinary approach. The department also houses two labs which are The Building Energy and Environmental Systems Laboratory (BEESL) and The Composite Materials Lab. Alongside these, they also have research centers for Engineering, Environmental Energy, Biomaterials among many others. The department’s faculty constitutes full-time faculty, adjunct and affiliate faculty and emeriti faculty who contribute vastly to the quality of the studies. Some of them are recipients of awards for excellence in specialized fields and valuable contribution to research fields and fellowships and have various publications in recognized journals. A group of undergraduates had collaborated with Millennium Engineering, an international company, on the construction of Dron ground stations as a part of their senior design project.

Areas of Expertise: Fluid Dynamics, Advanced Manufacturing, Dynamics and Control, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Solid Mechanics.


Biomedical and Chemical 

The Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering strives to prepare its students to come up with innovative solutions for critical problems in the areas of healthcare, renewable energy, and medicine by combining science with engineering. It offers BS, MS and Ph.D. programs. MS in Bio-Engineering consists of three plans wherein Plan 1 and 2 are of 30 credits, while Plan 3 is of 36 credits. On the other hand, MS in Chemical Engineering consists of two-degree plans. All the plans are curated in such a manner that they can be completed within a span of two years. There is also an option of opting for a certificate of Advanced Study in Sustainable Enterprise. The faculty of the department apart from being thorough in their specialized areas are also known for their contribution to the field of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering by securing grants for various research endeavors, research awards, postdoctoral fellowships and having various presentations and publications to their name. The department facilitates two laboratory facilities. The Portable Splint Device And Tremor Assist Cup designed by the  Syracuse students secured the first place at The 2019 Invent@Su Session in New York City.

Areas of Expertise: Sustainable Energy Production; Nanotechnology; Molecular Biotechnology; Multiscale Modeling & Simulation; Corrosion & Electrochemistry; Drug Delivery; Biomaterials Tissue Engineering; Systems Biology/ Metabolic Engineering; Catalysis & Reaction Engineering; Complex Fluids Soft Matter & Rheology
List of Labs: Institute of Sensory Research and Syracuse Biomaterials Institute 


Civil and Environmental 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers BS, MS and Ph.D. programs. Along with graduate and Ph.D. students, undergraduates are also encouraged to engage in the research projects of their liking by consulting with the faculty. Some of these projects are Stevens Fund Internships, O’Brien and Gere Internships, NASA Earth System Science Internships. It is a graduate program consists of courses such as Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Science along with certificate course on Environmental Health and Public Infrastructure Management and Leadership. The graduate programs are all divided into thesis and non-thesis options consisting of 30 credits. The faculty consists of scholars who have been awarded accolades of outstanding educator, Lifetime Achievement Award, Award for Excellence in Engineering Scholarship and have been members of a scientific partnership. The department comprises of two research centers, namely, The Center for Sustainable Engineering (CSE) built on a partnership among five universities and The Geofoam Research Center (GRC).

Areas of Expertise: Ecosystem Studies, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Dynamic, Engineering Hydrology, Rehabilitation of Infrastructure Construction Mgmt, Sustainability, Geofoam Applic for Civil Eng, Environmental Systems, Biogeochemical Cycling, Aquatic Chemistry and Groundwater Remediation.


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

The Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Syracuse University works towards producing students that are well-versed with the fundamentals of the modern-day energy system. It offers BS, 4+1 BS, Minor program, MS, Ph.D., Online Program, and Graduate Certificate. The MS programs in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Electrical Engineering are all of 30 credit hours with individual requirements for each program. The Department has The Center For Information and Systems Assurance and Trust which is designed as a discourse arena for the faculty wherein they deliberate over research innovations. The Department comprises of international experts who have achieved awards such as Test-of-Time Award, Best Paper Award, Millennium Medal, Judith A. Resnik Award and Distinguished Alumni Award, to name a few. The Department’s professor Kevin Du hosted a workshop on cybersecurity that witnessed a worldwide attendance of faculty.      

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Signal Processing, Communications and Signal Processing, Cognitive Wireless Systems Networks, Controls, Artificial Intelligence, Hardware design and Computer Architecture, Electromagnetics, Cybersecurity and Assurance, Logic and Formal Methods and Computer Security and Systems Assurance.
List of Labs: Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering