Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Systems Assurance (CASSA)
The Department also offers a Certificate of Advanced Study in Systems Assurance (CASSA) . This Certificate program reflects our strength in the formal and rigorous analysis of systems as well as experimental systems. Syracuse University has been designated as a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
The courses cover the wide spectrum of system assurance, including the theoretical foundations, the synthesis of assured software and hardware, and the deployment of large-scale systems. The CASSA fits within the scope of the Computer Engineering (CE)
and Computer Science (CS)
Master's programs. To receive the Certificates, students must be enrolled in either the CE or the CS program and
be accepted into the Certificate program.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Microwave Engineering (CASME)
The Department of EECS at Syracuse University offers the Certificate of Advanced Study in Microwave Engineering (CASME)
. This certificate program reflects the Department’s strength in the theoretical and practical aspects of microwave engineering.
The comprehensive set of courses in this certificate program provides a strong theoretical basis for microwave engineering. Moreover, participants of the program gain hands-on experience in practice of microwave engineering. The project-based courses of the certificate teach the student how to design, simulate, build and test a microwave device such as an amplifier, filter, oscillator or antenna. The simulation tools used in these courses are identical to some of the commercial software used by the microwave industry. The test equipment used is state-of-the-art microwave measurement devices commonly used by industry.
The certificate is composed of a comprehensive and coherent collection of courses to ensure that students acquire the following educational outcomes:
1. mastery of the underlying principles of microwave theory;
2. use of microwave theory concepts to design microwave devices satisfying a given set of specifications and to predict their behavior;
3. use the latest software tools to simulate microwave circuit behavior;
4. use microwave theory concepts and CAD software to optimize microwave circuits to meet given specifications;
5. mastery of the use of microwave equipment such as network and spectrum analyzers.
Successful completion of the CASME does not ensure admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE). However, the credits earned by completing the courses specified above can be accepted towards the MSEE program.
Admission to the CASME is based on academic record of a BS in electrical engineering, professional experience, and letters of recommendation.