The SUNY system contains several top-tier research institutions that offer engineering degrees.

The State University of New York higher education system is the largest state university system in the United States, and can trace its history back to 1816. SUNY has 64 campuses in operation today, and according to its website, 99.8 percent of New Yorkers live within 30 miles of a SUNY campus. Many of these campuses specialize in scientific research, and several are home to highly renowned departments in science and engineering.

Stony Brook University

SUNY Stony Brook University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences can provide you with a thorough knowledge base in engineering while preparing you to be flexible in this ever-evolving scientific field. Stony Brook offers mechanical, computer, biomedical, electrical and material science engineering programs from the bachelor's to doctoral levels. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is also available online. Furthermore, Stony Brook also offers the Women in Science and Engineering Program, which encourages women to pursue degrees in those fields and offers assistance programs, such as mentorships and scholarships, to support the cause.

University at Buffalo

The largest public school of engineering in the state of New York, the University at Buffalo offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in six fields of engineering: chemical and biological, industrial and systems, computer science, electrical, mechanical and aerospace and civil, structural and environmental engineering. University at Buffalo boasts an annual research expenditure of approximately 60 million dollars, and in areas including earthquake damage mitigation, tissue engineering, information fusion, biosensors and computer-aided visualization. This forward-thinking institution aims to cultivate creative and critical thinkers who will continue to set and redefine the standards of engineering.

Maritime College

Throggs Neck-based SUNY Maritime College is the largest and oldest maritime college in the United States. It offers undergraduate degrees in mechanical, electrical and facilities engineering, as well as marine engineering and naval architecture. The college also focuses on cultivating adaptability within the growing and changing maritime global community. Maritime's engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Binghamton University

Located in upstate New York, The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at SUNY Binghamton University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering fields, including programs in systems science and industrial engineering. SUNY Binghamton provides substantial research opportunities, as the faculty is active in fields ranging from applied nanomaterials to photonics, human factors and supply chain management.

SUNY New Paltz

The School of Science and Engineering at SUNY New Paltz offers degree programs in two areas of engineering: computer engineering and electrical engineering. Furthermore, once you've completed the first semester of your junior year in either bachelor's program, you can apply for entrance into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program, and complete the master's degree by the end of your fifth total year. New Paltz boasts modern facilities comparable to those of large universities, but in a small-school setting. These include the Louis and Mildred Resnick Engineering Hall, which houses communication and digital signal processing labs, electromechanical energy conversion and power system labs, as well as three computer labs outfitted for high-power computation.