Computer Engineering (M.S.)

The Computer Engineering Program offers both Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees.  Both degrees may be earned through the Engineering Outreach off campus program.  These advanced degrees offer engineering students an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of computer engineering by taking graduate courses that focus on advanced subject matter and by participating in research.

Qualifications for Admittance

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in computer engineering, with an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher.  International students who are required to take the TOEFL examination by the College of Graduate Studies must have a TOEFL score of at least 79 for the Internet-based Test (iBT) version or 550 for the paper version.  All candidates must submit scores from the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination.

Candidates who do not have a bachelor's degree in computer engineering may be admitted to the graduate program if they meet the following minimum requirements in addition to the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and College of Graduate Studies admissions requirements.

  1. A bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or another engineering discipline or in a science such as mathematics or physics.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency in the fundamentals of computer engineering emphasized in the undergraduate curriculum.  Proficiency is demonstrated by successful completion of the following fundamental courses or their equivalents1:
    CS 240Computer Operating Systems3
    ECE 240Digital Logic3
    ECE 310Microelectronics I3
    ECE 340Microcontrollers3
    ECE 350Signals and Systems I3
    ECE 440Digital Systems Engineering3
    MATH 310Ordinary Differential Equations3
    MATH 330Linear Algebra (does not count for the graduate credit)3

Students may petition the graduate committee for exceptions to the required background list if their advisor or interim advisor approves. 

Master of Science. Major in Computer Engineering.

To be approved, programs must satisfy both the university requirements governing the M.S. degree and must be enrolled in ECE 591, during each semester of on-campus enrollment.