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Computer Engineering Master of Science Degree Program
Objective and Description
The purpose of the graduate programs in Computer Engineering (CpE) is to facilitate the student's continued professional and scholarly development. The Master of Science (M.S.) programs are designed to extend the student's knowledge and emphasize a particular area of concentration.
The purpose of the graduate program in Computer Engineering is to facilitate the student's continued professional and scholarly development. The Master of Science (M.S.) program is designed to extend the student's knowledge and emphasize a particular area of concentration.
About the Program
The M.S. in Computer Engineering degree program prepares graduates to work with the latest computer organization technology and computer hardware to gain employment in the ever-growing IT industry or prepare for continuation to a Ph.D. program.
The M.S. degree in Computer Engineering is intended to give those who successfully complete it the following knowledge and skills:
- Knowledge and skills required to design and test embedded systems
- Using microcontrollers, system-on-chip, and FPGA devices
- Understanding multi-threaded programming on bare-metal, custom real-time operating systems, and embedded Linux systems
- Implementation of IP stacks for computer networking
- Network and wireless protocol development for Internet of Things devices
- Design of real-time operating systems
- Implementation of RISC processors in FPGA devices
- Design of advanced digital logic systems
- Analysis and design of microprocessor systems
- Control of systems with electromechanical actuators and sensors
The CSE Department has three master’s degree plan types. The 36 hour non-thesis degree plan is what most students follow and is the default degree plan at admission. There is a 30 hour non-thesis degree plan for students who qualify. Finally, there is also a 30 hour thesis degree plan for students interested in a more research oriented degree. All three plans are described in the Master’s Program Guide.
Candidate selection for the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program is a very competitive process, considering GPA, performance in computer-related classes, TOEFL or IELTS (for non-English speaking candidates), GRE and reputation of the university where you completed your undergraduate studies. Relevant recent work experience is considered in cases where educational credentials are dated or not in the computer science field.
More details can be found in the Master's Program Guide.
Requirements for Licensure or Certification
All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
Master's Degree in Engineering