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Master of Science in Computer Engineering

The master of science in computer engineering program prepares students to become leaders in university and industry settings. The division offers students a truly interdisciplinary program with strong ties to both electrical engineering and computer science programs, mirroring the interdisciplinarity that computer engineers find in industry and research.

Courses and research in computer engineering include computer systems, computer architecture, mobile systems, parallel systems, parallel processing, parallel algorithms, hardware software interaction, VLSI design, embedded systems, numerical analysis, systems simulation, robotics, and large-scale systems.

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Students who earn the master of science in computer engineering program gain a competitive edge over their peers, working in fields such as system design and specification; university teaching and research; sales; cost analysis; management; component design, research, and development; and consulting, production, and quality control.

Students can focus their studies on 12 of the top cutting-edge industries, or create a custom program to gain exposure in any number of areas of interest. Explore the MS industry tracks and learn more about each of these specializations and courses.

Many graduates of the master of science in computer engineering program go on to further graduate study at PhD-granting institutions.


At least 12 courses of graduate study are required to earn the master of science in computer engineering. Once admitted, students work with their adviser to select one of three programs of study. Students can select the thesis, project, or course option.

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