Master’s in Computer Engineering: Degree Requirements

To complete the Master of Science in Computer Engineering, each student must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, or 10 courses. Coursework varies based on student’s choosing a thesis or non-thesis degree track.

Non Thesis
Computer Engineering Required Courses
9 Credits
9 Credits
Computer Engineering Area Courses 9 Credits 9 Credits
Computer Engineering Electives 3 Credits 12 Credits
Independent Study 3 Credits NA*
Thesis 6 Credits NA
Total Credit Hours 30 Credits 30 Credits


Note: students must complete ECE 9030 before applying for the thesis option. Thesis applications also require a written research proposal and recommendation and approval from the student's research advisor and the department chairperson. Students who qualified for the thesis option are required to make an oral presentation prior to graduation.

* Graduate students electing the non-thesis option may substitute three credits of independent study for one elective course.

Degree Plan

Graduate students must submit a degree plan by midterm of their first semester. Five-year students must submit a plan with their 5-year program application. The plan must be approved by an MS CPE academic advisor. Changes to your degree plan can be made by submitting an updated form, approved by the advisor.

Create your degree plan by downloading the form

A three-year Advanced Course Planner is available here.

View course descriptions.