“Choose Between a Master's, Ph.D. in Engineering” – US News & World Report
“When to pursue — or forget about — a PhD” – Devex
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.
|Computer Engineering Required Courses
|Computer Engineering Area Courses||9 Credits||9 Credits|
|Computer Engineering Electives||3 Credits||12 Credits|
|Independent Study||3 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.
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 the MS CPE academic advisor X. Maggie Wang. Changes to your degree plan can be made by submitting an updated form, approved by the advisor.