Jul 13, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Computer Engineering, M.E.

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Applicants for the Master of Engineering Program in Computer Engineering must hold baccalaureate degrees from accredited institutions in the United States or recognized institutions in other countries, with GPAs no lower than 3.0/4.0. Moreover, they must have expertise in the foundational areas of computer science and electrical engineering. The areas include discrete mathematics, algorithms, data structures, operating systems, software engineering, circuits, digital systems, electronics, communications and signals. Applicants who lack proficiency in a few of the foundational areas may be admitted conditionally to the M.En. program. However, they will be required to remove the deficiencies by taking prescribed courses or by demonstrating their expertise by taking advanced courses or passing special exams in the foundational areas.

In order to be accepted to the M.En. Program in Computer Engineering, applicants must receive satisfactory GRE scores (quantitative plus verbal scores greater than 300, with quantitative scores greater than 151). Applicants from non-English speaking countries must, in addition, receive TOEFL scores of at least 80 on the Internet-based exam or 550 on the paper exam. A score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS examination may be substituted for the TOEFL.

Curriculum Requirements

Minimum total credit hours of graduate credit above the baccalaureate level 30
Minimum credit hours of core courses in computer engineering (one course from each of the five core areas, at least 9 hours must be at 7000 level 15
Maximum credit hours outside computer science or electrical engineering 6
Maximum credit hours of 6000-level courses 12
Maximum credit hours of independent study 6

Computer Engineering (CE) and Related Courses

Core Areas: Theory (T), Architecture (A), Hardware (H), Systems (S)

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