May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Computer Engineering, M.E.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the M.E. program in computer engineering will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge required to mathematically analyze and evaluate complex interactions between variables, computing hardware, timing of data transfers, and networking in the field of computer engineering. 

  • Demonstrate skills needed for studying an open-ended problem, program design, and managing projects in the field of computer engineering. 


Requirements for admission to the Graduate School, including English proficiency, may be found in the Admission  section of this Bulletin.

In addition, applicants for the Master of Engineering (M.E.) program in computer engineering must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States or a recognized institution in another country, with a G.P.A. 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.E. 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.E. program in computer engineering, applicants must receive satisfactory GRE scores of quantitative plus verbal scores greater than 300, with quantitative scores greater than 151.

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