M.S. in Computer Engineering

Program Director

Wenbin Luo, Ph.D.

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering program focuses on the state-of-the-art advancement in the field of computer engineering. This program prepares students for highly sought after jobs in fields such as data mining, computer security, parallel programming, deep learning, computer networking, robotics, software design, advanced computer architectures, and digital systems design. Our graduates are employed by a variety of companies, including the following: Texas Instruments (TI), National Instruments (NI), Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Rackspace, USAA, Southwest Research Institute, Boeing, Accenture, and Samsung, to name a few. Some of our graduates went on to pursue their Ph.D. degrees at Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, and Northwestern University etc. Career opportunities for graduates with Master of Science degrees in Computer Engineering are abundant.

What is computer engineering?

Computer engineers design and implement computer systems – both hardware and software. Computer engineering is a combination of electrical engineering (hardware) and computer science (software and systems), and computer engineers work on a wide range of interesting computing problems that have a huge impact on the society, including computer security, parallel programming, machine learning, and reliable software & hardware system design.

Admission Requirements

Admission is granted to those students who are highly motivated and are willing to work hard to master various challenging topics offered in the graduate program of computer engineering.

Prerequisites

Students are expected to have reasonable understanding and mastery of the following areas:

  • Digital Logic Design
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Computer Programming (C/C++ or Java)
  • Data Structure and Algorithms
  • Discrete Mathematics

For any questions regarding aforementioned prerequisites, prospective students are encouraged to discuss them with the graduate program director.

Prerequisites

Courses
EG 2141Logic Design Laboratory1
EG 2152Circuit Analysis Laboratory1
EG 2341Fundamentals of Logic Design3
EG 2352Circuit Analysis I3
EG 1302Programming for Engineers3
EG 2342Data Structures & Algorithms3
MT 2412Calculus I4
MT 2413Calculus II4
MT 3323Discrete Math Structures3

Degree Requirements

Non-Thesis/Project Option

Engineering Courses Required
EG 6328Software Engineering3
EG 6356Computer Networking3
EG 6370Parallel Processing3
EG 6374Computer Architecture3
EG 8396Capstone Project3
Engineering Electives
Select 15 hours from the following:15
Software Project Planning and Management
Data Mining
Software Quality Assurance
Wireless Security
Special Topics
Neural Networks
Microprocessors
Microcomputer Interfacing
Digital Systems Design Using VHDL
Network Programming
Cryptography Principles and Practices
Fault Tolerant Computing
Requirements Engineering
Software Security
Internship
Internship
Internship
Total Semester Hours30

Thesis Option

Engineering Courses Required
EG 6328Software Engineering3
EG 6356Computer Networking3
EG 6370Parallel Processing3
EG 6374Computer Architecture3
EG 8390Thesis I3
EG 8391Thesis II3
Engineering Electives
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Software Project Planning and Management
Data Mining
Software Quality Assurance
Wireless Security
Special Topics
Neural Networks
Microprocessors
Microcomputer Interfacing
Digital Systems Design Using VHDL
Network Programming
Cryptography Principles and Practices
Fault Tolerant Computing
Requirements Engineering
Software Security
Internship
Internship
Internship
Total Semester Hours30