May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Computer Engineering, M.S.


The plan in Computer Engineering leads to the Master of Science degree. Graduate study in this plan prepares students to occupy leading roles in the development and use of computers and computing systems. The plan in computer engineering addresses the evaluation, design and implementation of computer systems for various applications. The curriculum and faculty research emphasize the integration of systems design, software applications and hardware design. Current specializations within the computer engineering degree plan include robotics, embedded system design, digital signal and image processing, integrated circuits and systems, communication and networks and high-performance computing. The plan consists of formal courses, laboratory work and research in one of the specialty areas conducted under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Students have two degree-completion options: thesis option (30 credit hours) or extended course work option (33 credit hours).

Degree Requirements


Computer Engineering Basic Preparation


Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or related areas.

Students should consult an academic adviser to determine if they have sufficient background to satisfy the required foundation courses. At a minimum, the following foundation courses, or their equivalents, are required and should be completed prior to enrolling in certain graduate courses:

Computer Engineering Core Requirements (15 hours)


The following courses or their approved substitutions are required for both the thesis and the extended course work options.

Computer Engineering Elective Core Requirements (6 hours)


Students will select two or more elective core courses from the following list:

Elective Requirements for Thesis Option (15 hours)


3 hours of 5100-6000 level CENG courses3 hours of 5100-6000 level CENG/CSCI/SWEN/SENG courses 3 hours of 4000-6000 level CENG/CSCI/SWEN courses 6 hours of CENG 6939 - Master’s Thesis Research 

Elective Requirements for Extended Course Work Option (18 hours)


Nine hours of 5100-6000 level CENG courses 3 hours of 5100-6000 level CENG/CSCI/SWEN/SENG course 3 hours of 4000-6000 level CENG/CSCI/SWEN course 3 hours of CENG 6838 - Research Project and Seminar  

Prior approval of non-CENG electives is required from the faculty adviser. Up to 3 hours of combined internship and co-op can be used as an elective with the approval of the faculty adviser.

Computer Engineering Specialization Areas


Students interested in focusing on a specialization area are suggested to take the courses listed below.