College of Engineering

Computer Engineering - Graduate

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The field of computer engineering integrates expertise from both electrical engineering and computer science, emphasizing an understanding of computer architecture, hardware/software interface, and the integration of computers into products and systems at a larger scale. Students develop technical skills in traditional areas of electrical engineering, such as analog and digital circuit design and communications systems, as well as in areas of computer science, particularly as software development and operating systems.  As might be expected in such a broad field, there are a great many specialty areas as well, which change regularly to match the needs of the job market.  

Computer Engineers Can Do It All

After completing the Masters program in Computer Engineering, students will be proficient at designing and implementing software for a wide array of projects, particularly those involving specialized hardware.  Nationally, MS degrees in Computer Engineering have grown more than 40% in the past 15 years.  MS graduates will find attractive positions in industry, because they will have skills spanning two worlds: software development and integration of hardware with software.  The job market for these skills is large and growing.  Graduates of the Doctoral program in Computer Engineering will be proficient at researching the design of novel software, particularly involving specialized hardware.  They will find attractive academic positions; nationally, computer engineering-related programs had some of the largest percentage increases among all engineering fields. 

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Computer Hardware Engineers

Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components.

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Median Salary

$114,600

per year in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

4,000

new jobs (average)


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Computer Programmers

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.

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Median Salary

$84,280

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

250,300

in 2018


Application Requirements - Masters of Science in Computer Engineering

  1. CV (Optional)
  2. Personal Statement
  3. BS transcript from an ABET or CSAB accredited program in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering.
  4. Assistantship Application (Optional)
  5. GRE
  6. Three letters of recommendation
  7. A 3.0 GPA in the accredited undergraduate program in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering.
Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15 (domestic applicants), March 15 (international applicants)

Spring: December 9 (domestic applicants), August 15 (international applicants)

 

Application Requirements - Doctor of Computer Engineering

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript showing a Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in an ABET or CSAB accredited undergraduate program in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Assistantship Application (Optional)
  • GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Admission requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.0 in an ABET or CSAB accredited undergraduate program in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering. 
Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15 (domestic applicants), March 15 (international applicants)

Spring: December 9 (domestic applicants), August 15 (international applicants)