MSE Concentration in Computer Engineering
The Computer Engineering concentration in the Master of Science in Engineering degree program is a research-intensive on-campus program designed for individuals who wish to deepen their understanding of computer engineering principles and applications and to develop their skills in independent research.
Program requirements consist of 24 credits of coursework, 16 credits of graduate research, and completion and successful defense of a thesis. Undergraduate-level coursework might also be required for some students as a prerequisite for either graduate-level coursework or research, depending on the student’s background and the nature of the coursework or research.
Financial support in the form of tuition reductions or waivers and stipends for living expenses is available on a competitive basis. Students who receive financial support may be required to serve as research or teaching assistants for up to 20 hours per week (depending on the level of financial support) during terms in which they are registered.
Plan of Study
The program operates on a calendar similar to a conventional quarter system: Fall, Winter, and Spring terms are “regular” academic terms during which students normally enroll full-time, and the Summer term is optional. The nominal plan of study calls for a total of six terms of study over 21 months, beginning with the Fall term.
Many variations of this plan are possible. In particular, students may begin the program in any term, not just Fall, and may elect to register for coursework or research during Summer. Students may not, however, register for more than eight credits in a term.