MS Computer Engineering
The master of science degree in computer engineering builds upon the bachelor's program, but can accommodate students holding bachelor's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering with some additional course work. The standard MS degree program requires 45 quarter credit hours and allows the student the flexibility to specialize in a range of areas from VLSI design, special computer architectures, and image compression to computer networks and parallel algorithms.
Graduate-level concentration courses and the master's thesis should be proposed by the student, subject to approval by the Graduate Committee. The Graduate Committee consists of at least three faculty members. The chairman of the student's Graduate Committee will normally serve as the student's faculty adviser. Students are also encouraged to study an area possibly apart from the thesis topic.
The graduate concentration courses are intended to go beyond the core courses in preparation for conducting a meaningful thesis project. This allows students reasonable creativity and flexibility in articulating an area of specialization as the discipline of computer engineering continues to evolve. Graduate electives are used to explore another area of interest.