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Computer Engineering

The Master's of Engineering (MEng) degree in computer engineering offers a mixture of advanced theory, practical knowledge and coursework that prepares students for professional practice. The program covers computer-related topics including computer architecture, digital systems design and synthesis, energy-efficient and reliable microarchitectures, compiler optimization, parallel processing, computer networks and security.

The MEng in Computer Engineering can be earned entirely online via EngiNet.

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • MEng in Computer Engineering

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Application Deadlines

  Fall Admission Spring Admission
MEng Rolling admission, with February 1 deadline for funding consideration Rolling admission, with recommended submission date of October 15

Admission Requirements*

The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.

To be eligible, you must have and provide:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required. See details.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Undergraduate major in electrical engineering, computer engineering or related field
  • Previous coursework experience in each of the following (or equivalent) areas:
    • Calculus through differential equations
    • Computer programming
    • Electrical circuits
    • Electronics
    • Digital logic design
    • Laboratory experience
  • Qualified applicants with non-ECE backgrounds may be extended an offer of conditional admission which will last until they fulfill the department's requirements for regular admission (generally, completion of specific undergraduate courses)

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university at which you earned a degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Official GRE scores
    • Minimum GRE quantitative scores of 700 (old scale; 155 new scale); 750 preferred (old scale; 159 new scale). GRE scores not required for graduates of ABET-accredited engineering programs

And, for international applicants:

  • International Student Financial Statement form (PDF)
  • Official bank statement/proof of support
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
    • Minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based exam) for students whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 100 is desirable for students seeking teaching assistantships

*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.

How to Apply button


Mark Fowler, Professor and Graduate Director

Shelene VanKuren, Graduate Secretary (Electrical and Computer Engineering) 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering website

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Last Updated: 12/18/13