MSc in Computer Engineering
The curriculum for the M.S. degree in computer engineering includes 45 quarter credit hours and includes the following requirements: four core courses (16 quarter credits), two graduate electives (8 quarter credits), three courses in a concentration chosen by the student (12 quarter credits), and a master’s research thesis (9 quarter credits). All computer engineering students with graduate standing are expected to attend the Computer Engineering Graduate Seminar. These courses build on the knowledge a student has previously gained through a BS degree in computer engineering or a related discipline.
One critically important aspect of graduate study is the student’s preparation to lead challenging, state-of-the-art technical projects. To do this effectively, it is essential that the student obtain experience in reviewing related work of others in the field, as well as to conduct meaningful independent research under faculty mentorship. The graduate thesis is the degree component that addresses these issues.
Thesis work begins by selecting a faculty adviser, identifying a topic, forming a committee, and submitting a proposal. The thesis topic, formulated by working closely with a faculty adviser, is related to recent technical developments in the field of computer engineering. Upon completion of the research outlined in the thesis proposal, the work is reported in a document submitted to the faculty committee and a thesis defense presentation. A technical paper resulting from the thesis research is submitted to a refereed conference or journal for publication
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Last updated April 25, 2018