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Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Established in 1994, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at ITU offers you the chance to work with industry-connected faculty on hands-on, real-world research. Choose from graduate electrical engineering and computer engineering programs, as well as a PhD program in electrical engineering. You’ll learn advanced engineering principles and interdisciplinary skills for career success. Curricula are updated yearly to match engineering advances, industry needs, and market demands.



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The department’s chip design environment conforms to industry standards and gives you the practical training you need for your career. Advanced design and computation projects will help you hone your hands-on techniques and skills. You’ll also develop innovation and entrepreneurship-focused thinking through cutting-edge research.

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Applicants must have completed a minimum of 45 semester hours of college-level engineering topics and a minimum of 30 semester hours of college-level mathematics and basic science courses. Students accepted to the MSCE and MSEE programs will work with their assigned faculty advisor to develop an individual study plan and ensure that they fulfill ABET Graduate Student Outcomes (GSO) upon graduation.

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Curriculum, Program Structure, and Admissions Requirements


Our 36 credit hour curriculum is completed in 16 months. The 36 credit hours are composed of core courses, electives, cross disciplinary electives, capstone or thesis, and an internship.

Program Structure

Required Courses
  • 4 Core Courses: 12 Credit Hours
  • Capstone or Thesis Project: 3 Credit Hours
  • Internship: 1 Credit Hour


Elective Courses: 11 – 20 Credit Hours
  • Minimum 6 Credit Hours in Electrical Engineering.
  • Cross-Disciplinary (MBA, EM, or DA) Electives: Up to 3 Credit Hours. Any CE, EE, SE or
  • CS course can be chosen as an elective.
  • Transfer Credits: A maximum of 9 credit hours can be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate school with department chair's approval.
  • Internship: 1 – 9 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75, or a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination: score of 72 or better for the internet-based test (iBT). All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive either a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an English-speaking institution must take an English proficiency test.*
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination: band score of 6.0 or better for the academic module. Demonstrated commitment to contribute to and complete the program

*U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. are waived from this requirement.

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamentals: Explain current and emerging technologies in Chip Design or System Design in electrical engineering.
  • Engineering Ability: Demonstrate an understanding of established and emerging engineering techniques, and problem-solving skills.
  • Research Ability: Conduct independent research to solve challenges in electrical engineering.
  • Career Responsibility: Apply professional ethics in the definition, planning, and execution of engineering projects.
  • Critical Thinking: Analyze spectrum to make evidence-based choices between various engineering paradigms and alternative options.
  • Communication Skills: resent technical issues clearly in oral and written communications.
  • Teamwork: Support team effort through collaboration to achieve project goals.