This is a structured and integrated program of 154/156 credit hours (depending on the undergraduate option). Students may pursue this program from either of the undergraduate options available for Computer Engineering Majors. It includes two required courses, ECE 715 and ECE 716 as well as the selection of advanced technical electives. 

  • At least 30 credit hours must be at the graduate (600 or 700) level. Of these, at least 12 credit hours must be in courses open to graduate students only (700 level).
  • Interested Computer Engineering juniors with cumulative GPA above 3.0 may declare their intent to participate by submitting an official application to the Departmental Graduate Committee for admission into the M.S.E.C.E. portion of the program.
  • A student wishing to drop out of the five-year program without the M.S.E.C.E. degree could receive the B.S.Cp.E. degree after completing all its requirements, including the senior design project.
  • All students must take the Graduate Record Examination (G.R.E.) before beginning their fifth-year courses.
  • To qualify for the M.S.E.C.E. degree, students must meet all the pertinent Graduate School requirements, including an acceptable GRE score and a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the 30 credit hours applied towards the M.S.E.C.E. degree.
  • The student is awarded both the B.S.Cp.E. and the M.S.E.C.E. degrees after the requirements for both degrees are satisfied.

For more information about the BS/MS Program please refer to the College of Engineering Section.

Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Courses
ECE 111Introduction to Engineering I3
ECE 118Introduction to Programming3
ECE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 202Electronics I3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 206Circuits, Signals and Systems3
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 212Processors: Hardware, Software, And Interfacing3
ECE 218Data Structures3
ECE 302Electronics II3
ECE 303Electronics Laboratory1
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 316Structured Digital Design1
ECE 318Algorithms3
ECE 322Systems Programming3
ECE 414Computer Organization and Design3
ECE 417Embedded Microprocessor System Design3
ECE 421Computer Operating Systems3
ECE 454Digital System Design and Testing3
ECE 455Design-for-Testability Laboratory1
ECE 467Database Design and Management3
ECE 481Senior Project I1
ECE 715M. S. Design Project I3
ECE 716M.S. Design Project II3
ECE Technical Elective 13
SE 600 Level Electives 1,36
CE 600 Level Electives 1,312
CE Technical Electives 16
700 Level Technical Elective 1,36
Math and Science Courses
ECE 310Introduction to Engineering Probability3
or IEN 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 309Discrete Mathematics I3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY 205University Physics I3
PHY 206University Physics II3
or PHY 207 University Physics III
PHY 208University Physics II Lab1
or PHY 209 University Physics III Lab
Basic Science Electives6
Basic Science Lab Elective1
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours154

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
 Credit Hours14
Spring
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
ECE 218 Data Structures 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
Fall
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
ECE 318 Algorithms 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 206 or 207 University Physics II
or University Physics III
3
PHY 208 or 209 University Physics II Lab
or University Physics III Lab
1
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, And Interfacing 3
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
ECE 310 or IEN 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability
or Introduction to Engineering Probability
3
MTH 309 Discrete Mathematics I 3
PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Fall
ECE 202 Electronics I 3
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
ECE 316 Structured Digital Design 1
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Basic Science Elective 1 3
Basic Science Lab Elective 1 1
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ECE 206 Circuits, Signals and Systems 3
ECE 302 Electronics II 3
ECE 454 Digital System Design and Testing 3
ECE 455 Design-for-Testability Laboratory 1
ECE 467 Database Design and Management 3
Basic Science Elective 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours19
Senior Year
Fall
ECE 303 Electronics Laboratory 1
ECE 322 Systems Programming 3
ECE 414 Computer Organization and Design 3
ECE 417 Embedded Microprocessor System Design 3
ECE 481 Senior Project I 2 1
SE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
SE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours20
Spring
ECE 421 Computer Operating Systems 3
CE Technical Elective 1 3
CE Technical Elective 1 3
CE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
CE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
ECE Technical Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Fifth Year
Fall
ECE 715 M. S. Design Project I 3
CE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
700 Level Technical Elective 1,3 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
ECE 716 M.S. Design Project II 3
CE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
700 Level Technical Elective 1,3 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours154
1

See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section.

2

Offered only in the Fall semester.

3

Should be taken as Graduate (G) courses.