This is a structured and integrated program of 155 credit hours. 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 at 700 level. More specifically, in addition to ECE 715 (M.S. Design Project I) and ECE 716 (M.S. Design Project II), at least 6 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.
  • 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 112Introduction to Engineering II2
ECE 118Introduction to Programming3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 202Electronics I3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 212Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing3
ECE 218Data Structures3
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 316Structured Digital Design1
ECE 318Algorithms3
ECE 322Systems Programming3
ECE 412Software Engineering and Architecture3
ECE 413Software Design and Verification3
ECE 414Computer Organization and Design3
ECE 417Embedded Microprocessor System Design3
ECE 470Network Client-Server Programming3
ECE 481Senior Project I 21
ECE 715M.S. Design Project I3
ECE 716M.S. Design Project II3
SE Technical Elective 19
CE 600 Elective 1,312
SE 600 Elective 1,36
700 Level Techincal Elective 1,36
Math and Science Courses
ECE 310Introduction to Engineering Probability3
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 309Discrete Mathematics I3
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
or PHY 223 University Physics III
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
or PHY 225 University Physics III Lab
Basic Science6
Basice Science Lab1
Additional Required Courses
ECE 421Computer Operating Systems3
or CSC 421 Principles of Computer Operating Systems
ECE 467Database Design and Management3
or CSC 423 Database Systems
CSC 317Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis3
CSC 419Programming Languages3
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours155

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
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ECE 218 Data Structures 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
ECE 318 Algorithms 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 222 or 223 University Physics II
or University Physics III
PHY 224 or 225 University Physics II Lab
or University Physics III Lab
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 3
ECE 310 or IEN 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability
or Introduction to Engineering Probability
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
MTH 309 Discrete Mathematics I 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
ECE 202 Electronics I 3
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
ECE 322 Systems Programming 3
ECE 412 Software Engineering and Architecture 3
ECE 414 Computer Organization and Design 3
Basic Science Elective 1 3
Basic Science Lab Elective 1 1
 Credit Hours17
ECE 316 Structured Digital Design 1
ECE 413 Software Design and Verification 3
ECE 421 or CSC 421 Computer Operating Systems
or Principles of Computer Operating Systems
ECE 467 or CSC 423 Database Design and Management
or Database Systems
SE Technical Elective 1 3
Basic Science Elective 1 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours19
Senior Year
ECE 417 Embedded Microprocessor System Design 3
ECE 481 Senior Project I 2 1
CSC 317 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis 3
SE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
SE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours19
ECE 470 Network Client-Server Programming 3
CSC 419 Programming Languages 3
SE Technical Elective 1 3
SE Technical Elective 1 3
CE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Fifth Year
ECE 715 M.S. Design Project I 3
CE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
CE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
700 Level Technical Elective 1,3 3
 Credit Hours12
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 Hours155