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Master of Science in Computer Engineering

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Use the most cutting edge technology and learn from industry leading faculty, with ITU’s Computer Engineering program. Your path to a fruitful Silicon Valley career begins with ITU, which offers a truly practical education in Computer Engineering, and allows you the opportunity to work with cutting edge EDA tools. Our Computer Engineering program offers a high-quality education in one of the most in-demand fields in the world today. Learn and perfect your computer engineering skills, and be ready to apply them instantly in Silicon Valley.

Why You Should Apply

As an ITU Computer Engineering student:

  • You will have the chance to get hands-on research experience in embedded systems, green energy, and AI robotics.
  • You will learn from professors that come from industry leading companies like ARM, Fujitsu, and Intel. They bring their industry experience into the classroom to give you insights into the latest trends.
  • You will gain access to research conducted in our state-of-the-art labs. Our partnership with schools across the world, like Peking University in China, also offers a unique insight in the most recent global research developments.
  • You will be part of a STEM program designed to teach students the skills required to thrive in Silicon Valley’s ever-evolving tech sector.

Course Sampling

  • Principle of Internet of Things
  • Computer Network Systems
  • Algorithms & Data Analysis
  • Advanced Digital Image Processing

What You Will Learn

Here are our program learning outcomes:

  • Fundamentals: Outline up-to-date technologies in computer engineering.
  • Engineering Ability: Demonstrate an understanding of established and emerging engineering techniques, and problem-solving skills.
  • Research Ability: Solve problems in engineering through self-learning and research activities.
  • Career Responsibility: Apply professional ethics in the definition, planning, and execution of engineering projects.
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the ability to make evidence-based choices between various engineering paradigms and alternative options for problem solving.
  • Communication Skills: Present technical issues clearly in oral and written communications
  • Team Work: Provide support for team projects in a way that promotes effective team dynamics to achieve team goals.

Building Your Career in Computer Engineering

At ITU, our internship and internship learning programs give you the chance to use your new skills and get ahead in your career.

You can identify your career goals with one-on-one guidance, industry workshops, job placement strategies, and networking opportunities. These expert-led programs offer you the necessary help to succeed beyond the classroom.

What Our Students Say

Fan Zhao enrolled in ITU’s Master’s of Computer Engineering program in 2015, looking to build on his expertise in hardware, with a tight focus on software. As part of his education, Zhao managed to land an internship at the world’s premier tech company, Apple, working as a Database Engineer.

“I took classes like Algorithms, Programming with R and Python [at ITU] and got to apply those skills instantly at Apple. I’m learning from my co-workers who are all experienced engineers, who have worked at Apple for more than 20 years, and this is the kind of experience you can only get from an internship.”

Meet Some of Our Great Faculty

Dr. John Kim is core faculty at ITU. He has previously served as senior engineer of software verification at Broadcom, district manager at Panasonic, and a consultant for ETRI, Sybersay Communications, and Lucent Tech.

Qualifications: BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas. Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, West Coast University. PhD in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.

Admission Requirements

  • Sealed official transcripts from all universities attended
    • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or graduate GPA of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale. Transcripts, listing courses taken and grades received, must be mailed directly from the institution or through a verified e-Transcript provider. International Students please review additional requirements listed below.
  • Statement of purpose (500-750 words)
    • Please describe why you are interested in the intended program of study, and how you hope to use this education to achieve your future goals.
  • Resume demonstrating relevant work or volunteer experience
    • Two pages maximum.
  • GRE or GMAT scores
    • Recommended. Scores must be sent directly from the testing center.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Recommended. Required if minimum GPA is not met. Letters should speak to the student’s professional and academic experience and potential to succeed in graduate school.

International Applicants

Application Deadlines
Fall (Classes start September)August 15
Spring (Classes start January)December 15
Summer (Classes start May)April 15

Program Requirements

  • Required Courses
    • 4 Core Courses: 12 Credit Hours
    • Capstone Course: 3 Credit Hours, OR Master Thesis: 3 Credit Hours (Approval is required), OR Master Thesis: 6 Credit Hours (Publication is required)
    • Internship: 1 Credit Hour
  • Elective Courses: 11 – 20 Credit Hours
    • Minimum 6 Credit Hours in Computer Engineering
    • Cross Disciplinary (MBA, EM, or DA) Electives: Up to 3 Credit Hours. Any course of CE, EE, SE or CS can be chosen as elective.
    • Transfer Credits: Maximum 9 credit hours can be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate school with department chair’s approval
    • Internship: 1 – 9 Credit Hours
  • 36 Total Credit Hours
  • Core Courses
    • CEN 500 Computer Engineering
    • CEN 508 Scientific Computing OR CEN 510 Algorithms and Data Analysis OR CSC 580 Computer Algorithms
    • CEN 551 Computer Architecture
    • CEN 556 Distributed Computing Systems
  • Capstone Course or Thesis
    • CEN 643 Advanced Digital Image Processing
    • CEN 698 Master Thesis I
    • CEN 699 Master Thesis Research II
    • EEN 646 Embedded System Design
Fee Structure
Program Tuition*$21,600
Insurance Premium***$1,994.24
* Based on 36 credit hours.
** Fees are subject to change.
*** May be waived if student has equivalent insurance coverage.
**** For a full-time student, graduating in four trimesters, including one-time and per trimester fees. Actual total tuition will vary based on each student’s course of study.

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Last modified: July 26, 2017