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Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCE)

  • Grade Requirements: An MSCE student must complete all program courses, including electives, with a grade of “B-” or higher. In addition, the overall program GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering.
  • Program Code: 8073MSCE
  • CIPC: 140901

Once enrolled, a student must register for at least one MSCE course each semester, excepting summers, until graduation. Students who fail to do so must petition for readmission into the program.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program must possess a bachelor’s degree or be in the final stage of completing the degree. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required from the undergraduate program in which the bachelor’s degree is earned.

Applicants will submit:

  • Completed application
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts (domestic applicants) or credential evaluation reports (international applicants) for all institutions of higher education (except Weber) that pertain to the bachelor’s degree
  • Scores from the GRE (Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the BS/MS combined program are exempt.)
  • Contact information for three references, at least one from a professional context and one from an academic context

Additional Admission Requirements for International Students

All international students and any applicant educated outside the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English, or whose language of instruction for their undergraduate degree was not English, will be required to submit an official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International Language Testing System (IELTS) which is not more than two years old. Applicants are required to have an internet-based TOEFL score of 79 (with a minimum of 17 in each category) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.


The application for admission to the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program must be submitted online. Official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended and all test scores must be sent directly to the WSU Department of Engineering.

Deadlines for application are the first Friday in November for students enrolling in spring semester and the first Friday in May for students enrolling in fall semester. Completed applications are considered by the Admissions Committee after each application deadline


For questions concerning academic advisement, the primary source of contact is the program director. Students should meet with the director at least once a year while enrolled. For issues regarding registration and scheduling, students should contact either the Administrative Specialist for the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.


Master of Science in Computer Engineering Course Descriptions  

Leveling Courses

After being accepted, students who have not graduated from an ABET accredited Computer Engineering program may be required to demonstrate competency in one or more of the following courses:

  • CS 2420  - Data Structures and Algorithms Credits: (4)
  • CS 2810  - Computer Architecture Credits: (4)
  • CS 3100  - Operating Systems Credits: (4)
  • ECE 3110  - Microelectronics I Credits: (4)
  • ECE 3210  - Signals and Systems Credits: (4)
  • ECE 3610  - Digital Systems Credits: (4)
  • MATH 3410  - Probability and Statistics Credits: (3)
  • MATH 2250  - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Credits: (4) OR BOTH
  •    MATH 2270  - Elementary Linear Algebra Credits: (3) AND
  •    MATH 2280   - Ordinary Differential Equations Credits: (3)

Course Requirements for MSCE

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

Elective Courses (4 courses required, 12-16 credit hours):

MSCE students must take at least one course with a CS prefix and at least one course with an ECE prefix.

Thesis or Design Project (6 credit hours):

MSCE Students are required to perform original research that results in a thesis or complete a substantial engineering design project. A total of 6 or more credits of ECE 6020  is required for a thesis. Similarly, a total of 6 or more credits of ECE 6010  is required for a project. Students must be enrolled in one of these courses at the time of their defense. The thesis or project report must meet formatting requirements and be submitted to the Engineering Department for approval prior to graduation.