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Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCE)

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  • 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 from every institution of higher education attended
  • Scores from the GRE
  • 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 a 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 79-80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.


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 Engineering or the Administrative Specialist for the Department of Computer Science.


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 must demonstrate the ability to pass the following courses:

  • CS 2420  - Data Structures and Algorithms Credits: (4)
  • CS 2810  - Computer Architecture Credits: (4)
  • EE 3110  - Microelectronic I Credits: (4)
  • EE 3210  - Signals and Systems Credits: (4)
  • EE 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):

Design Project (6 credit hours):

MSCE Students are required to complete a substantial engineering design project demonstrating proficiency in research, design, analysis, project planning, implementation, testing, presentation and documentation. While engaged in this project, students must register for EE 6010 . A total of 6 or more credits is required.

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