Master of Science in Computer Engineering
Effective January 7, 2020, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Virtual Campus.
Effective July 2, 2019, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs campus.
The Master of Science in Computer Engineering is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at our Colorado Springs campus. The program has been designed to cover research, design, development, and testing of computer hardware and software, along with the project management and leadership skills to prepare for increased responsibility in the engineering field.
The Master of Science in Computer Engineering program is designed to enable students to build on their engineering knowledge and develop an in-depth understanding of modern computer design for emerging and evolving electrical engineering technologies. Students have an opportunity to be involved in advanced design projects, including computer architectures, advanced CMOS technology, information system security techniques, and lifecycle design of software systems. They are encouraged to apply their knowledge and skills to course projects based on industry trends, and develop project management and leadership skills.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
|Modern Computer Architecture
|Modern Computer Design
|Computer Engineering Capstone
|Computer Systems Security Foundations
|Software Systems Engineering Process
|Modern Solid State Devices
|Modern Electronic Design
|Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making
|Systems Engineering I
|Systems Engineering II
|Total Credit Hours:
Total Credit Hours: 48
MSCE Foundation Requirements
The Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCE) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid engineering background. Therefore, the MSCE program requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core engineering disciplines to be successful.
Students entering into the MSCE program without a bachelor’s degree in computer or electrical engineering will be required to successfully complete two MSCE foundation courses (MATH502 and CE502) covering the following discipline areas of engineering: calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics, linear and non-linear equations, discrete math, analog and digital electronics, circuit analysis, synchronous and combinational logic circuits, and embedded systems.
If a student can show evidence of satisfying the foundation course objectives through coursework from an accredited institution, the foundation requirement can be waived.
The foundation courses are also available to students who met the undergraduate requirements but who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.
The MSCE foundation course MATH502 must be completed and passed prior to beginning courses in the MSCE program. Students will need to complete and pass CE502 prior to the end of the first quarter.
Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation courses with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation courses, students are encouraged to work with the Student Success department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.
Students who do not meet the MSCE foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MSCE program.
Area of Study
- Engineering & Computer Science