The Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCPE) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree in computer engineering. The strengths of the NC State program include networking, VLSI systems and computer architecture and systems. The 30-credit-hour program does not require a thesis. The GRE is required for all applicants.
This program is administered by Engineering Online at NC State.
Minimum requirements for admissions to the graduate degree program in computer engineering include:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in electrical or computer engineering.
- An overall GPA of at least 3.25/4.0. Persons with a 3.0 GPA may be admitted on a provisional basis.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- The GRE is required for all applicants.
See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.
Plan of Study
The program consists of 30 credit hours. A full-time graduate student may take 9 credit hours of course work per semester; part-time students typically take 3 or 6 credit hours of course work per semester. All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first course which appears on the NC State graduate transcript. All students must comply with Graduate School regulations for continuous registration or must request a leave of absence not to exceed one year.
Students who are employed full-time may enroll in only two courses per semester. It is highly recommended that new students enroll in just one course during their first semester.
Students are assigned an academic advisor and work with this advisor to develop an individual Plan of Graduate Work. Some specialty areas have specific course requirements.