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Earn your master’s in computer engineering from UL Lafayette’s Center for Advanced Computer Studies.

Computer engineers are responsible for the physical technological systems that make our lives easier, make everyday tasks more convenient, and give us abilities we didn’t know we even wanted. Master’s in computer engineering graduates help create better mobile technology, fitness wearables, entertainment devices, medical devices, and more.

The computer engineering master’s program is designed for students and professionals who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of computer architecture, embedded systems, or VLSI design. In our computer engineering master’s degree program, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of hardware and software to create intricate systems.

In our master’s in computer engineering program, we emphasize:

  • computer design and system architecture
  • computer networks and communications
  • Internet and network security
  • parallel and distributed computing
  • VLSI and system-on-chip architectures
  • robotics and automation
  • mobile and wireless communication
  • visual and image computing
  • intelligent computing
  • real-time systems
  • virtual reality
  • digital entertainment design and development

Apply to the Master's in Computer Engineering Program

All students must apply to the master’s in computer engineering program through the University’s Graduate School. You should complete the online application and submit all transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, and other application materials to the Graduate School.

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the master’s in computer engineering program, you’ll need to have:

  • a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering,
  • a satisfactory GRE score,
  • three letters of recommendation,
  • statement of purpose, and
  • the online application.

There are curriculum prerequisites that you may need to take if your undergraduate degree does not include all of the required courses.

If you’re an international student, there are additional materials you’ll need to submit with your application.

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Master's in Computer Engineering Curriculum

In our master’s in computer engineering program, you can choose either the thesis track or the non-thesis track.

The thesis track for the computer engineering master’s program requires 24 hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis work.

The non-thesis track requires that you complete 33 hours of coursework, 6 of which will be dedicated to a special project that you will design and lead.

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Career Opportunities for Master's in Computer Engineering

Graduates with their computer engineering master’s degree have a wide range of career opportunities, including advanced positions in applications development, systems software development, mobile computing, or networking, among others.

These careers are high paying with excellent working conditions and opportunities for advancement. Our master’s in computer engineering graduates are employed at international and local companies.