Computer Engineering, M.S.
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- Graduates should demonstrate the skills to develop and implement information security and information assurance policies and procedures.
- Graduates should demonstrate the ability to identify technical solutions to meet information security requirements.
- At the time of graduation a Master of Science/Engineering student should be able to describe the techniques and principles for the development of high performance computer systems, describe the details of extant computer architectures, and quantitatively analyze aspects of computer architecture and draw conclusions about performance.
- At the time of graduation a Master of Science/Engineering student should be able to use models of languages, such as regular expressions and context-free grammars, to develop parsers for specific languages and construct intermediate representations such as abstract syntax trees.
- At the time of graduation a Master of Science/Engineering student should be able to work with basic aspects of discrete math related to the analysis of algorithms and data structures, e.g., sums, probability, basic properties of trees and graphs, asymptotic analysis and amortized analysis.
- At the time of graduation a Master of Science/Engineering student should be able to integrate components to form coherent well designed system.
Degree Requirements (30 Hours)
The Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCE) degree requires 30 credit hours beyond the BS. Students in the MSCE program may elect either the thesis or the non-thesis option.
Core (10 Hours)
|CSCE 513||Computer Architecture||3|
|CSCE 611||Advanced Digital Design||3|
|CSCE 750||Analysis of Algorithms||3|
|CSCE 791||Seminar in Advances in Computing||1|
|Total Credit Hours||10|
Electives (20 Hours)
- A maximum of six hours in non-CSCE courses approved by the Graduate Director and at most three hours of CSCE 798 may be applied toward the degree. CSCE 797 may not be applied toward the degree.
Students who choose the non-thesis option must complete 6 hours from the following list:
|CSCE 512||System Performance Evaluation||3|
|CSCE 516||Computer Networks||3|
|CSCE 569||Parallel Computing||3|
|CSCE 613||Fundamentals of VLSI Chip Design||3|
Students who choose the thesis option must substitute 6 hours of thesis preparation (CSCE 799) for electives and defend the thesis in a public presentation. The electives must also include at least 8 hours in CSCE courses numbered 700 and above.
Students who choose the non-thesis option must complete at least 11 of the 20 hours of electives in CSCE courses numbered 700 and above, and pass a written comprehensive examination administered at the end of Fall or Spring semester.