Computer engineering

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Overview

The mission of the computer engineering program is the education of students to fully prepare them to provide leadership in the recognition and solution of society's problems in the area of computer engineering.

The computer engineering program offers graduate programs of study which lead to the MS degree (thesis and non-thesis options) and PhD degree. Both may be taken through distance education. 

Top-ranked programs in three categories

Missouri S&T’s online master’s in science in computer engineering programs ranked among the nation’s finest in three U.S. News & World Report 2022 categories:

Best Online Programs U.S. News and World Report Grad Engineering 2022 Badge.
Best Online Programs U.S. News and World Report Veterans Grad Engineering 2022 Badge.
Best Online Programs U.S. News and World Report Grad Computer Information Technology 2022 Badge.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in computer engineering

Campus

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Engineering and Computing | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$36,000.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Computer engineer working on a computer.

Career prospects

A great variety of multidisciplinary programs and research areas are available. Most graduate programs in computer engineering normally include some specialization in one or more of the following areas:

  • Digital Systems Design topics include computer architecture, digital circuits, high performance systems, parallel processors, testing and VLSI design.
  • Electrical Engineering can be an emphasis area in computer engineering or a separate degree. See the section on electrical engineering for emphasis areas in electrical engineering.
  • Embedded Computer Systems topics include hardware/software co-design, microprocessor systems, real-time systems, and smart sensors.
  • Systems, Intelligence, and Software Engineering topics include computational intelligence, computer networks, dependability, fault tolerance, image processing, neural networks and system security/survivability.
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
12.54%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$104,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

1-2 classes per semester

Accreditation

Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani.

Areas of interest: Cyber-physical systems, critical infrastructure protection, simulation and analytical modeling of complex networked systems, system and information assurance, networked systems for remote structural health monitoring.

Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, PhD
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering