Master of Science in Computer Engineering

The computer industry is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy.1 To maintain a competitive edge, industry and commerce must continue to make creative scientific and engineering advances as well as produce high quality products. The Master of Science in Computer Engineering program emphasizes effective optimization of computer systems within organizations to strengthen competitive advantage, as well as motivate and lead the technical workers responsible for these advances.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

  • Classes start

  • Total Credits 

    48
  • Program Availability

    Colorado Springs

Program Details

Courses
Outcomes
  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    CE605Modern Computer Architecture4
    CE660Modern Computer Design4
    CE690Computer Engineering Capstone4
    CS651Computer Systems Security Foundations4
    CS671Software Systems Engineering Process4
    EE600Modern Solid State Devices4
    EE660Modern Electronic Design4
    INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making4
    SE600Systems Engineering I4
    SE610Systems Engineering II4
    Total Credit Hours:40
    Courses: Electives
    CS Elective Select one CS 600-level course4
    EE ElectiveSelect one EE 600-level course4
    Total Credit Hours:8

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Preparatory Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Computer Engineering degree program is designed to provide technical depth in engineering topics that require a solid foundation in advanced mathematics (including calculus, differential equations and linear algebra), engineering and physics. Students who possess this background but need to refresh their technical or mathematical skills are highly encouraged to take MATH500. Students who have the technical or mathematical background but possess an undergraduate engineering degree other than electrical or computer engineering are highly encouraged to take EE500. Students from a non-engineering undergraduate background should consult with an Engineering Chair or Dean to design an undergraduate foundation engineering program in preparation for this degree.

    Note: Students seeking dual degrees (MSEE and MSCE) are required to take one additional CS 600-level elective course instead of the graduate EE Elective in the MSCE program.

  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right master’s degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in Computer Engineering degree include:2

    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Engineer
    • Firmware Engineer
    • Hardware Engineer
    • Software Development Engineer
    • Engineering Manager
    • Applications Engineer
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Colorado Springs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 27%

This Graduation Rate includes both Colorado Springs and Pueblo campus locations.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Software Developers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm (visited February 19, 2016).

2http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

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