Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Program Handbook:
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Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10th
  • Spring July 1st


  • Pullman

International Student English Proficiency Exams

  • 93 TOEFL Minimum score
  • GRE

Degree Description:

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers an outstanding education, providing first-rate preparation for careers in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science. US News and World Report ranks WSU’s Electrical Engineering graduate program 68th among nearly 180 PhD granting EE programs in the U.S.
The program must consists of 30 or more hours of credit including 21 or more hours of coursework for which a grade of A-F is given and nine or more credits of thesis research (EE 700).

Admission Requirements:

(3) Letters of Recommendation; Statement of Purpose and Transcripts

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1. Students have general mastery of their field of study in Computer Engineering.
  2. Students have mastery of knowledge in a specialized area.
  3. Students are able to conduct state-of-the-art research in a specialize area that makes a contribution to the knowledge base.
  4. Students can effectively communicate their research in oral and written form.
  5. Students are able to disseminate research results in archival literature.

Student Opportunities:

Computer engineering is a field of study that encompasses the fundamental principles, methods, and modern tools for the design and implementation of computing systems. Advances in technology are yielding smaller and higher-performance computer systems permeating into a wide range of applications, from communication systems to consumer products and common household appliances. The computer engineering program provides a balanced perspective of both hardware and software elements of computing systems, and of their relative design trade-offs and applications. Computer engineering builds upon fundamental courses in mathematics, science, and the engineering disciplines to achieve a sound knowledge foundation and to develop breadth. Laboratory experiences are emphasized to provide students with background on experimental design and simulation techniques. Since core course sequences are completed in the junior year, students are able to pursue their career objectives with opportunities to select from a broad spectrum of elective courses. These include a wide range of computer engineering topics such as hardware design, VLSI design, embedded systems, computer architecture, networking, and operating systems.

Career Opportunities:

Research Positions in National Labs,Positions in Teaching EECS, Positions in Industry for EECS, and Technical positions in major leading companies across the country and world.

Career Placements:

Recent Graduates are working at Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Transmarket Group, Microsoft, Expedia, Verizon, Amazon, PNNL, Intel, SEL

Contact Information:

Smitha Bose
EME 303
Pullman, WA