MS in Engineering (Concentration in Computer Engineering)

Home Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Available: On Campus Only

Program Advisor/Contact:
Dr. Karen Palmer
810-762-9700
ece@kettering.edu

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Engineering is a professional master’s program that builds on an undergraduate engineering program by offering additional depth and greater mastery in a number of technical areas.

Program Objectives

All graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering program will:

  • Deepen their knowledge and increase their mastery of technical areas that match their personal career goals.
  • Be better prepared to advance in positions of technical and/or managerial leadership.
  • Develop their ability to sustain a life-long career in engineering, through continuing self-directed learning and professional development activities.

The Computer Engineering concentration is a research-intensive on-campus program designed for individuals who wish to deepen their understanding of computer engineering principles and applications and to develop their skills in independent research.

Graduate Assistantship

Financial support in the form of tuition reductions or waivers and stipends for living expenses is available on a competitive basis. Students who receive financial support may be required to serve as research or teaching assistants for up to 20 hours per week (depending on the level of financial support) during terms in which they are registered.

Program Curriculum Requirements

Completion of 40 credits as follows:

Select four of the following:16
Digital Systems Design
Microcomputer Systems
Computer Architecture and Organization
VLSI Design
Real-Time Embedded Systems
Logic Systems
Mobile Robotics
Haptic Systems
Computer Networks
Computer Embedded Systems
Computer Engineering Special Topics
Computer Engineering Independent Study
Any 500-600 graduate level elective courses8
CE-695Graduate Research in Computer Engineering (two, 8 credit courses)16
Completion and successful defense of a master’s thesis
Total Credit Hours40

Undergraduate level coursework might also be required for some students as a prerequisite for either graduate-level coursework or research, depending on the student’s background and the nature of the coursework or research. If required, undergraduate-level credit cannot be used to satisfy the graduate-level credit requirements given above.

The program operates on a calendar similar to a conventional quarter system: Fall, Winter, and Spring terms are ‘regular’ academic terms during which students normally enroll full-time, and the Summer term is optional. The nominal place of student calls for a total of six terms of study over 21 months.

First YearFall8 credits coursework
First YearWinter8 credits coursework
First YearSpring8 credits coursework
Summer
Second YearFall8 credits coursework
Second YearWinter8 credits coursework
Second YearSpringThesis defense and submission

Many variations of this plan are possible. In particular, students may begin the program in any term, not just Fall, and may elect to register for coursework or research during Summer. Students may not, however, register for more than eight credits in a term.