In this digital age, the world is in constant need of professionals to develop, improve and apply technology to enhance our lives. UMass Dartmouth is committed to developing successful contributors to the computer and technology industries with its MS Computer Engineering Program. If you want to go further in a career that encourages creativity and innovation, this program may be the right fit for you.
The Gateway to Computer Engineering
The MS Computer Engineering program at UMass Dartmouth has been specially designed to give graduate students extensive understanding and expertise in their chosen computer engineering specialties. Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and confidence to conduct research, communicate their findings and prove their mastery through research or defending a project or thesis report.
UMass Dartmouth is located in one of the top 10 safest states in America and is spread out over a vast 710 acres. It’s also situated right where the jobs are, just 60 miles south of Boston—one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the U.S. The school has all this acreage for a reason: as a tier 1 national research university, the campus boasts several teaching and research facilities. The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is one of these cutting-edge research hubs.
MS Computer Engineering students are given structure to develop a firm foundation for further study or introduction into the workforce. They’re also presented with the opportunity to follow their particular interests within computer engineering as they complete their studies. There are two program options to choose from:
- Thesis Track
Apart from satisfying the prerequisite requirements of the MS Computer Engineering program, a minimum of six credits of Master’s Thesis coursework must be successfully completed along with a thesis submitted to the student’s committee. This thesis work must be orally defended before program completion.
- Non-Thesis Track
Students taking this option must, along with the prerequisite requirements, satisfactorily complete three credits of Engineering Internship or Master’s Project. In order to satisfy the non-thesis track, a written report is required. For those with a minimum of 2 years post-Bachelor of Science engineering work experience, there is an option to submit a report detailing research experience or a work project. If successful, students will meet the credit requirement by taking a different graduate ECE course.
In recent years, the amount of public and privately funded research in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering has increased significantly. Spearheaded by expert faculty whose successes are as notable as they are diverse, students will have countless opportunities to participate in industry-changing research that will help shape the future of computer engineering and the world at large.
The key research areas in the ECE Department in which MS Computer Engineering students can participate include:
- Technology Domains
- Acoustics, Communications and Signal Processing
- ElectroMagnetics and Photonics
- Computing Infrastructure Security and Reliability
- IoT (Internet of Things) and Embedded Systems
- Application Domains
- Defense and Aerospace
- Smart Infrastructure
- Healthcare and Quality of Life
- Marine and Underwater
Many graduates of the MS Computer Engineering program have gone on to lead successful careers earning a median salary upwards of $114,600 per year (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) in national and international organizations such as:
- Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC)
- Lockheed Martin
- General Dynamics
- EMC Corporation
Push the Limits
The MS Computer Engineering program has all this and much more to offer students with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to do more. At UMass Dartmouth, you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of life-improving opportunities that will secure your future in the industry and beyond.
International students wishing to take full advantage of these opportunities can apply to the UMass Dartmouth Global Student Success Program today. The world is changing at a rapid pace—don’t get left behind. Help shape the future with UMass Dartmouth’s MS Computer Engineering degree.