About the Computer Engineering Graduate Program

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program offers a master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in computer engineering to engineers who wish to continue their education.  As an interdisciplinary program, computer engineering students are prepared for leadership roles in research, development and design positions that require the use of skillful and imaginative solutions to engineering problems.

Our master’s degree program has been carefully designed for students to gain a breadth of knowledge in algorithm/software and circuity/hardware. It is flexible enough for students to specialize in the area of their choice. Meanwhile, our doctoral degree program prepares individuals to perform original, leading-edge research in the broad areas of sensing, processing and transmission of information, making extensive use of principles centered on system-level design, computer architecture, embedded system applications, and data analytics; in preparation for academic career or research and development positions in high-technology industries.

Why join the Computer Engineering Graduate Program at UTDallas? We are ranked #3 among public schools in Texas according to the 2020 US News & World Report Rankings.  Because of our strong collaborative programs with Dallas-area high-technology companies, students get an education tailored for professional practice in computer engineering. Courses offered are taught by a large number of Faculty teaching in two departments (Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science) who are also engaged in research; many have professional experience in industry.


The mission of the Computer Engineering Program is to provide excellent education in modern computer engineering practice. Our graduates are highly qualified for rewarding and successful careers in a diverse range of computer engineering fields.


Master of Science in Computer Engineering Program

Students seeking a Master of Science in Computer Engineering must complete 33 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate; (four core courses and seven electives). Each student must complete seven elective courses, of which four must come from the recommended electives groups - computer engineering and computer science. In addition, three free electives can be graduate courses offered by the Erik Jonsson School.



Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering Program

Students seeking a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering must select a research area and complete minimum 75 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate. Some of our research areas include: computer architecture, integrated circuits and systems, embedded systems and signal processing, optical communications, hardware/software co-design, distributed systems, advance computer systems engineering, high performance dependable computing, visual computing, embedded and adaptive computing, open networking advanced research, application specific processors, advanced computer and network architectures, and healthcare technologies.



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Mailing Address: ECE Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. EC33, TX 75080, USA

Associate Department Head for Graduate Program Head: Jeong Bong (JB) Lee
Graduate Program Information: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2139
Office: ECSN 2.7 Suite
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