Graduate Information

Graduate study in Computer Engineering at UT Dallas prepares students for leadership roles in research, development and design positions that require the use of skillful and imaginative solutions to engineering problems.

The M.S. degree program has been carefully designed for students to gain breadth of knowledge, and it is flexible enough for students to specialize in the area of their choice. Students who have earned a B.S. degree may apply to the M.S. degree program.

The Ph.D. program is available for highly qualified students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. immediately after completing a B.S. degree. Students who have earned an M.S. degree may apply to the Ph.D. program.

Upon enrollment in the CE program, students craft their educational program with the help of an academic advisor. All applicants are considered for financial aid. No special form is required. M.S. students who have been offered teaching assistantships are expected to pursue the thesis option. Students can also work as research assistants with academic/research advisors. All full-time Ph.D. students and project-option master’s students engage in research under faculty guidance.

About the Program

The Computer Engineering program at UT Dallas combines broad areas of electrical engineering and computer science. The program deals with the sensing, processing, and transmission of information, using principles centered on system-level design, computer architecture and computer applications. Computer engineering concerns the design, construction, implementation and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer-controlled equipment. The Computer Engineering Program prepares students for successful and rewarding careers that deal with computer systems from design through implementation.

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, You can verify our ABET accreditation by visiting: ABET Accreditation. Enrollment and graduation data can be found here.

The mission of the Computer Engineering Program is to provide excellent education in modern computer engineering practice.

BS Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

  • Successfully pursue a diverse range of careers as computer engineers, consultants, educators and/or entrepreneurs as well as pursue advanced education.
  • Be effective contributors and leaders in both professional and personal settings.
  • Serve their profession and/or employer in a responsible, ethical, creative and enthusiastic manner to meet the needs of industry and society.
  • Continue to learn and improve through self-motivation.

BS Computer Engineering Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Fast Track Program

The Fast Track program is designed to accelerate a student’s education so that both BS and MS degrees can be earned in approximately five years of full-time study. The Fast Track program in Computer Engineering enables exceptionally gifted undergraduate students in their senior year to include approved master’s level courses as part of an undergraduate degree plan. When Fast Track students graduate with a bachelor’s degree, they are automatically admitted to graduate school at UT Dallas without need to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).



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Mailing Address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, MS: EC33 ECSN Suite 4.7 The University of Texas at Dallas 800 W. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX 75080, USA Department Phone • 972-883-6755

Department Head
Lawrence J. Overzet
Associate Department Heads
Aria Nosratinia
Jeong-Bong Lee
Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir

Graduate Program
Program Information: [email protected]
Office: ECSN 2.7
Phone: 972-883-2139
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