Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering—MS, PhD

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The door to graduate opportunity is wide open at Michigan Tech. And the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is waiting for you to step forward. When you do, what you’ll find here is a close-knit academic community, with accomplished faculty dedicated to mentoring students. The Department’s research is funded by multiple agencies and corporations, including the NSF, the US Army and Air Force, American Electric Power, Consumers Energy, and more. Your success is our priority.

Hone Your Focus

The department supports research thrusts in computer engineering, energy systems, signals systems, and solid-state electronics. Our faculty research areas include nanotechnology circuit design, renewable electricity energy sources, and wireless communications—just to name a few.

Be part of a working laboratory where students and faculty collaborate in pursuit of answers to some of our world’s most relevant questions. Also enjoy the convenience of taking some of your courses online.

It All Begins With a Plan

There are 3 plans available for the MS: research (Plan A), projects (Plan B), or coursework (Plan D) and two for the PhD (entering with or without an MS). For all plans, note that the approval of your Advisor is required, particularly for out-of-department courses (e.g. ED5100 is not allowed),and all Graduate School requirements must be met.

Graduate Requirements for Plan D MS Students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Masters of Science in Computer Engineering
  • 30 approved credits minimum
  • 18 credits of 5000 level or higher CS and EE courses, with a minimum of 6 CS credits and a minimum of 6 EE credits contributing to the 18 credits required here
  • 12 credits maximum of 3000-4000 level if approved by Graduate Academic Advisor 
  • 3 credits maximum of co-op work experience
  • Responsible Conduct of Research on-line course or UN5001
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or better required. Up to 6 credits of BC or C may be used to fulfill
    graduation requirements as long as the overall GPA of 3.0 is attained
  • Grades lower than C may not be used to fulfill graduation requirements.

No credit towards graduation is allowed for courses which substantially repeat completed courses at other universities. The Graduate Academic Advisor reviews transcripts and is responsible for making these determinations prior to registration for graduate students.