Masters - Computer Engineering

If you are an aspiring leader or manager in computer science and engineering, you could achieve the advancement you are seeking when you complete Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Computer Engineering program. Read on for more information about the MS in Computer Engineering program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Computer Engineering program is designed to develop technical and leadership skills that students can later apply to management positions in the field. The program's core curriculum covers computer design basics, modern computer systems and electronic systems, information systems security technologies, software development processes, and digital circuits. Courses in organizational project management give students the opportunity to study project planning, scheduling, budgeting, cost control, and risk management. The program also covers managerial concepts, leadership roles, decision making, and ethical behavior within a professional setting.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students seeking to enter Colorado Technical University's MS in Computer Engineering program should have a strong educational background in physics, engineering, and mathematics. Math prerequisites include calculus and linear algebra. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 44 credits to earn the Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Colorado Technical University. This requirement includes 36 credits in core classes and two electives at four credits each. One elective must be taken in computer science and the other in electrical engineering.

Computer Engineering Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
CE 605Modern Computer Architecture
CE 660 Modern Computer Design
CS 651 Computer Systems Security Foundations
CS 671 Software Systems Engineering Process
EE 600 Modern Solid State Devices
EE 660Modern Electronic Design
INTD 670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making
PM 600Project Management Processes in Organizations
PM 610 Project Planning, Execution and Closure

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Computer Engineering program, graduates could seek management positions in corporate IT departments, engineering companies, or computer consulting firms. Graduates could use their knowledge of software and hardware systems, computer architecture, and leadership skills they might have developed in the program to oversee and manage projects and professional staff. Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Information technology manager
  • Senior computer engineer
  • Software development director
  • Technical analyst
  • Computer consultant

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.