M.S. in Computer Engineering
The graduate Computer Engineering (COE) and Computer and Communication Engineering (CCE) programs strive to prepare students for further graduate studies as well as for a possible career in industry. Two important objectives are addressed:
- A sufficient level of breadth that guarantees general knowledge in the main areas of COE/CCE. These areas were chosen carefully to span four major areas: Hardware & Systems, Software & Theory, Communication Systems, and Systems Engineering.
- A sufficient level of depth that will allow students some degree of specialization. Therefore, students will have the requisite background needed to pursue a higher graduate education and perform research. In addition, the curriculum provides a good practical experience by allowing students to choose from a variety of practical and implementation-oriented courses.
The course work for the master’s program in Computer Engineering can be grouped into the following two emphasis areas:
- Computer Engineering focuses on the design, analysis and application of computers and on their applications as components of systems.
- Computer and Communication Engineering focuses on the design, analysis and application of communication and telecommunication systems, as well as systems in computer engineering.
Applicants for admissions to this program must have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering degree from a recognized university with a minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent to 2.75 (on a 4-point scale) general or 2.75 in the major. If the bachelor’s degree is not in the field to be pursued and/or if the GPA is less than 2.75, the applicant may be admitted as “Special” as described in the Academic Rules and Regulations for Graduate Program.
The GRE general exam is required of all applicants (GRE subject exams are not required). All applicants must submit scores for the GRE general exam (includes verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing scores). Your GRE test scores are an important part of your application. GRE test scores that are more than 5 years old will not be accepted.
The admissions committee considers several factors when making admission decisions: your academic performance at prior institutions (grades, rankings, and GPAs) and your GRE test score. The rate of graduate assistantship (GA), when requested, is directly related to your GPA and GRE scores. Letters of recommendation are optional; however, three letters are recommended, two of which to be completed by faculty who are familiar with your academic performance.
The graduate program in Computer Engineering strives to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and research competencies necessary for pursuing professional careers or doctoral studies.
Program Educational objectives
The M.S. program in Computer Engineering provides a learning centered environment where accomplished faculty share their experience and knowledge with students so that:
- Graduates will be capable of integrating undergraduate fundamentals to solve complex electrical and computer engineering problems. They will have comprehension of advanced topics in several areas, with depth in at least one area.
- Graduates will have the ability to conduct research or execute development projects and to proficiently document the results.
Graduates are expected to be able to demonstrate:
- an ability to apply knowledge from undergraduate and graduate education to identify, formulate, and solve new and complex electrical and computer engineering problems;
- the ability to plan and conduct an organized and systematic study on a significant topic within the field;
- an ability to communicate both orally and in writing at a high level of proficiency in the field of study.
The graduate program consists of 30 credit hours and leads to a Master of Science in Computer Engineering, with an emphasis in COE or CCE.
This program is offered on the Byblos campus.