Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Graduate Degrees in Computer Engineering

Drive technology - and your future

Computer engineers are the smart thinkers behind today’s smart devices and systems. From artificial intelligence to big data to robotics, our professors will teach you how to harness the power of innovation to propel your career.

Computer engineers are in high demand by employers. But your graduate degree will earn you more than a high paying salary — you will have the knowledge and skills to make an impact in virtually any industry. 

“CSU’s ECE program is more than a curriculum - it's a journey to a prosperous career, embraced by a community that fosters growth. One standout feature of the program is its flexibility, allowing us to take a few credits from outside the department. This distinctive opportunity enhances our overall learning experience and aligns perfectly with the ever-evolving field of computer engineering, providing the freedom to explore diverse areas."
ECE graduate student Divyani Thota
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A sense of community. Curiosity-driven research. Commitment to excellence. 

ECE + CSU + Colorado = High-Tech Hub

If you want to work with high caliber faculty in a community that thrives on innovation and diversity in thought, we are the right place for you. As a top 10 technology-producing department at CSU, we love to engage, imagine, and invent – and we’d love for you to join us.

Customizable Curriculum

Our electrical and computer engineering degree programs allow you the flexibility to pursue your passions by choosing courses that best suit your educational, personal, and professional goals. 

Computer Engineering Degree Programs

You will have the flexibility to develop a plan of study in your area of interest. This degree consists of 30 credits of coursework; no final exam required. Our program is also available online.

You will complete a research-orientated plan of study involving a thesis and coursework. Students work closely with a faculty member who supervises your research.

In the Plan B Masters there are two ways to determine the program of study.

  1. Portfolio: As a portfolio degree (no research), you can self-advise and select whatever courses are desired, consistent with the program requirements as outlined in the Department’s Graduate Student Handbook.
  2. Project: If you wish to pursue the project version of the M.S. Plan B, then you must secure the agreement of a faculty member to supervise the required three (3) credits of ECE695 – Independent Study.

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering will complete a research-oriented plan of study involving a dissertation and coursework. 

Innovative Research

The most exciting aspect of graduate school is the research – solving problems that no one has solved. With each of our faculty bringing in an average of $400,000 annually in research support, we are looking to recruit creative grad students to help us tackle complex global problems.  

Strong Industry Connections

Colorado has its own “silicon corridor,” with companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and NVIDIA, as well as aerospace companies, such as Ball Aerospace, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. We maintain close ties with industry to help you build connections and gain access to internship and career opportunities.

Join Us.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University is built on innovation, creativity, and impact.