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. 

Play Video

A sense of community. Curiosity-driven research. Commitment to excellence. Our alumni share their perspectives on graduate school in ECE at CSU.  

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

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

Students pursuing the Plan A degree will complete a research-orientated plan of study involving a thesis and coursework. Students work closely with a faculty member who supervises their research.

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

  1. As a coursework only degree (no research), the student can self-advise and select whatever courses are desired, consistent with the program requirements as outlined in the Department’s Graduate Student Handbook. Please see the Recommended Courses by ECE Topic Area for appropriate courses to take based on the various ECE topic areas.
  2. If a student wishes to pursue the project version of the Plan B, then they 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.