2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering, M.S.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Admission to the MS program requires a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering or computer science from an accredited institution. Students not meeting these requirements are considered for admission on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to the completion of appropriate undergraduate courses to remove any deficiencies in preparation. Topics in which deficiencies must be removed include logic circuits design, state analysis and synthesis techniques, computer architecture, data structures and algorithms and C or C++ programming.

Course Requirements

Core Courses (6 Credits):

The core courses cover fundamental material and should be taken as early as possible. An advanced course subsequent to a core course may be taken in lieu of the core course, upon approval by the program advisor. All students must choose two out of the following core courses:

Electives (21 Credits):

Other graduate ECE and CSE courses (courses with EL and CS prefixes) including those in the core course listing that are not used to satisfy the core requirement. At least 15 out of 30 credits should be graduate ECE credits (EL numbered courses). Up to two graduate courses can be taken from other science, engineering, or management departments at NYU. The total number of credits for 5000-level EL courses and non-EL/CS courses cannot exceed 12 credits. Note that credits from 5000-level courses from other departments cannot be counted towards MS/EE degree, except with approval by the program director.

Project requirement (3 Credits):

One 3-credit advanced project in ECE/CSE (EL-GY 9953  or CS-GY 9963 ) is required. Certain courses with significant project component may be used to partially satisfy the project requirement, subject to approval by the program director.

MS Thesis Option (6 credits):

A thesis in ECE/CSE (EL-GY 997x /CS-GY 997X ) may be selected to replace the 3-credit Advanced Project and 3 credits in the elective requirement.


Up to 3 credits of approved internships (CP-GY 9911 , CP-GY 9921 , 1.5 credit each) can be applied towards the 30 credits MS degree requirement. For an internship to be approved for credits, the internship job must provide industry and/or research experience relevant to the Computer Engineering degree program. All internships must be approved and supervised by an ECE faculty member. Students must secure a faculty member’s commitment for advising an internship. The internship supervisor should submit a midterm and a final term evaluation report to the advisor. The student must submit a project report to the advisor upon completion of the internship for the evaluation and grading of the internship course. The total credits for independent studies including MS thesis, projects, reading, and internship cannot exceed 9 credits within the 30 credits towards the MS degree.

Transfer Credits:

No transfer credits are accepted towards the MS degree.

GPA Requirements:

An overall GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate courses taken at NYU is required. In addition, an average of 3.0 is required among the two core courses.

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