From self-driving cars to smart cities, we live in a hyper-connected world. As the smart thinkers behind today’s smart devices and systems, computer engineers hold the key to understanding, advancing, and protecting the security of next generation technologies and data networks.

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Plan B produces professionals capable of applying in-depth knowledge and creativity to analyze, design, develop, and improve computer systems in technically demanding careers to drive innovation in virtually any field. Students interested in graduate work should refer to CSU's Graduate and Professional Bulletin and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department website.

Effective Spring 2017

Select one group from the following:
Group A
Regular Courses 1, 232
Group B
Regular Courses 1, 227
ECE 695Independent Study3
Program Total Credits30-32

Select courses with approval of advisor and graduate committee. Courses not accepted as regular include all courses ending in the range -82 through -99. 


A maximum of 6 credits of 400-level undergraduate courses can be used toward the degree. Up to 8 credits at the 400-level are permitted when at least one course is a 4 credit course. Remaining credits must be in 500-level or higher courses.