Electrical and Computer Engineering

5 Year BS/MSE Combined Degree Program

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers a five-year program through which students can obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or in Computer Engineering as well as a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree with the area of specialization in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.

The B.S. and M.S.E degrees offered through this program are identical to the individual B.S. and M.S.E degrees offered by the ECE department. The combined five-year degree program provides students with the opportunity to obtain these degrees in less time than would be required when pursuing them independently.

Students accepted into this dual-degree program can use 9 credits of graduate 500 or higher level courses courses in the combined BS/MSE plan of study . These courses must satisfy both degree requirements and appropriate advising is needed. This reduces the total number of required credits by the M.S.E degree to 21.

Benefits of the Program

  • Save Time - Receive both Bachelor’s Degree (BSCmpE or BSEE) and Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree with the area of specialization in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering within a five-year.
  • Save Money - Take three graduate courses (one 500-level Math and two 500-level ECE) in Bachelor’s Degree program. These three courses will also be counted as three courses in the Master’s Degree program.
  • Earn More - Earn more salary with an advanced degree upon completion of this combined program.

Who Can Apply?

  • Students in our BSEE or BSCmpE programs with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the beginning of his/her junior year
  • Students who have taken or are taking the required 3 graduate level courses and maintained the 3.0 cumulative GPA, but have not received an undergraduate degree.

Please see more details on the admission criteria webpage.