M.S. in Computer Engineering
The M.S. in Computer Engineering program brings students to the leading edge of computer engineering by solving real-life problems which then contributes to the advancement of local communities and of society as a whole. This program is designed to prepare students for career advancement, or for further studies at the doctoral level. It has two options, thesis and professional (non-thesis). It is a research-based program of study, requiring students to complete independent research that culminates in several projects, and, in one of the options, with a thesis project.
Unique to our program is the focus on optimization and stochastic models, taught by experienced faculty who have extensive expertise in convex optimization for design of VSLI circuits, application of semi-Markov models for optimization of wireless networks, and queueing theory for tele-traffic analysis.
Designed With You in Mind
Either option includes a rigorous curriculum and allows students to concentrate their program in the following specialized areas:
- Computer Architecture and Distributed Computing
- Advanced Computer Networks (including Cybersecurity)
- VLSI Circuit Design
- Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning (including Computer Vision)
Students gain marketable skills that propel them to being leaders in computer-related industries:
- Ability to identify and solve complex technology problems in robotics, aerospace, business, medicine, military and other essential areas.
- Soft skills in complex problem-solving, communication and creative thinking. A computer engineer must communicate with end-users, managers and vendors to determine computing goals and system requirements, but also with other scientists to solve the complex computing problems that arise.
- Ability to apply and adapt theoretical principles to develop new computer software and/or hardware.
- Computer-related math skills, e.g., linear algebra, calculus, statistics, discrete mathematics, and optimization.
- Fluency in the main current programming languages, such as C/C++; must continue learning new languages as they emerge.
- Technical writing skills to document and publish their findings and designs.
- Ability to teach engineering and computer science across all levels of academia.
- Complex systems engineering
- Logic (circuit) design
Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:
- M.S. Mathematics
- M.S. Information Systems
- B.S. Computer Science
- B.S. Electrical Engineering
- B.S. Computer Information Systems
Plan Your Future
The job market for people with a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering extends over many of the occupations defined by the BLS. Based on our faculty’s experience, the following categories and occupations have the best potential for applicants with this degree:
- Computer and Information Research Scientists
- Computer and Information Analysts
- Computer System Analysts
- Information Security Analysts
- Software Developers and Programmers
- Computer Programmers
Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:
- Mock interviews
- Resume assistance
- Job fairs
- Career counseling
And much more!
Both students and faculty members continually do research in applied probability and artificial intelligence. Students are encouraged to pursue research alongside faculty members, which will enhance their learning experience, as well as enable them to engage in networking, amplify their resume, and earn some extra money along the way. Past research endeavors have targeted areas such as:
- Game development
- Autonomous robots
Request more information about this program in:
|CPEN||5343||Advanced Computer Architecture|
|CPEN||5351||Introduction to Convex Optimization|
|CPEN||5378||Advanced Computer Networks|
|CPEN||5342||Parallel Computing and Algorithms|
For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.
Facilities and Features
Home to Tarleton’s College of Engineering, the $54 million facility is the university’s new hub for education, research and innovation in engineering, engineering technology, computer science and construction science. It also brings together programs formerly scattered across the Stephenville campus.
The hallways build community by providing study areas, collaboration stations, open-access computers and plenty of whiteboards available to students.
This club is a great way for students to get involved and meet like-minded peers. We hold regular meetings with departmental faculty members that include networking, LAN parties, programming contests, and guest speaker presentations. Our past speakers have included former program graduates and company representatives from within the industry. Students will also go on field trips throughout the semester, particularly to locations that use computer science in the core of their work.
Tarleton's Aeronautical Team was established in 2011 and competes in NASA based competitions every year. The team includes several members that come from various job backgrounds, which enables them to perform multiple roles. All students are welcome to join.
Tarleton State University has partnered with Microsoft Imagine in order to allow students to use the following software free of charge:
Windows 7 and Windows Server
Microsoft Access and Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio Professional
And many more!
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