Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS ECE)

The 10-16 month MS ECE program is for students who are interested in creating technology solutions not only for today, but for the future. Students are prepared to become engineering leaders through fundamental and hands-on courses in wireless networks, machine learning, data analytics, robotics, energy systems, internet of things, and software engineering.

Students in the MS ECE program are provided with a thorough background in the fundamentals of electrical or computer engineering, as well as the opportunity for in-depth specialization in some particular aspect of this field. There is also an Advanced Study Program of the MS ECE: MS-AD in ECE.

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What is electrical and computer engineering?

Electrical and computer engineering integrates many disciplines from electrical engineering and computer science under a common umbrella.

Wherever the electrons or computers are, that is where electrical and computer engineers are.

The field permeates all aspects of society and the work done by electrical and computer engineers has a deep and broad impact on our lives. In the video below, Timothy Brown talks about the electrical and computer engineering master’s degree.

What are units?

CMU uses units instead of credits to indicate the average number of hours required per week for a full-semester course. A nine unit class requires nine hours of work a week on the course.

Requirements for the MS ECE degree

Those pursuing a degree in MS ECE from CMU-Africa must:

  • Complete 97 units of coursework
  • Maintain a cumulative quality point average (CQPA) of 3.0
  • Take no longer than 3 semesters to complete the program

Read the full list of MSECE requirements on the Electrical and Computer Engineering website.

Geographical locations for the MS ECE

CMU-Africa is part of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University which allows CMU-Africa students to take semesters at CMU’s Silicon Valley location and/or Pittsburgh campus in addition to the one required semester in Kigali, Rwanda.