Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

The 10-16 month MSECE 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 MSECE 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.

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 number of hours required per week for each course—a nine unit class requires nine hours of work a week on the course.

How to apply to MSECE

Requirements for the MSECE Degree

Those pursuing a degree in MSECE 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 MSECE

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

CMU-Africa Concentrations

A concentration allows a student to select their coursework in order to focus their learning in a specific area of expertise. Learn more about the exciting options available to you here on the CMU-Africa Concentrations page.

MSECE Important Dates

Early Admission Deadline: Submit your application by this date to be considered for GRE & TOEFL/IELTS test fees payment by CMU-Africa and to be considered for scholarships. 

Information submission deadline | January 15th: Submit everything but test scores and recommendation letters. No new applications will be created after this date

Final Application Deadline: Submit application with GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores. Last date for test score submission by Early Admission Applicants