The Master of Engineering in Computer Science & Engineering (MEng CSE) degree program is specially tailored to individuals who plan to change careers and enter the CSE profession, international students seeking to establish U.S. credentials in CSE, or current CSE professionals who wish to advance their skills and education. A distinctive feature of the program is its potential for individualization and combination of computer science and computer engineering education with pursuits in other fields. Work in the program culminates in a capstone project highlighting each student's ambitions, interests, and accomplishments in the program.
- 30 total units
12 of the remaining 24 units must be departmental courses at the 400-level or above
- 24 units of graduate level coursework, all of which must be taken for a grade of C- or better
- 6 units for a masters project (CSE 598), culminating in a successful project defense (consult the Master's Project and Thesis Guidelines for details)
Remaining 12 units must be approved and relevant courses at the 400-level or above, as judged by the academic advisor
- At least nine of those CSE units must be at the 500-level (Courses with an "N" designation do not count towards master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering)
- During the fall and spring semesters, students must take 9 units per semester to qualify for full-time status. Students beginning the program in the summer must enroll in 6 credits in that first semester to be considered a full-time student.
- 6 units maximum can be transferred from another university
- Up to 12 units may be taken from outside of the department. Such approval shall be contingent on the credits being for suitably technical graduate level content. To count more than 6 credits from outside the CSE Department, an appropriate justification for the additional increment shall be provided by the advisor and student, and departmental approval shall be evaluated with increasing stringency for each additional increment.
- Any course taken outside the department requires departmental approval
- None of the 30 units may be taken as independent study (i.e., CSE 400 or CS 500)
- Up to 15 units of 400-level courses can count for graduate credit; however, courses with an "N" designation do not count towards master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering.
- As per Engineering School guidelines, students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.70.