School and Ranking Information
While no school with computer engineering programs is located directly in Miramar, FL, two schools in the area do provide studies in this field. Based on ranking, level of study and student-to-faculty ratio, the following university is considered a top school for computer engineering studies in the Miramar area:
- Winner: The University of Miami is the only private nonprofit school within 25 miles of Miramar, FL, offering a computer engineering program and the only school with a doctorate in this field of study. The university also has the lowest student-to-faculty ratio of any school with computer engineering programs in the area. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in computer engineering or a master's or doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering.
School Info Chart
Note: Statistics in the Degrees Awarded and Most Popular Degree sections reflect graduate degrees conferred in electrical and computer engineering
|Category||University of Miami|
|Ranking||#48 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Coral Gables, Florida|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $42,852**|
|Computer Engineering Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Computer Engineering Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||32**|
|Most Popular Computer Engineering Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (25 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||82%**|
|Noteworthy||Undergraduate engineering programs ranked #109 among national universities (2015)*; graduate computer engineering programs ranked #84 among national universities (2015)*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Miami
University of Miami
- 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- More than 60 computer labs located throughout the campus
- Dual B.S./M.S. degree program available to computer engineering students
- Computer engineering curriculum constantly updated to reflect changes in technology
The University of Miami has nine schools and colleges offering nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students per year. The College of Engineering includes departments such as electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering and industrial engineering.
The 128-credit-hour Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program includes electrical engineering courses like calculus, engineering chemistry, mathematics, circuits and electronics, as well as computer courses in data structures, operating systems, microprocessors and programming. Students are required to plan and complete a senior project in their two final semesters of the program.
The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a 30-credit-hour program that can be completed with either a thesis or non-thesis option. Courses can include studies in hardware, software, operating systems and digital signals; students may complete a master's design project or internship for credit. To enter the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, potential students must hold a master's degree in either electrical engineering or computer engineering. Then, 30 hours of study are needed beyond the master's level, including research and the proposal and defense of a dissertation.