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Washington University in St. Louis
Named for George Washington, Washington University in St. Louis was founded in 1853. The school spans more than 2,300 acres across several campuses and is comprised of more than 150 buildings. In 2010 U.S. News and World Report ranked the university 13th in the nation in the undergraduate category and ranked 20 graduate and professional programs among the top ten of their field.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science is comprised of multiple departments, including the electrical and systems engineering, biomedical engineering and computer science and engineering departments. As of 2011 the school is home to approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and boasts more than 19,000 alumni. The goal of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering is to bring innovation to a variety of fields through technical and creative use of hardware and software.
Computer Engineering Programs
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Through a combination of hands-on computer laboratory practice and academic study, students in the B.S. in Computer Engineering program are prepared to address design, development and technical issues related to computer hardware and software. Coursework includes the study of software and computer design, system analysis, operations systems, programming languages and digital systems engineering. Students of this program may choose to enroll in a joint B.S. and M.S. program that can be completed in five years due to combined curriculum.
Master of Science in Computer Engineering
To enroll in the M.S. in Computer Engineering program, students must already hold a bachelor's degree program with relevant computer technology courses. The program can be taken as a thesis or non-thesis option and requires the completion of 30 credit hours for graduation. Coursework may vary greatly based on academic interest and may cover topics like systems architecture, networking, control systems and robotics. A thesis or independent project may supplement credit hours.
Ph.D. in Computer Engineering
To complete a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the University of Washington in St. Louis, students must complete a total of 72 credit hours of coursework and research, each leading to the development of an original, publishable dissertation. Teaching experiences, as well as mandatory faculty-monitored research and communication criteria, are also required. Coursework is largely determined by the student's chosen area of research.