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Colorado Technical University

MS in Computer Engineering

Students enrolled in Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Computer Engineering program have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to design computer architectures and CMOS circuitry and implement project management techniques. Learn more about this Colorado Technical University degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to CTU's Master of Science in Computer Engineering program should have some experience and educational background in the computer or electrical engineering fields. Applicants to Colorado Technical University's programs should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

CTU's Master of Science in Computer Engineering program is designed to teach students about modern computer design, modern electronic design, foundations of computer systems security, leadership and ethical-decision making, and solid-state devices. No thesis requirement is included in the curriculum but students do have the ability to choose two elective courses in the areas of computer science and electrical engineering.

Learning Format:

Offered at selected campuses

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and Colorado Technical University's Staff help students identify aid options. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Financial aid options differ based on the program's learning format.

Total Credits Required:

44 credits

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Computer Engineering:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Technical University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • CE 605: Modern Computer Architecture (4 credits)
  • CE 660: Modern Computer Design (4 credits)
  • CS 651: Computer Systems Security Foundations (4 credits)
  • CS 671: Software Systems Engineering Process (4 credits)
  • EE 600: Modern Solid State Devices (4 credits)
  • EE 660: Modern Electronic Devices (4 credits)
  • INTD 670: Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (4 credits)
  • PM 600: Project Management Processes in Organizations (4 credits)
  • PM 610: Project Planning, Execution, and Closure (4 credits)

Elective Courses

  • CS Elective: One CS 600-level course
  • EE Elective: One EE 600-level course

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students who have completed Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Computer Engineering program could pursue jobs in the computer engineering field. Telecommunication companies and research and design firms that specialize in computer hardware and software design could be potential employers. Computer engineers who have many years of experience often move into project management positions.

Some possible job titles may include:

  • Computer software engineer
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Technical support specialist
  • Sales representative

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.