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Computer Engineering - M.S.

Computer engineers apply engineering concepts to creatively design, develop and implement hardware and software systems.

Why Choose Computer Engineering?

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At Manhattan College, we’re applying computer engineering skills  across almost every facet of modern life, from bioengineering to robotics. Known as “the College That Built New York,” Manhattan College is now building the future in both a digital and structural sense.

Computer engineers make up one of the highest-paying and most in-demand career fields in the world. According to U.S. News and World Report, employer demand for software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers is predicted to grow 22 percent by 2030. Discover the valuable skills you’ll develop in this program, which have helped students intern and land jobs at Apple, IBM, MTA, GE Healthcare, Philips and other renowned companies. The Manhattan College computer engineering program also prepares students for admission into doctoral programs.

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*Job growth and salary estimate provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

I developed the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly, and apply engineering knowledge to create solutions to real-world IT problems.

Marvel Palatty ’22 , Network Technician at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Customize Your Computer Engineering Master's Degree – and Your Future 

Customize your degree to align with your interests and talents. Students have the option to choose from the following concentrations: 

  • Bioelectrical Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cognitive and Mobile Cloud Computing
  • Remote Sensing and Space Systems

You also may choose from an array of electives, including: 

  • Aerospace and space systems, avionics, remote sensing 
  • Software engineering
  • Artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning, deep learning
  • Computer visualization, cognitive imaging, and computer graphics
  • Bioinspired robotic vision, unmanned autonomous guided systems,
  • Biomedical engineering (bioelectric engineering), medical devices, medical imaging
  • Cybersecurity systems
  • Image processing
  • Embedded computing
  • High performance computing
  • Augmented intelligence and power systems
  • Green energy

Throughout the program, you’ll collaborate with, and learn from world-class faculty, among them Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow George Giakos, and three IEEE Senior Members: Mahmoud Amin, Ahmed Hussein and Yi Wang. Faculty in the computer engineering master’s program work side-by-side with you on research projects, internships, and job placement.

  • Find Learning That Matches Your Lifestyle

    Manhattan College recognizes that you may have professional and family demands. That’s why We’re committed to helping you earn  your computer engineering master’s degree in a way that’s convenient.  

    Typically, the program takes two years (or four semesters) to complete. We also offer an accelerated program, to be completed in two semesters – that means you’ll be finished in a year’s time.

  • Join an Enthusiastic Community

    Faith, respect, community, and social justice are the values that shape Manhattan College. These values continuously foster the supportive, enthusiastic community that makes this college special. Friendships with peers and faculty not only enrich your social life, they deepen your education, pushing you to look at problems differently and even refreshing your capacity for creative thought when you feel “tapped out.”

    Find engineering-related clubs like the Society of Women Engineers and Engineers without Borders.

  • Discover Professional Opportunities

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    While our faculty and programming are second-to-none, our campus is just 35 minutes from midtown Manhattan, which means internships and job opportunities are yet another Manhattan College advantage.

    Additionally, you may apply for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The fellowship includes a stipend to support international research and professional development. Additional research opportunities exist through industrial sponsorships and internships.

    You may also want to leverage national and international conference opportunities.

    Here’s another look at some of the companies our graduates have interned with or worked for post-graduation:

    Apple, IBM, MTA, GE Healthcare, Philips

Build Valuable Skills

As a student, you may create your own hands-on graduate research project, selected from bioengineering, cybersecurity, space systems, robotics, IoT, AI, green energy, medical devices, blockchain, power systems, and other focus areas. 

Our computer engineering master’s program provides an in-depth understanding of:

  • Cognitive computing systems
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer systems, organization, and design
  • Big data, machine learning, deep learning
  • Data communications and computer networks
  • Admission Requirements:

    Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution acceptable to Manhattan College or from a recognized foreign institution and should hold a bachelor's degree from an engineering program that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. 

    The undergraduate degree should be in the same discipline in which the applicant is seeking a master's degree. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree in another engineering or STEM discipline may be required to take prerequisite courses for admission.

    Normally, an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required, although other factors are considered.

    Admission Requirements

  • Program Requirements

    A student must complete a minimum of thirty credit hours of graduate course work.

    See degree requirements

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    Guidance and collaboration are critical in a rigorous program like ours. Manhattan College faculty vigorously support your work.