Computer Engineering M.S.

You Can Drive the Innovation and Technology Changing the World

Computer Engineering is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines electrical engineering and computer science into a specialized field of practice. The plan addresses the evaluation, design and implementation of computer systems for various applications. Computer engineers improve computers and computing systems and upon completion of your degree, you will be heavily in demand for highly coveted, well-compensated leadership roles across business and industry.

Teaching, Research and Coursework Options Tailored to Your Interests

You can choose either extended coursework option or thesis option, which is more research oriented, based on your career goals. Current specialization areas within the Computer Engineering program include robotics, embedded system design, digital signal and image processing, integrated circuits and systems, communication and networks and high performance computing. You will have the opportunity of conducting research in capstone or thesis courses under the guidance of a program faculty.

The faculty members with extensive industry and academic experiences are considered as experts in their fields and have all the necessary skills in order to give theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical experience to our students. Our local community - which includes NASA Johnson Space Center and major international companies - provides unique resources and experiences to our students.

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Admission Requirements

Explore what the future holds for you by attending University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.

  • Computer Engineering M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (150 Quantitative)
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering or related field


Degree Requirements

UHCL’s College of Science and Computer Engineering has created a solid foundation of study designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you’ll need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.


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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall 2017

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 14
    Final* and Session Start - August 28

  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - September 1
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

**Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The Computer Engineering program at University of Houston-Clear Lake is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).


Computer Engineering M.S. Faculty

Thomas Harman
Thomas Harman

Thomas L. Harman

Director of Center for Robotics Software, Department Chair of Engineering and Professor of Computer Engineering ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3774
Email: harman@uhcl.edu
Office: D101

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Hakduran Koc
Hakduran Koc

Hakduran Koc

Program Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3877
Email: KocHakduran@uhcl.edu
Office: D110

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Jiang Lu
Jiang Lu

Jiang Lu

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3856
Email: luj@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 121

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Liwen Shih
Liwen Shih

Liwen Shih

Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3866
Email: shih@uhcl.edu
Office: D101

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Ishaq Unwala
Ishaq Unwala

Ishaq Unwala

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3849
Email: unwala@uhcl.edu
Office: D222

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Xiaokun Yang
Xiaokun Yang

Xiaokun Yang

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3812
Email: yangxia@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta Annex 10

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Luong Nguyen
Luong Nguyen

Luong Nguyen

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3859
Email: nguyenl@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 112

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Unal Zak Sakoglu
Unal "Zak" Sakoglu

Unal "Zak" Sakoglu

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3813
Email: sakoglu@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta A8

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Ershad Sharifahmadian
Ershad Sharifahmadian, Ph.D.

Ershad Sharifahmadian

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3887
Email: sharifahmadi@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta Building, Room #227

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