The mission of the Computer Engineering program is to provide students instruction in the pragmatic application of core knowledge by which they can specify, design and develop large and small computer systems for industrial and scientific purposes. There is an emphasis on microcomputer-based embedded systems.
The Computer Engineering program prepares students to assume leading roles developing and using computers and computer systems. It emphasizes the evaluation, design and implementation of computers and networks. Students also design and customize software for various applications.Current specializations include advanced system architecture, computer control systems, digital signal processing, and telecommunications. The program consists of formal courses, laboratory work, and faculty- guided research in one of the specialty areas.
Goals and Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) of the Computer Engineering program
- As practicing engineers, shall apply core knowledge (mathematics, science and engineering) to specify, design, develop and test computer systems, including the ability to work effectively on multidisciplinary teams and to communicate effectively to achieve objectives.
- As practicing engineers, shall have demonstrated the capability to solve engineering problems, using modern tools and techniques, drawn from a range of technical specialties (telecommunications and networking, digital controls and real-time systems) that are consistent with the needs of our industrial constituents and the expertise of the faculty.
- As practicing engineers, shall exercise professional and ethical responsibilities.
- As practicing engineers, shall successfully demonstrate the mastery of higher order thinking skills including quantitative and qualitative analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information, argumentation, problem solving and creativity. Serve communities, make significant contributions to society and consider the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. Participate in lifelong learning experiences in the professional community.
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.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE Total Score of 290 (150 Quantitative)
- Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering or related field
Effective Fall 2018
- An undergraduate degree in computer engineering electrical/electronics engineering, computer science or other disciplines related to computer engineering
- If GPA >= 3.0/4.0 GRE requirements will be waived if at least one of the following
conditions is met:
- The applicant received his B.S. degree from an ABET-accredited program.
- The applicant has at least 2 years of industry or government work experience in a program related field after receiving BS degree. One recommendation letter from a supervisor or an employment verification letter is needed to verify the work experience)
- The applicant has another master's degree
- If 2.5 <= GPA < 3, GRE Quant. >= 155 and GRE total >= 290
- If 2.2 <= GPA < 2.5, GRE Quant. >= 160 and GRE total >= 290
Curriculum and Instruction
The curriculum and faculty research emphasize the integration of systems design, software
applications and hardware design. Current specializations within the computer engineering
degree plan include computer control systems, industrial automation and robotics,
fault-tolerant computing, parallel processing, telecommunications and networking.
The plan consists of formal courses, laboratory work and research in one of the specialty
areas conducted under the guidance of a faculty adviser.
Graduate Degree Options
- Students selecting the thesis option must select a committee and submit a formal thesis proposal to the Office of the Dean before enrolling for thesis courses. The thesis committee will consist of at least three members, two of whom must be full-time UHCL faculty members. A full time faculty member of the College of Science and Engineering will serve as the chair of the committee. The Office of the Dean will notify students, chairs and committee members of approval of the committee composition. The chair will report the final grades.
- Students must register for the appropriate thesis research course no later than the first long semester after the Dean has accepted the proposal. Visit the Master's Degree Option: Master's Thesis section of this catalog for more information.
- The Graduate Thesis Guidelines and Procedures Manual (available in the Office of the Dean) describes University and CSE guidelines and procedures relating to the graduate thesis committee, thesis proposal, the thesis document, and defense.
Extended Course Work Option
- All graduate plans in the college offering this option require a capstone course.
- Consult the particular plan area for specific extended coursework option requirements.
- Some plans offer an internship option. Refer to your particular area of interest.
Research Project Course Option
- Some plans offer a research project course option. Refer to your particular area of interest.
Information for Current Students
Registration and Enrollment
- Class Schedule
- Enrollment Processes
- Waitlisting a Class
- Enrollment Verification
- Types of Aid