Master of Engineering

UE’s Master of Engineering professional degree program offers three options:

  • Master of Engineering - Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering - Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering - Computer Science

This 12-month program allows undergraduate students to extend their studies by an additional year and earn both a bachelor’s and Master of Engineering degree. The cost for the program is $525 per credit hour, and students must earn 31 credits to graduate.

Admission Criteria

The University of Evansville accepts applicants into this program who meet the following requirements:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 70 (IBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.
  • Applicants from China must pass College English Test (CET) Level 6 (CET6) as an alternative English test requirement.
  • International students will be admitted into the program provided they meet entrance requirements.


  • This is a 12-month program.
  • Minimum of 31 credits over 2-3 semesters will be required.
  • Designed for those with bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science who wish to gain advanced knowledge and experience in their field.
  • All course work will be done in a classroom.
  • Students take advanced courses in their engineering area option and in related fields.
  • All degree options have the same format but differ in course requirements and content.
  • Option to go to Harlaxton College (UE’s living, learning center in England) to do research with UE professors.
  • Working professionals and part-time students will finish their degree at their own pace.

Advantages of the Master in Engineering Degree

  • Undergraduate engineering students can extend their studies by one year and obtain both a bachelor’s in engineering and a Master of Engineering degree.
  • A Master of Engineering degree enables students to begin their career at an advanced level.
  • Those with a Master of Engineering degree stand out in the job market and work place as most engineers only have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Salary for engineers with a Master of Engineering degree is typically $20,000 higher than for those engineers with just a bachelor’s degree.

Course Requirements

  1. Students will select four of the following 500-level courses from their discipline for 14 credit hours:
    • CS 515 – Cryptography
    • CS 530 – Artificial Intelligence
    • CS 540 – Databases
    • CS 555 – Computer Graphics
    • CS 570 – Operating Systems
    • CS 573 – Mobile App Development
    • CS 575 – Networks
    • CS 590 – Software Engineering
    • EE 510 – Analog Circuit Synthesis
    • EE 511 – Digital Signal Processing
    • EE 515 – Digital Image Processing
    • EE 521 – Photonics I
    • EE 522 – Photonics II
    • EE 530 – Energy Conversion Systems
    • EE 540 – Communication Electronics
    • EE 545 – Power Electronics
    • EE 554 – Microcontrollers
    • EE 556 – Small Computer System Design
    • EE 558 – Real-time and Embedded Systems
    • EE 565 – Digital Control Systems
    • EE 570 – Communications Theory
    • EE 571 – Wireless Communications
    • EE/CS 598 – Independent Study
    • EECS 599 – Special Topics
  2. Take three courses, which may be outside the discipline. All but one of these must be 400-level. One course may be at the 300 level.
  3. Six credit hours of thesis credit in the discipline.
  4. Two one-hour courses of graduate seminar.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application for admission.
  2. Submit English language requirements if needed.
  3. Provide two letters of recommendation.
  4. Provide an official transcript from all colleges attended.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Tony Richardson
Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Office Location:
Room 266, Koch Center