M.Sc. On Campus Online

Computer Engineering

University of Southern California

12 months
60446 USD/year
60446 USD/year
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Computer Engineering is the creative application of engineering principles and methods to the design and development of hardware and software systems. The Computer Engineering MSc program at University of Southern California encompasses the design, development, testing, and evaluation of components, systems, and networks.


Research in Computer Engineering strives to achieve higher performance in the systems and components that are built as well as in the design process. 

At University of Southern California, research is focused in three main areas: 

  • Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing, Design and 
  • Analysis of Computer Networks and their Protocols, and VLSI Design and 
  • Computer Aided Design and Verification of VLSI.

This Computer Engineering MSc program at University of Southern California is administered by the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Networks 
  • Computer Systems Organization
  • MOS VLSI Circuit Design
  • Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers
  • Design and Analysis of Computer Communication Networks 
  • Broadband Network Architectures 
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • VLSI System Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


28 alternative credits


On Campus, Online
  • No Attendance

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university.
  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average).
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.
  • Satisfactory performance in previous coursework related to the intended major.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
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