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Computer Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Computer engineers are responsible for the physical technological systems that make our lives easier, make everyday tasks more convenient, and give us abilities we didn’t know we even wanted. Master’s in computer engineering graduates help create better mobile technology, fitness wearables, entertainment devices, medical devices, and more.

The computer engineering master’s program is designed for students and professionals who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of computer architecture, embedded systems, or VLSI design. In our computer engineering master’s degree program, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of hardware and software to create intricate systems.

In our master’s in computer engineering program, we emphasize:

  • computer design and system architecture
  • computer networks and communications
  • Internet and network security
  • parallel and distributed computing
  • VLSI and system-on-chip architectures
  • robotics and automation
  • mobile and wireless communication
  • visual and image computing
  • intelligent computing
  • real-time systems
  • virtual reality
  • digital entertainment design and development


  • The Undergraduate Computer Science Program offers an ABET accredited bachelors degree in Computer Science with a choice of 5 concentrations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computational Basis of Bioinformatics
  • Computational Genomics
  • System-theory
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Network Security
  • Principles of Computer Communications and Networks
  • Error-control Codes for Computer Systems
  • Principles of Computer Graphics
  • Cryptography and Data Security
  • Digital Techniques in Telecommunications
  • Lossless and Lossy Data Compression
  • Principles of Artificial Intelligence
  • Automated Reasoning
  • Autonomous-Agent Architecture
  • Computational Basis of Intelligence
  • Computer-Control Based Robotics and Automation Systems
  • Intelligent Machines: Theory, Design and Applications
  • Cognitive Science I
  • Cognitive Science II
  • Principles of Computer Architecture
  • Parallel Processing Organization
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems
  • Introduction to Data Parallel Algorithms and Architectures
  • Embedded System Design
  • Entertainment Computing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for graduate study at UL Lafayette, you must:
  • have (or soon have) a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a regionally accredited university.
  • demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) if you are an international applicant
  • provide additional application materials (including GRE/GMAT) depending on the degree program to which you're applying

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1864 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1864 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1572 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1572 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1572 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1572 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lafayette

  • 925 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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