Computer Engineering

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

24 months
1651 USD/credit
1651 USD/credit
1631 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Earn your master’s in computer engineering from UL Lafayette’s Center for Advanced Computer Studies.


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

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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