Computer Engineering

Mercer University

24 months
900 USD/credit
900 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Computer Engineering centers around embedded systems that are in the design of digital and computer systems which are part of a larger whole. Real-time constraints are also present in many embedded systems.


At this time, there are many more embedded computers than desktop computers. They are in the data transmission systems of wireless and wired digital networks, in the fuel injection system for cars, in the flight control system for airplanes, in the motion control and sensor system for robots, in the control and protection systems of nuclear power plants and now appear prominently as components in low-cost toys and kitchen appliances. The future undoubtedly holds many more complex embedded systems.

The design of embedded systems requires a range of knowledge and skill. Specifically, software engineering, hardware design, electronic interfacing, computer networks for distributed systems and computer architecture are all important knowledge areas in computer engineering. In the context of a graduate program which has a software engineering program and an electrical engineering program, computer engineering at Mercer offers the full range of topics listed above and fills in with courses which integrate the areas.

The master's degree in computer engineering will provide students with the opportunity to pursue advanced study in these areas.

Programme Structure

The master of science in engineering curriculum requires that at least 18 of the 30 credits be at the 6XX level. In addition, the master of science in engineering in computer engineering curriculum requires that the 30 credit hours meet the following constraints:

  • Approved ECE graduate coursework (9 hours)
  • Approved SSE graduate coursework (9 hours)
  • Other approved graduate coursework or thesis (12 hours)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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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

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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