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Computer and Systems Engineering, M.Sc.

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University rank #201 (ARWU) , TX,
The Computer and Systems Engineering (CSE) degree offered by the University of Houston (UH) is a graduate level interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) that provides specialization in Computer Engineering.


Applicants can have a B.S. in any one of the following fields: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a degree in any Engineering field or Quantitative Science. Depending on previous background a set of prerequisites might have to be satisfied before the student starts the graduate program in CSE. A student can complete the degree either on a full or part time basis and has the option of doing a thesis or not.

ECE graduate students can also take full advantage of the college’s location in Houston. Many department researchers work closely with firms in the energy industry, allowing them to address the sector’s most pressing needs. Faculty also have ongoing collaborations with physicians and researchers at Texas Medical Center institutions, enabling them to bring advances from the lab to the clinic as quickly as possible.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer and Problem Solving
  • Digital Logic Design
  • Microprocessor Systems

    Detailed Programme Facts

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

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

    • 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: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

    • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

      Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


      Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


      The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program, a degree in Computer Science, or a degree in Quantitative Science, with a grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0 on the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree and on any coursework completed since graduation.
    • General GRE scores must be submitted. While no minimum GRE scores are used to exclude students, typically students achieving admission to the program have GRE scores greater than 150 on the Verbal, greater than 159 on the Quantitative and greater than 4.0 on the Writing Assessment.
    • International applications must submit additional documents, including meeting requirements in English language proficiency.  

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1016 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1016 USD per credit and a duration of .
    • National

      501 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 501 USD per credit and a duration of .
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    Living costs for Houston

    • 1067 - 1950 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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