Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Texas at Austin

12 months
9660 USD/module
9660 USD/module
5277 USD/module
Tuition fee
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The electrical and computer engineering graduate program at the Cockrell School of Engineering ranks within the top ten programs in the nation and is among the largest programs at UT Austin. This online executive master’s degree allows students to earn a master’s degree remotely with only one onsite travel visit.


Students will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering, and are given the opportunity for in-depth specialization in some particular aspect of these fields. Academic Tracks for this master’s degree program are being developed to allow students to study areas of research and take tailored course work that best fits their interests and goals. Many tracks have overlap, and most faculty belong to more than one Academic Track.

This 30-credit hour program must be completed within five years, and the increased flexibility allows you to work at a pace that is designed to fit your busy schedule. Thesis, Report, and coursework-only options are available. The degree you will earn is identical to that awarded by the full-time program and comes fully backed by the globally recognized UT Austin brand.

Academic Tracks:

  • Architecture, Computer Systems, and Embedded Systems (ACSES) - Computer architecture is at the interface of computer hardware and software. Its practitioners are responsible for specifying, designing, and implementing at the architecture level the hardware structures that carry out the work specified by computer software.
  • Decision, Information, and Communications Engineering (DICE) - This track involves research and design in: Communications and networking, Data science and machine learning, and Controls, signals, and systems.
  • Integrated Circuits & Systems (ICS) - This track involves all aspects of analysis, design, synthesis, and implementation of digital, analog, mixed-signal, and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits and systems for applications in computing, sensing, and communications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • High-Speed Comp Arithmtc I
  • Data Mining 
  • Digital Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




12 alternative credits


On Campus, Online
  • Fully structured
  • Continuous support with feedback on request

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

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9660 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9660 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9660 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9660 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    5277 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5277 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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