24 months
1342 USD/credit 30195 USD/year
1342 USD/credit 30195 USD/year
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The Computer Engineering programme from Drexel University requires a minimum of 45.0 approved credits chosen in accordance with a plan of study arranged in consultation with the student's advisor and the departmental graduate advisor.  

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The Computer Engineering programme from Drexel University  has a  curriculum designed to:

  •  (1) address the needs of students with a variety of different backgrounds; 
  • (2) ensure that graduates will have adequate knowledge and skills in at least one area of specialization; 
  • (3) meet the immediate needs of working students as well as to adequately prepare full-time students for a real-world technological environment; and 
  • (4) equip students with tools to grasp and develop new technologies and trends.

Key facts: 

Up to but not exceeding 9.0 research/thesis credits may be taken by students who choose to write a master's thesis. Students who elect a non-thesis option are also encouraged to engage in research, by registering for supervised research credits (not to exceed 9.0 credits).

Students within the Master of Science in Computer Engineering are eligible to take part in the Graduate Coop Program, which combines classroom coursework with a 6-month, full-time work experience.

The MS in Computer Engineering curriculum encompasses completion of a minimum of 45 graduate quarter credit hours, chosen in accordance with the following requirements. Students are encouraged to compose a plan of study, in consultation with the graduate advisors and the student's supervising professor (if applicable).

On-Campus work for International Students

F-1 and J-1 students are allowed to work on-campus while attending classes up to 20 hours a week. This work does not need to be related to your program of study, but you must maintain your student visa status while engaged in this type of work.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Theory of Computation
  • Applied Symbolic Computation
  • Machine Learning
  • Approximation Algorithms 
  • Computational Geometry
  • Fundamentals of Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree equivalent to a US bachelor's degree in computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering. Students holding degrees in other engineering and science disciplines with appropriate coursework or training will also be considered.
  • Appropriate coursework includes experience with all of the following: Software (advanced programming and operating systems); Computer Architecture (digital systems design, computer organization and architecture); Algorithms and Data Structures; Computer Networks. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last two years of undergraduate studies, as well as for any subsequent graduate-level work.
  • The GRE General Test is required of applicants to full-time MS and PhD programs. Students whose native language is not English and who do not hold a degree from a US institution must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    30195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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