12 months
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Computer Engineering program from University of California, Riverside stresses the study of core computer science and electrical engineering topics. 

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Key Features

The Computer Engineering program from University of California, Riverside offers the B.S. + M.S. program and the M.S. degree in Computer Engineering. Specific requirements or each degree are described below. It prepares students for careers in the design of complex systems involving computer hardware, computer software, electronics and electrical signals for communications, networking, desktop computing, and embedded computing.

Students must be in residence at least one year and complete a minimum of 44 quarters units of graduate and upper division under- graduate courses in or related to the major subject area. Students who have completed similar courses elsewhere may petition for waiver of a required course or for substitution of an alternative course. For students interested in interdisciplinary research, individual study programs can be approved.  The normative time for the completion of the M.S. in Computer Engineering is two years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Course 
  • Technical Elective 
  • Graduate level CS/ECE course OR approved undergraduate technical elective (General Elective)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


44 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. The degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent in subject matter and scholarship to that offered by the University of California.  Although we welcome promising students from all disciplines, entering students must have a substantial background in both electrical engineering and computer science.
  • A minimum of 3.2 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) in the undergraduate junior and senior years, and at least 3.5 in any graduate study. These averages are considered the minimum requirements; the actual standard for admission is set by the current pool of applicants, and is generally higher. 
  • All applications are initially reviewed by the graduate program before a recommendation is submitted to the Graduate Division for final approval. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3814 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Riverside

1100 - 1600 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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