Colorado State University

Computer Engineering – M.E. & M.S.


102 Administration Building

Fort Collins, CO 80523

United States


(970) 492-4898

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Engineering (M.E.) Computer Engineering Specialization & Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Engineering

Format: Online

Program Description:

Whether you're looking to increase your salary, earn the opportunity to work on higher-level projects, or need to keep up with the pace of innovation, CSU's computer engineering master's degree can help you get there.

The M.E. and M.S. programs are coursework-only degrees that focus on a wide range of hardware and software applications. Heavy emphasis is placed on:

  • Computer system design and exploration
  • Architecture of mobile and warehouse-scale computers
  • Network programming
  • Internet protocols

Study with expert faculty

Colorado State University is currently home to a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) in Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Technology and a partner in an ERC in Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere. NSF ERCs are highly prestigious institutes that focus on research of national and global importance. The NSF's recognition of CSU is a testament to the caliber of research our faculty produce and bring into coursework.

As a student in the online master's in computer engineering, you will study with the same faculty who teach on campus and benefit from the knowledge gained through their research. The computer engineering master’s degree you earn online is the same degree on-campus students earn, but with the flexibility to study from wherever you are.

Career opportunities

Make a bigger impact within your company and enjoy the salary benefits that come with it. Computer engineers are in demand across virtually every industry, allowing you to pair your passion with your master's degree.

The online master's programs prepare students for a wide variety of computer engineering careers in diverse industries, including, but not limited to:

  • Power and energy
  • Space and aerospace
  • Government and military sectors
  • Healthcare systems
  • Communication equipment and hardware manufacturing
  • Computer networks, information systems, and cyber security
  • Natural resources and the environment
  • Biosciences, biomedical engineering, and health sciences

Computer engineers are consistently listed at the top of the salary range with incomes of $111k-$134k for mid-career professionals, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

• Bachelor of Science from a regionally accredited institution in engineering, computer science, physics, or related field that includes coursework in calculus • 3.0 GPA in undergraduate degree • GRE test scores (required) • Only persons with bachelor's degrees from colleges or universities accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) are eligible to apply. International students must hold degrees equivalent to U.S. bachelor's degrees and should be among the top students in their classes. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) degrees are not accepted

International Student Requirements:

• Official transcript translation Ensure official transcripts include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required). • Official TOEFL scores Submit official TOEFL scores through the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075). In general, all applicants from countries in which English is not the official language and who do not have an undergraduate degree from a country in which the official language is English (Canada, U.K., Australia, USA, New Zealand, etc.) must submit TOEFL scores. The minimum score for applicants is 80 on the internet-based test (550 on the paper-based test or 6.5 on the IELTS). The TOEFL may be waived for applicants who have been working in the United States for several years.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 685 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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