Master of Science in Computer Engineering

The following information describes our on-campus master's program, for information on our online program, visit

Computer Engineering's popularity and relevance have grown tremendously with the recent proliferation of digital computers in our daily lives.

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCE) program in the Department of EECS has three areas of primary focus:

  1. Hardware Systems: including the design and test of VLSI systems, performance, and analysis of complex hardware systems, design methodology based on formal methods and CAD tools.
  2. Software Systems: including the development of large software systems, analysis of the performance of programs, the design of reusable software.
  3. Assured Systems: including computer and network security, formal methods, and verification. More details about these focus areas are given at the end of this section.

The MSCE program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate work beyond the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Normally, these 30 credit hours are achieved by students taking 10 graduate courses. This program has three components: core courses, courses to fulfill a track, and elective courses.

Employment Outcomes
Based on exit surveys of 2017 and 2018 Syracuse University Computer and Electrical Engineering MS graduates.

  • Companies that hire our MS graduates:
    2K, Alibaba Inc., Amazon, Amobee, ANSYS Inc, Bank of America, BlueData, ByteDance, Cadence Design Systems, Cerner Corporation, Charles Schwab & Co., Deloitte, Echostar, Ernst & Young, FedEx Services, GCom Software, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Horison Information Strategies, Hulu, IBM, IMSG, Intel, Ipsumm Inc., Legrand, LinkedIn Corporation, Little Maxima, Lockheed Martin, NetEase Games, Netskope, Northrop Grumman, Nvidia, OmniVision Technologies, Paypal, Pefin, Qualcomm Inc., Realtor, Riskval Financial Solutions, Samsung, Servus Credit Union, Sigfig, Solaborate, SK Hynix Memory Solutions, SparkCharge, SRC Inc, State Grid Corporation of China, Tableau, Touchpal, Turkish Petroleum Co., US Renal Care, Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd., Vmware, Xignite, Inc, Xilinx, Yahoo
  • Job location:
    84% in the US, 16% outside of US
  • Job location within the US:
    34% San Francisco Bay Area, 10% Metropolitan New York City, 8% Syracuse/Central New York, 3% Metropolitan Los Angeles, 3% Washington (Seattle), 3% Metropolitan Baltimore/Washington, DC, 2% Texas (Austin/Dallas/Houston),  32% Other
  • Job titles:
    Net Developer, Associate Software Engineer, Electrical Product Engineer, Embedded Systems Software Engineer, Founder, iOS Developer, Java Developer, Jr. Software Engineer, MTS-2 Software Engineer, Principal Engineer, Program Engineer/ Software Engineer, Programmer Analyst, Research Engineer, RF Engineer, Systems Design Engineer, Senior Engineer, Senior Product, and Applications Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Software Developer, Software Engineer, System operator, Technology Analyst, Test Engineer
  • Base salary range:
    less than $45,000 - $120,000 or more
  • Median base salary range:
    $80,000 - 94,999

View program details in the University Course Catalog

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