Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Program Details

Computer Science
Current as of: 07/17/2015

Degree Type: MS

Program Description

In the Computer Science program, the student is provided with the challenging opportunity of pursuing a versatile course of study reflecting the student's desires, background and future responsibilities. The student selects from a variety of specialties which are covered in depth and which probe the frontiers of engineering and scientific knowledge. Special-study courses are available to study emerging technology and its application for solving problems. Advanced concepts and applications are emphasized throughout the program and the thesis research.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. Breadth. Apply foundational scientific concepts and sound engineering principles to efficiently and effectively advance Air Force and DoD technological capabilities.
  2. Depth. Are well-educated, highly valued, and successful engineers and scientists.
  3. Teamwork. Significantly contribute to technical interdisciplinary team projects.
  4. Professionalism. Professionally communicate technical solutions and results.
  5. Lifelong Learning. Continue to pursue lifelong multidisciplinary learning as professional engineers and scientists.

Program Outcomes (POs)

  1. Provide an in depth and comprehensive understanding of Computer Science
  2. Enhance the ability of students to learn, on their own, technical details for which they are responsible.
  3. Enhances the ability of a student to apply the knowledge learned to solve technical problems that arise in research they conduct or supervise.
  4. Enhance the ability of a student to study an issue, identify and evaluate alternative actions, propose an optimal course of action.
  5. Enhance the ability of a student to prepare technical point papers, brief their seniors, and defend their conclusions.

School and Program Admission Requirements

Degree Required: BS in Computer Science or a BS in an engineering, science or mathematical field with extensive course work (24 Semester Hours) in computer science.

Mathematics Required: Discrete mathematics, differential and integral calculus

Test Required: GRE - 153V/148Q

GPA Required: Overall - 3.0 Mathematics - 3.0 Major - 3.0

  • Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case by case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses (16 Hours)

Mathematics/Theory (8 Hours)

Application Sequence (12 Hours)

Choice of Sequences

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks
  • Database Systems
  • High Performance Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Software Engineering

Thesis (12 Hours)