Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Online

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) offers a Master of Engineering (MEng) Degree in Computer Engineering which is 100% online.  This distance education program is ideally suited to working professionals seeking to advance their careers. A typical schedule includes one class a semester, allowing students to finish their degree in 5 years.

Application Information

The Master of Engineering degree program in Computer Engineering is intended for students who have a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. For students with a bachelor’s degree in other engineering disciplines, or in some closely related sciences may be considered for provisional admission if other admission requirements are met.

Application Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering or closely related field
  • GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) at an undergraduate level
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) score of 155 or better on the Quantitative section; GRE scores are required for MEng applicants only if the applicant’s undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 or if the applicant has less than two years of full-time employment in the field.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Non-native speakers of English must also satisfy the English Proficiency Requirement with a TOEFL score of 88 or better (or equivalent)

Application deadlines: for fall admission, please apply by July 15; for spring admission, apply by December 1. More details on application procedures may be found on ECpE Graduate Admissions.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Engineering (MEng) is a course-work only degree program, so there is no thesis or creative component. To complete the MEng degree:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework (No fewer than 22 of these credits shall be earned at Iowa State.)
  • At least 18 of the 30 credit hours of coursework must be from EE or CprE.
  • Independent Study credits (EE or CprE 590) may be taken as often as desired, but only 3 credit hours may be counted toward the credit requirements for your program of study.

More details on MEng program of study requirements are found in the ECpE Supplementary Rules.

Courses:
Visit the ELO courses page for classes currently available. Learn more about the Enrollment Process for Online and Distance Learning.

Contact Information

Stacey Ross
ECpE Graduate Admissions
515-294-9162
ecpe.meng@iastate.edu
Engineering-LAS Online Learning
800-854-1675 or 515-294-7470
elo@iastate.edu