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Computer Engineering MS

The computer engineering master's degree emphasizes the adoption of design methodology and the application of sophisticated engineering tools to the design and development of computer-integrated systems.

Program skills

Hardware/software and their applications, including Machine intelligence, Cyber security, Hardware-software interfaces, Digital systems & IC design. Computer architecture, Computer networks, Robotics, Embedded systems, Software systems, Development/testing of software. Research in advancing computer architecture, machine learning, cyber security, networking & communication protocols, and autonomous robots.

Languages: JAVA, C++, C, Assembly, VHDL, Matlab, Python, UNIX, Linux, Solaris, VMS, Windows

Program facilities equipment

Digital Computer Organization and CUDA Laboratory NXP Embedded Systems Laboratory Harris Senior Design Laboratory Computer Engineering Mentoring Laboratory Digital IC Design Laboratory IoT Design Collaboratory NanoComputing Research Laboratory Real-time Vision & Image Processing Laboratory Networking and Information Processing Laboratory High Performance Architectures Laboratory Multi-core Systems Laboratory Cryptographic Engineering Laboratory Machine Intelligence Laboratory

Program job titles reported

Software Engineer; Embedded Firmware Engineer; Junior Analyst Programmer; Software Applications Engineer; Software Developer; Systems Engineer; Test Engineer

Program significant points

  • As designers and developers of information-processing computing systems, computer engineers play the leading role in the technological revolution propelling humanity’s adventure in the information age.
  • Computer engineering is at work: securing the cyber-physical space, advancing communications with smartphones, improving farming or industrial processes by integrating Internet-of-things (IoT) devices, & leading the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution

Select program hiring partners

Apple, Booz Allen Hamilton, Carbon Black, Council Rock Enterprise, Dolby Laboratories, GE, Kodak Alaris, NRGXP, NVIDIA Corporation, Sandia National Laboratories, Silicon Labs, Sony Corporation of America, Token, Venmo, Xerox


  • Aerospace

  • Insurance

  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Internet and Software

  • Defense

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Manufacturing


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 82.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 9.00%
Alternative Plans 5.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 82.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 9.00%
Alternative Plans 5.00%