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Salary and Career Info

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

Computer Engineer; Computer Vision Engineer; Data Scientist; Embedded Software Test Engineer; Embedded Systems Software Developer; Hardware Design Engineer; Product Development Engineer; Machine Learning 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

Advanced Micro Devices; Apple; Asurion; Athenahealth; Cirrus Logic; Council Rock Enterprise; KeepTruckin; Kodak Alaris; Micron Technology Inc.; Ocean Insights; Palo Alto Networks; Parsons; Schneider; Silicon Labs; Systems & Technology Research; Vanteon; Xerox


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 73.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 27.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 73.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 27.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about RIT’s engineering education? It’s the opportunity to complete engineering co-ops and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a master’s degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your engineering field of study. And it sets RIT engineering graduates apart from their competitors. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the computer engineering master's program.