Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Computer Engineering MS

Program Overview

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.

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Science


  • Approximately 30 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 1 block, 12 weeks/semester
  • Co-op availability: N/A

Salary Information

Co-op:        $30.27                                  $17.00 - $40.00
MS:             $84,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

Hardware/software & 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, & autonomous robots.

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

Equipment & Facilities

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

Job Titles

Software Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Associate Machine Learning Scientist, Embedded Software and Security Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Data Scientist, Computer Engineer, Software Development Engineer

Significant Points

  • As designers and developers of information-processing computing systems, computer engineers play the leading role in the technological revolution propelling humanity‚Äôs 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

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Intel Aunalytics, Inc. D2S Inc IBM Intel Corporation Intellectual Ventures Mentor Graphics Microsoft Nirveda Cognition Inc SSR Labs Inc Inc Stryker Texas Instruments The MITRE Corporation TORC Robotics U.S. Department of Defense Uber

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Diedra Livingston, the program coordinator who works with the Computer Engineering program. You can access information about services through our web site at

Diedra Livingston, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.4282
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603