Computer Engineering

A computer engineer in a room filled with computer hardware
Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

About the Program

Expand your professional opportunities in Case School of Engineering’s dual Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Engineering. Once admitted to Case Western Reserve as an undergraduate, you’ll be able to earn a master’s degree in just one additional year, helping you save time and money as you build expertise in the field. 

In our program, you’ll develop the skills needed to design not only the hardware, but also much of the software found in cars, appliances, communication networks, electronics and much more. You’ll leave our program prepared to work as a computer engineer in a variety of industries, including but not limited to academia, research and government organizations.

What to Expect

You can complete these two degrees in just five years. After completing 75 undergraduate semester hours of coursework and prior to attaining senior status, you may apply to the master’s portion of this dual-degree program (typically in your junior year).

In our program, you’ll build upon your foundation in mathematics, physics and computer engineering—and you’ll learn some new skills along the way. You’ll learn to work at both the microscopic level and on a system-wide scale to understand the inner workings of a computer as you research, design, develop and test computer systems and components—such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks and routers.

You’ll come away from our program with the knowledge and expertise needed to thrive in a highly competitive, technical workforce—and tackle current issues in the industry.

Computer engineering graduates typically have some of the highest starting salaries in engineering, entering a range of industries such as financial services, computer manufacturing, chemicals, defense, consulting, transportation, manufacturing, and consumer goods.

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Beyond the Classroom

Through our Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice, you’ll be connected with opportunities to integrate fundamentals from the classroom into the real world—from co-ops, to global study abroad experiences, to pairing you with our world-class industry partners. And we offer numerous fellowships and research assistantships to support you in your studies.

Plus, with more than 25 dynamic student organizations ranging from national chapters to student-created groups, there’s an organization—or several—for everyone. Connect with our engineering community to network, receive coaching and mentoring, and build your resume while making lifelong friends.

By the Numbers


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Admissions Requirements

You must be admitted to Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate computer engineering program. When you’ve completed 75 credit hours of undergraduate coursework, you may apply to the master’s portion of your degree. Normally, this means you will submit your application in the sixth semester of the BS program (usually the spring term of the junior year).

Application requirements typically include:

  • Successful admittance to CWRU as an undergraduate
  • Completion of three years of a computer engineering major
  • Completed online application
  • Statement of objectives
  • Resume/CV
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Test Scores: TOEFL for international students (Institution code = 1105; department code = 0203). You only need to send these official documents if you are accepted; otherwise, you can upload the unofficial scores online during the application process.

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Sree Sreenath Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Sree Sreenath
Program Director, Master of Engineering
Case School of Engineering

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