Computer Engineering

Students working in a data center
Master of Science

About the Program

Become a leader and innovator in computer engineering by immersing yourself in a master's program that allows you to design systems, explore solutions to computing problems, and get experience in large-scale integration design. At Case Western Reserve University, students are encouraged to flex their entrepreneurial muscles and are supported by facilities and faculty who can help ideas become reality.  Graduates go on to work in technology, health care and medical devices, manufacturing and automation, automotive and aerospace, defense, finance, energy and consulting.

What to Expect

Case School of Engineering has been an academic leader for more than 140 years. Our faculty and facilities offer you the structure and support you need while giving you the freedom to pursue your goals. Computer engineering students can join labs renowned for VLSI design, computer architectures, embedded systems, wireless systems and reconfigurable processors. Choose from one of three tracks—thesis-focused, project-focused, and course-focused—allowing you to customize your learning experience to your particular interests.  

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Beyond the Classroom

Take advantage of all the opportunities CWRU has to offer: ranging from research experiences to design competitions to internships and more. Computer engineering graduate students can take advantage of existing research and experiential programs with other schools on campus in addition to opportunities within the department. 

By the Numbers


engineering laboratories on campus


average salary as of 2019 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


growth in jobs in the field by 2028 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


(and counting) Case School of Engineering alumni around the world


computer engineering master’s program, U.S. News and World Report

Admission Requirements

  • Completed bachelor's degree program in a field of engineering, mathematical or physical sciences is preferred, though all backgrounds are considered.
  • International students must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, or have a posted degree from an English-speaking school. Minimum requirements are available on the School of Graduate Studies site.
  • The GRE requirement is waived for the Fall 2021 admissions cycle.
  • Transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a completed application are required. 
  • Applications are processed through the Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies.

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Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
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