Build expertise in networks, hardware and systems

Our Master’s in Computer Engineering prepares leaders in development and design of smart systems

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About the Program

Demand is skyrocketing for computer engineering leaders who can help define our increasingly tech-driven world. Expertise in embedded systems, semiconductor design, artificial intelligence and machine learning helps uniquely position students for success in a variety of career pathways.

In the Master’s of Computer Engineering Program, SMU Lyle graduates learn to apply sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques toward modern computing systems and develop innovative solutions to tough engineering problems.

To learn more about the program, Contact Program Director Ping Gui.


The SMU Lyle Difference

  • In- Demand

    Computer engineering jobs are expected to grow by 13%, faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.

  • Impactful

    Students can pursue a variety of impactful careers, from semiconductor design to biomedical engineering and autonomous systems.

  • Rewarding

    SMU graduates are in the top 5% of highest paid alumni across a variety of fields. (College Factual 2022)

Student Experience



Industry-Leading Faculty


Students experience a curriculum designed by experienced faculty and highly experienced practitioners.

Resource Access


24/7 Resource Access


Students can access online resources – such as notes, course schedules, and even lectures, from anywhere.

Diverse Course


Diverse Coursework


Our coursework includes engaging lectures, quizzes, case studies, and more – accessible anytime, anywhere.


Flexible learning


Flexible Learning


Tailor your experience with our Lyle Anywhere™ flexible learning platform, providing a mixture of in-person or synchronous online classes. 



Jobs I Can Land


Potential roles include:

  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Firmware Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Semiconductor Engineer
  • Autonomous Systems engineer



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Computer Eng. Research


Our research addresses:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronic design automation
  • VLSI test
  • Computer arithmetic algorithms
  • Disaster and fault tolerance


Admissions Requirements


In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy the following: A bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science or closely related discipline. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be admitted to the program and may be required to take articulation coursework. A minimum GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale in the student’s junior and senior years. A reasonable level of mathematical maturity.


Tuition and Fees

For a complete graduate cost per semester click here

Application Deadlines

The next start date is August 2024. The deadline for applications is July 15.