48 months
23580 USD/year
23580 USD/year
14814 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Computer Engineering program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) provides advanced instruction and research opportunities in a broad range of computer engineering areas and is focused on both the theoretical and practical aspects of the state of the art in computer engineering.

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Students in the Computer Engineering program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)  are required to take a minimum of 11 courses (33 credits) beyond the bachelor’s degree. At least seven of these courses (21 credits) must be graduate ENEE or CMPE courses, i.e., ENEE/CMPE courses at the 600 or 700 level. The remaining four courses (12 credits) can be CMSC, MATH, STAT, or from any other related discipline at the 600-level or above with the following stipulation and exception:

  • Only three credits of Independent Study (ENEE/CMPE 699) can count toward the total course requirement.
  • Students who have received their Masters at UMBC are allowed to count two 400 level MATH/STAT courses for the PhD degree with approval of their advisors.

The doctoral dissertation must be an original and substantive contribution to knowledge in the student’s major field. It must demonstrate the student’s ability to carry out a program of research and to report the results in accordance with standards observed in the recognized scientific journals related to that field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Architecture
  • Custom VLSI Design
  • Digital Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing Hardware Implementation
  • Computer Arithmetic Algorithms & Implementation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE General Test required (waiver option available)
  • Written Statement of Purpose: review criteria and guidelines on the department website.
  • Ph.D. applicants strongly encouraged to already have an M.S. degree in computer science; strong background in computer engineering, computer science, and mathematics courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14814 USD per year during 48 months.


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