Computer and Information Systems Engineering Major
The Master of Science degree program in Computer, Information and Systems Engineering is designed to meet the needs of information industry by preparing its graduates with background in computer hardware, computer software and systems approach to the design and development of computer integrated systems.
The Master of Science degree requires: admission of all degree seeking students to candidacy for the degree after completion of all prerequisites identified at the time of initial admission and the completion of nine (9) required graduate credit hours in residence at the university; a minimum of thirty (30) graduate semester hours of course work, including at least eighteen (18) credit hours of required core courses, six (6) credit hours of thesis, and six (6) credit hours of electives to be chosen from a list of courses and with the consent of the advisor and the approval of the department head.
Substitution within the core courses may be permitted with the consent of the advisor and approval of the department head.
The program provides opportunities for students from electrical or other engineering fields, computer science, and business majors to pursue this degree through different levels of admission status.
For admission to the M.S. in CISE program, the student must have B. S.degree in Electrical Engineering, or other engineering disciplines or Computer Science from an accredited program.
For unconditional admission, the student must also have the necessary prerequisite courses and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above out of 4.00.
Conditional Admission: Since this is an interdisciplinary program, student’s previous preparation in the basic and engineering sciences, electrical engineering and computer science must reflect successful completion of basic sciences and differential equations, numerical analysis, linear algebra, probability and statistics, engineering design and engineering economics, circuit theory, analog and digital electronics, communication theory, advanced programming, data structures and operating systems, computer networks or their equivalents. If an evaluation of the student’s transcripts shows prerequisite deficiencies or a cumulative GPA between 2.75 to 3.0, the student will be eligible for conditional admission. Students with a B. S. degree in Business or other related science areas with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above will be eligible for conditional admission. Also, students with a B.S. degree in engineering with a cumulative GPA between 2.50 to 2.74 and a passing score of 70 in Fundamentals of Engineering will be eligible for conditional admission. Students with exceptional experience in this field will be considered on an individual basis.
Admission to Candidacy
The university policy for admission to candidacy will be followed. However, students admitted conditionally must remove all deficiencies with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 in undergraduate prerequisite courses and accumulate no more than 9 graduate credits before achieving unconditional status.