Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue University Graduate Programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering on the Campus of Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis

Greetings from the Purdue School of Engineering, on the campus of Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis!

I want to inform you of another opportunity for you to obtain your  Master’s degree.  Why not consider one of Purdue University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Master’s Programs at IUPUI!  Are you graduating with a BS degree in engineering with a minimum 3.0 GPA  and are interested in obtaining your Master’s degree from Purdue University?  If so, Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, can help you obtain your goal of a Purdue University Master’s Degree!

Graduate study in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is an exciting way to expand your technical knowledge, gain new skills in research, and advance your career. The Purdue University ECE Graduate Program boasts outstanding faculty who are actively involved in cutting-edge research. Many research projects are interdisciplinary areas, involving collaboration with schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Information, and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The department's research laboratories are well equipped and available to its students for their advanced projects and thesis research. These laboratories are supported by a wide range of research grants from government agencies, industry, and private foundations.

Purdue University Masters Degree Programs at Indianapolis:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers three graduate degree programs as follows:

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE),
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE), and
  • Master of Science (MS)

The Purdue University MSECE, MSE and MS are awarded to students who have been accepted into and satisfied the requirements of the ECE Master’s program. The specific degree awarded depends on the undergraduate background of the student and the student’s willingness to make up deficiencies (if any) in undergraduate ECE background as outlined below:

The Purdue University MSECE degree is awarded to students who satisfy the requirements of the ECE program and any one of the following conditions: 
  • An undergraduate degree in CmpE, ECE, or EE from an ABET 2 accredited institution.
  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, if the student’s course work includes junior or senior level courses in a) operating systems, b) compiling, and c) computer architecture. Prerequisite material for these courses is implicitly required.
  • Any other undergraduate degree, plus satisfaction of a specified set of ECE undergraduate requirements. 

The Purdue University MSE degree is awarded to students who satisfy the requirements of the ECE program or interdisciplinary emphasis requirements, and who hold an undergraduate degree in engineering (other than CmpE, ECE, or EE) from an ABET accredited institution, and who have not satisfied the specified set of ECE undergraduate requirements.

The Purdue University MS degree is awarded to students who satisfy the requirements of the ECE program, or interdisciplinary emphasis degree requirement, and who hold an undergraduate degree in a non-engineering discipline, and who have not satisfied the specified set of ECE undergraduate requirements.

Please refer to the Master's Program Handbook for complete information regarding the degree programs and the necessary requirements.

Advanced work is directed toward research and professional development in signal/image/video processing, computer engineering, control and robotics, microelectronics, power, artificial intelligence, security, networking, and biometrics. A student can choose either a thesis option or a non-thesis option, each option requires a total of 30 semester credit hours. Completing a master's degree is a good way to enhance one's competiveness in the job market, where additional expertise leads to increased levels of responsibility.   

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To Apply

GRE scores are required for all applicants planning to begin graduate study in the Fall of 2010 or later, except for students enrolled in the IUPUI BS/MSECE program.  Application should be made through the ECE Graduate Admissions for Master's of Science Degree Programs.

ECE Career Opportunities

A Purdue University degree in electrical and computer engineering qualifies you for jobs in many fields – including biomedical devices, power, electronics design, robotics, telecommunications, computer and computer network design, and much more. IUPUI electrical and computer engineering students have been sought out and employed, often before they graduate, by some of the best companies in the world. In addition, ECE grads often pursue higher degrees or professional degrees in fields such as medicine, business, or law.

Where Our Graduates Work

Our students work at many of the top companies in the industry and the world, such as:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Boeing
  • Cisco
  • Cummins
  • Delphi
  • Eli Lilly
  • General Electric Aviation
  • Google
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Intel
  • L3 Engineering
  • Motorola
  • NSW Crane Naval Base
  • Orbitz
  • Raytheon
  • Rockwell
  • Rolls Royce
  • Symantec/Verisign
  • Texas Instruments
  • many, many more...