Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program must meet the minimum University Graduate School admission criteria:
- Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science from an accredited institution.
- International applicants must have studied at a US comparable institution or must have obtained the equivalency to a US degree.
- Applicants may have a bachelor’s degree in a related STEM field and a minimum of one year work experience in the broad areas of computer engineering and/or technology OR a non-STEM bachelor’s degree in any field plus 3 years of relevant work experience. These applicants will be required to take and pass two deficiency courses administered by the College of Engineering and Computing.
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours in upper-level undergraduate work.
- Applicants from science areas other than electrical or computer engineering will be expected to complete sufficient background materials at the undergraduate level prior to unconditional acceptance into the graduate program.
- Proof of English Language Proficiency. If you earned a bachelor degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by earning a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL required minimum score: 550 (paper-based exam) or 80 (internet-based). IELTS required minimum score: 6.5. When requesting official scores, please refer to FIU Institution code 5206. TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years. View list of TOEFL/IELTS-exempt countries.
- Official Transcripts Translation. If official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested for translation by an official translation agency. Both the official translation, as well as the original transcripts, must be submitted to FIU.
- Certified Copy of Diploma if you obtained your degree at a foreign institution.
The following must be submitted:
- A resume including education, training, and employment history, practical and research experience (such as projects and publications), skills and other pertinent information.
- A statement of objective in which the applicant must clearly state his/her intended engineering track, in addition to other information.
- Three letters of recommendation must be sent. Letters are to be from those who have knowledge of the applicant’s prior professional experience (e.g. a supervisor) or of the applicant’s ability to perform graduate work (e.g., a professor) and should attest to the applicant’s intellectual ability, motivation, maturity, and potential.
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to:
FIU Electrical and Computer Engineering
10555 West Flagler St. EC 3900
Miami, FL 33174
Students must have a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or greater. No grade below “C” will be accepted in a graduate program. In order to graduate in a given term, a student must submit an application for graduation to the Office of the Registrar by the appointed deadline. A graduate student must be enrolled the term in which he/she graduates. A student denied graduation must complete the requirements for graduation and reapply for graduation.