MS in Computer Engineering
George Mason University

About George Mason University

George Mason University, adorably referred as GMU, is a public research university located in the city of Fairfax, Virginia. Established in 1957, GMU is one of the common universities for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science program for students with just an average profile. Even though the university is not highly ranked in the United States of America, there are a good amount of Asians, especially Indians, who join this university every year.

OVERVIEW OF Computer Engineering
AT George Mason University (GMU)

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Tuition Fee

STEM Course
The MS in Computer Engineering at GMU is a government-designated STEM degree and so international students may be eligible for the 24-month F1 OPT (optional practical training) extension.

Course Duration
18 months






UG Score


Work Ex

13 months

GMU Computer Engineering

Spring Deadline (Send docs)
01 October, 2019

Fall Deadline (Send docs)
15 January, 2020


Fall: 14 May |
*Estimate based on previous dates reported by Yocketers

Course Description

Computer Engineering involves knowledge of hardware and software development. The students learn how to design new generations of computers, as well as embedded computing systems, such as those found in smartphones, cars, appliances, computer networks, smart factories, and the internet-of-things. The program covers the entire digital integrated circuit design process targeting Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), using various optimization criteria, such as speed, cost, power, energy, reliability, and security. It also encompasses the complete software development process targeting microcontrollers, microprocessors, multi-cores, and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).


Required courses:

  • Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (Lab)
  • Introduction to Signal Analysis
  • Signals and Systems I
  • Electric Circuit Analysis I
  • Electric Circuit Analysis I (Recitation)

Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Earned or will earn a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a nationally recognized non-US institution.
  • Applications may be submitted during the final year of undergraduate study. Note: Acceptance is contingent on award of a baccalaureate degree before matriculation to a graduate or professional program at Mason.
  • Earned a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scales or better in your baccalaureate study. Note: The GPA requirement can be higher for individual programs.

Job Prospects and Placements for Computer Engineering at George Mason University

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  • Apple
  • Boeing
  • Google
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