New master of engineering in computer science and engineering offered

The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a highly personalized one-year master of engineering in computer science and engineering designed to provide students computing skills and a competitive edge to meet the demands of modern industry.

The program is specially tailored for individuals who plan to change careers and enter the computer science and engineering (CSE) profession, for international students seeking to establish U.S. credentials in computing, and for current CSE professionals who wish to advance their skills and education.

“A distinctive feature of the program is the ability to customize it to specific individual needs, and to combine the best of computer science and computer engineering education with pursuits in other fields, leading to a capstone project that brings together all of each student’s ambitions, interests and accomplishments in the program,” notes Christopher D. Gill, D.Sc., associate professor and director of master’s programs in computer science and engineering.

The master of engineering in computer science and engineering degree requires 30 units of graduate credit, all of which must be taken for a grade. A six-unit master’s project that culminates in a successful project defense presentation is also part of the curriculum and degree requirements.

At least 15 of the remaining 24 units must be departmental courses at the 400 level or above, with at least nine of those CSE units at the 500 level.

The program begins with the start of the university’s fall semester Aug. 26. Applications are being accepted now and continue on a rolling basis. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university or college are eligible to apply. Interested applicants can apply online at

For more information about the program or application process, contact Madeline Hawkins, CSE graduate student coordinator, at (314) 935-6132 or