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5 Year Combined B.S./M.S.

Electrical and Computer Engineering student working with unknown equipment and batteries.

An Accelerated Path to a Promising Career

Outstanding undergraduate students may pursue combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degrees in either electrical or computer engineering, achieving both degrees by the fifth year of study. If all the requirements of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Graduate Admissions are met, students will receive either a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Engineering at the end of the fourth year and a Master of Science in Engineering by the end of the fifth year.

To complete the work for both degrees within five years, students must make a commitment to the B.S. Eng. / M.S. Eng. program before the end of their junior year and must take two 500-level graduate courses as their technical electives in their senior year. If the grades in these courses are "B" or better, they will count toward the M.S. Eng., as well as the B.S. Eng. degrees.

A principal benefit of the early identification of academic goals by the student and advisor is a careful structuring of coursework that permits the scheduling of prerequisites and required courses in sequence, thus saving a considerable amount of time.