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Masters in Computer Science & Computer Engineering

The Center for Advanced Computer Studies combines the computer engineering master's program and the computer science master's program under one research-focused umbrella, providing students with the opportunity to learn about both areas while focusing on research and coursework in either computer engineering or computer science. UL Lafayette was the first university to combine the two related, but distinct, disciplines.

CACS makes its research laboratories and equipment available to students and maintains close working relationships with several research centers like the Center for Business and Information Technology (CBIT), Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE), and UL NASA Regional Application Center (RAC).

Masters in Computer Engineering

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering is designed to prepare a person for a career in the computer design and application field. There are several areas of concentration available.

The computer engineering master's program will help you broaden and deepen your knowledge of computer architecture, embedded systems, and VLSI design by combining hardware and software to create systems.

Visit the Computer Engineering website for more information.

Requirements

The major prerequisite for the program is a Bachelor of Science in electrical or computer engineering; degrees in other areas may be required to do background work before entering graduate study.

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Courses

Computer Engineering offers both thesis and non-thesis (project) tracks earning a minimum of 30 and 33 hours, respectively. The thesis track requires 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis work. The non-thesis track requires 33 hours of coursework, 6 of which are a special project course. 

All students take courses on operating systems, computer architecture, computer design and implementation, and VLSI design.

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School Application Materials, you must also submit a statement of purpose.

Contact

Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Magdy Bayoumi
Phone: 337-482-6147
Oliver Hall, 201H
Email: mab0778@louisiana.edu

Masters in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science is designed to prepare you for a career in the computing field. There are several concentration areas available.

Ours was the first master's in computer science program in the country when it was established in 1962. Since then, we've been teaching and researching communications and networks, intelligent systems, software engineering, and more.

Visit the master's in computer science website for more information.

Requirements

To enter the computer science master's program, you'll be required to have knowledge of certain undergraduate computer science topics and computer-related mathematics. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be required to complete background work.

Courses

The master's in computer science program offers a coursework track, project track, and thesis track.

  • The coursework track requires 33 hours of coursework plus 3 hours of seminar credit.
  • The project track requires 33 hours of coursework, 3 of which are special project credit, plus 3 hours of seminar credit.
  • The thesis track requires 24 hours of coursework plus 6 hours of thesis credit and 3 hours of seminar credit.

All computer science master's students are required to take courses in design and analysis of algorithms—the rest of your courses should be decided with your advisor.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for master's in computer science graduates include:

  • Computer programmer
  • Computer software engineering
  • Database administrator or developer
  • IT network engineering
  • Software architect
  • Web analyst
  • Video game designer

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School Application Materials, you must also submit a statement of purpose.

Contact

Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Anthony Maida
Phone: 337-482-6308
Oliver Hall, 355
Email: asm6678@louisiana.edu