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M.S. Degree Requirements Summary

Effective Fall 2009

The CSE Department offers majors in both Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Both majors permit pursuing one of three plans: Thesis Plan, Comprehensive Standard Plan, or Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Plan. Each plan requires forty-nine units of work.

Core Courses

The following courses must be must be completed for a letter grade (with the exception of CSE 292):

Computer Science Majors:

Computer Engineering Majors:

CSE 202: Algorithms and Analysis

CSE 221: Operating Systems

CSE 240A: Principles of Computer Architecture

Choose THREE of the following courses:
CSE 202, CSE 221, CSE 237A, CSE 240A, CSE 241A

Joint Core Course: CSE 292 Faculty Research Seminar (1 unit seminar, S/U)

Plans

 

 

Thesis

(CS and CE Majors)

Comprehensive

Standard Option

(CS and CE Majors)

Comprehensive

Interdisciplinary Option

(CS and CE Majors)

Concentration*

*Courses Must be taken for a letter grade.

Primary Concentration:

CS majors: 12 units in one of the concentration areas designated by the department (see pre-approved concentrations list)

CE Majors: 12 units from a list of computer engineering courses maintained by the department (see approved list)

Primary Concentration:

CS majors: 12 units in one of the concentration areas designated by the department (see pre-approved concentrations list)

CE Majors: 12 units from a list of computer engineering courses maintained by the department (see approved list)

Primary Concentration:

CS majors: 12 units in one of the concentration areas designated by the department (see pre-approved concentrations list)

CE Majors: 12 units from a list of computer engineering courses maintained by the department (see approved list)

Second Concentration

Not required for this plan

Not required for this plan

Secondary Concentration: 12 units in one of the approved areas outside of CSE. The 12 units must be taken from only one area and approved by the M.S. Committee: Cognitive Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Structural Engineering, and JSOE Management Courses

Electives**

12 units of technical electives

(minimum of 2 courses in CSE, minimum of 2 courses graduate level)

20 units of technical electives

(minimum of 3 courses in CSE, minimum of 3 courses graduate level)

8 units (two courses) of technical electives within CSE and graduate level (200 or higher)

Capstone

12 units of CSE 298 (Research)

4 units of CSE 293 (Project)

4 units of CSE 293 (Project)

 

Thesis

Comp Exam: Project Presentation

Comp Exam: Project Presentation

* Concentration courses must be taken for a letter grade.

** ELECTIVE COURSES: Elective courses may be taken for a letter grade or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. The units obtained in the courses CSE 293, CSE 298, CSE 299, CSE 500, or CSE 501 and any of the one or two unit seminar courses CSE 209, CSE 229, CSE 269, CSE 290 do not count toward the 12 units required.



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