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Computer Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Computer engineers are employed across the wide range of growing industries associated with communications, control, and signal processing and microelectronic fabrication: from the “smart grid” to “software defined radios”; from intelligent vehicle systems to information security for national and commercial customers; from telecommunications to medical instrumentation; from consumer electronics to space-based systems; from microprocessors to supercomputers to MP3 players; from the design of integrated circuits to development of computer-vision capabilities.

Program Overview

Our Computer Engineering program at University of Maryland Baltimore County provides students with challenging hands-on experiences through a broad and rigorous curriculum that includes exposure to multiple programming languages and development tools in their software courses, practical labs featuring up-to-date equipment in their hardware courses, and coverage of such advanced areas as embedded systems design, digital signal processing, and software engineering. All students participate in a senior-year Capstone project that culminates their training.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Students pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering must complete 125 credits of required and elective courses, as shown in the CMPE Four-Year Plan (2014 and later). These requirements include the General Education Program requirements established by the University for the Bachelor of Science Degree. 
  • The Computer Engineering degree offers three tracks: Electronic Systems, Communications, and Cybersecurity. 
  • The Electronic Systems track focuses on large electronic systems and networks. Students who specialize in this track will emerge with experience in VLSI (very large scale integrated) design and the design of programmable logic devices, including FPGAs (fully programmable gate arrays). 
  • The Communications track focuses on computer and electrical communications networks.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A completed UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • A $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • An official or attested copy of your current high school transcript/academic record including an English translation.
  • Official results of completion of state/national secondary school examinations.
  • A final high school transcript/leaving certificate upon completion of your senior year.
  • All non-native English speakers must submit official test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4352 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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