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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

Computer and Systems Engineering M.Eng. (Hartford)


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The Master of Engineering in Computer and Systems Engineering provides the student with the appropriate hardware and software tools needed in such critical areas as digital communications and signal processing, robotics and automation systems, computer communication networks, and software engineering.

Please contact Professor Farooque Mesiya at mesiyf@rpi.edu if you have any questions about the Computer and Systems Engineering program information provided below.

Admission Requirements

  1. Students who have received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.
  2. Students with a B.S. degree in another engineering discipline, mathematics, or physics, subject to the condition that the following essential prerequisites for their chosen area of specialization have been completed:

Program Requirements


Preparatory courses do not apply toward the minimum 30 credit hours required for the Master of Engineering degree.

Digital Communications and Signal Processing


Computer Communications Networks


Robotics and Automation Systems


Electives (15 credits)


  • ECSE 6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, LANS, MANS, and Internetworking
  • ECSE 6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Embedded Digital Control Systems
  • ECSE 6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Applied Digital Signal Processing
  • ECSE 6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Cryptography and Network Security

Sample Curricula for Four Areas of Specialization


Computer Communication Networks


  • ECSE 6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, LANS, MANS, and Internetworking
  • ECSE 6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Cryptography and Network Security

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