MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Five-Year CE BS/ ECE MS Program

Fairfield University offers a five-year program leading to both a BS in computer engineering and a MS in electrical and computer engineering. 

Graduate engineering education is key to innovation and central to economic health. A graduate degree has become far more commonplace and a master's level engineering education nets a great return on your investment. This program reduces the time to a master's by at least one year and provides credentials that will service you throughout your adult professional career. The director of the five-year programs as well as the chairman of the Computer Engineering Dept. is Dr. Doug Lyon.

Students may request a change of status from the undergraduate to the undergraduate/graduate combined plan of study at any point after the following conditions are met:

  • Completed 60 credits towards the BS in computer engineering
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have approval of their faculty advisor

The Five-Year, Dual Degree curriculum (156 credits):

Year 1 Fall Semester credits
EG 31 Fund. of Engineering 3
EN 11 Texts & Contexts 1 3
MA 145 Calculus 1: Eng. & Physics majors 4
PH 101 Intro. to Philosophy 3
PS 15 General Physics 1 3
PS 15L General Physics 1 lab 1
Total   17
Year 1 Spring Semester  
EN 12 Texts & Contexts II 3
MA 146 Calculus II: Eng. & Phyics majors 4
PS 16 General Physics II 3
PS 16L General Physics II lab 1
RS 101 Exploring Religion 3
SW 131 Fund. of Programming for Eng. 3
Total   17
Year 2 Fall Semester  
EE 213 Intro to Electric Circuits 3
EE 213L Electric Circuits lab 1
EN100-199 English Core Literature 3
MA 231 Discrete Mathematics 3
MA 245 Calculus III: Eng. & Physics majors 4
SW 232 Adv. Programming & Data Struct. 3
Total   17
Year 2 Spring Semester  
CR Major Elective 3
CR 245 Digital Design I 3
CR 245L Digital Design I lab 1
EC 11 Intro. to Microeconomics 3
HI 10 Origins of the Modern World 3
MA 321 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Total   16
Year 3 Fall Semester  
CR 246 Digital Electronics Design II 3
CR 331 Biomedical Signal Processing 3
EE 346 Embedded Microcontrollers 3
EE 346L Microcontrollers lab 1
GE General Elective I 3
Total   16
Year 3 Spring Semester  
VP Art History Elective 3
CR 320 Computer Networks 3
CR 332 Biomedical Imaging 3
PH Philosophy Elective 3
SC Science Elective 3
SC Science Elective lab 1
Total   16
Year 4 Fall Semester  
ECE Major Elective I 3
EG 390 Senior Design Project I 3
GE General Elective II 3
HI History Elective 3
RS Religious Studies Elective 3
Total   15
Year 4 Spring Semester  
AE 287 Engineering Ethics 3
CD 211 Engineering Graphics I 3
CR 333 Biomedical Visualization 3
ECE 420 Readings in ECE 3
EG 391 Senior Design Project II 3
SS Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
Year 5 Fall Semester  
ECE Major Graduate Elective 2 3
ECE Major Graduate Elective 3 3
ECE Major Graduate Elective 4 3
ECE Major Graduate Elective 5 3
Total   12
Year 5 Spring Semester  
ECE Major Graduate Elective 6 3
ECE Major Graduate Elective 7 3
ECE Major Graduate Elective 8 3
ECE Major Graduate Elective 9 3
Total   12