Electrical and Computer Engineering

New and Online Executive Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Launching in Fall of 2017, students will participate in projects that involve geographically dispersed teams and gain exposure to CEOs and thought leaders.
Online Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering Launching Fall 2017


The electrical and computer engineering graduate program at the Cockrell School of Engineering ranks within the top ten programs in the nation and is among the largest programs at UT Austin. This new online executive master’s degree allows students to earn a master’s degree remotely with only one onsite travel visit. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering, and are given the opportunity for in-depth specialization in some particular aspect of these fields. Academic Tracks for this master’s degree program are being developed to allow students to study areas of research and take certain courses that best fit their interests and goals. Many tracks have overlap, and most faculty belong to more than one Academic Track.

This 30-credit hour program can be completed within two years, and the increased flexibility allows you to work at a pace that is designed to fit your busy schedule. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. The degree you will earn is identical to that awarded by the full-time program and comes fully backed by the globally recognized UT Austin brand.


2017 Tracks

  • Architecture, Computer Systems, and Embedded Systems (ACSES) - Computer architecture is at the interface of computer hardware and software. Its practitioners are responsible for specifying, designing, and implementing at the architecture level the hardware structures that carry out the work specified by computer software.
  • Decision, Information, and Communications Engineering (DICE) - This track involves research and design in: Communications and networking, Data science and machine learning, and Controls, signals, and systems.
  • Integrated Circuits & Systems (ICS) - This track involves all aspects of analysis, design, synthesis, and implementation of digital, analog, mixed-signal, and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits and systems for applications in computing, sensing, and communications.
  • Software Engineering and Systems (SES) - This track addresses engineering software systems including problem of requirements, architecting, designing, building, testing, analyzing, evaluating, deploying, maintaining, and evolving software systems. This area of study is also available through the alternatively scheduled weekend program in software engineering to professionals who are working full time. To learn more about the master's degree program for working professionals, please visit the Texas Engineering Executive Education.

2018 Tracks

  • Biomedical Engineering - This track is focused in the following areas: biomedical instrumentation, very-large-scale integration biomedical circuits, biolelectromagnets, image and signal processing, machine learning, and health information technologies.
  • Electromagnetics & Acoustics - This track includes the study of electromagnetic and acoustic phenomena ranging from ultralow frequencies to the visible spectrum.
  • Energy Systems - This track involves research in the production, distribution, conversion, and use of electric energy.
  • Plasma/Quantum Electronics and Optics - This track involves the study of plasma dynamics, optics, quantum-optic and photonic devices, and plasma processing of semiconductor
  • Solid-State Electronics - This track focuses on the development and improvement of micro- and nanoelectronic, optoelectronic, and electromechanical devices, and associated materials for a variety of applications.

To learn more about each track, please visit the ECE graduate program website.


Applicants should have an accredited, four-year degree in electrical or computer engineering or related technical field. Work experience is preferred but not required. This degree is relevant to engineers looking for advanced training in electrical and computer engineering technologies and applications, who are looking for new career or leadership opportunities.


Director - Ahmed Tewfik, Ph.D.

Director - Ahmed Tewfik, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #1 Professor

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For additional information on our graduate master's degree programs, please contact Azim Kulov at 512.475.8649.