What will I learn?

Work with leaders in the field to create your own computers, video games, or to build and program a robot from scratch. As a CEN undergraduate you will gain the knowledge and skill needed to build and improve computing systems – both hardware and software – ranging from small scale embedded devices to data centers and supercomputers. With numerous electives, you can design the educational path that best fits your interests. And our professional student advisors will help you link your academic knowledge with practical experience.

Combined B.S. plus M.S. five-year programs are offered in bioengineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering. A combined B.S. computer engineering plus M.S. computer science five-year program is also offered.

Which department am I in?

Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$42,324.00 per year
Tuition and Fees: USD $12,570 Plus Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition: USD $29,754
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

3 January 2022

Venue

Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering

900 University Avenue,

RIVERSIDE,

California,

92521, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to an 85 percent on a 100 percent scale). The assessment of a qualifying GPA is based on “a - g” courses (required high school/secondary classes) completed in years 10 and 11. If the high school/secondary school offers a different curriculum, your academic achievement will be based on that educational system’s grading scale.

For international students

To meet minimum requirements to be considered for UCR selection, you must earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to an 85 percent on a 100 percent scale). The assessment of a qualifying GPA is based on “a–g” courses (required high school/secondary classes) completed in years 10 and 11. If the high school/secondary school offers a different curriculum, your academic achievement will be based on that educational system’s grading scale.

English Language proficiency

You can demonstrate proficiency by meeting any of the following exam benchmarks. Keep in mind that you must complete one of these exams by December of your final year of high school/secondary school.

Score 3, 4 or 5 on the AP examination in English Language and Composition, or English Literature and Composition

Score 6 or 7 on the IB Standard Level examination in English (Language A only)

Score 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level examination in English (Language A only)

Score 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination: Internet-based test (iBT): Minimum score of 80 or better; Paper-delivered test: Minimum score of 60 or better.

Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 115

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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