What will I learn?

This flexible program empowers you to choose from courses in the computer, electrical and industrial engineering fields, including communications, control systems, digital systems, software engineering, power and energy systems and mathematics.

The engineering departments offer a strong interdisciplinary program. All graduate faculty members have Ph.D. degrees from major universities and are active in research.

The student may elect courses in several engineering disciplines or strong options in a few disciplines. Both thesis and non-thesis programs can be arranged.


As a graduate of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Use skills and tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Design and conduct experiments; analyze data
  • Design systems or processes within realistic constraints
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities
  • Understand the impact of engineering in economic, environmental and societal contexts

Career Paths

Graduates could work in a variety of fields depending on their concentration!

  • Software Developer
  • Systems Software Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$10,977.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected May, October 2022

Start date

10 January 2022


Purdue University Northwest

Hammond Campus,

2200 169th Street,



46323, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants ordinarily will be expected to hold baccalaureate degrees from colleges or universities of recognized standing prior to admission as graduate students. Three-year Bologna bachelor’s degree recipients are eligible for graduate admission. Applicants for a masters degree program should have achieved a 3.0/4.0 grade point index or higher for the baccalaureate degree or have other academic indices indicating superior performance to be considered for unconditional admission.

For international students

Applicants must have

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from an institution accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET)

Test scores: IELTS score - An overall band score of 6.5 is required for admission; TOEFL - minimum Internet-Based (iBT) scores: 80.

Application Deadlines: May 15 for fall admission; October 15 for spring admission; March 15 for summer admission.

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


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