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Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

*In order to be eligible for a combined pathway leading to a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering or Bachelor of Science in computer engineering and Master of Science in electrical engineering or Master of Science in computer engineering, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in FIU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The combined degree pathway allows students to receive a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering and a master's degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering in 5 years. This provides students with an opportunity to broaden their studies more quickly and efficiently and gives them a competitive edge when applying for the workforce by having not only a bachelor’s degree, but a master’s degree under their belt.

Benefits in enrolling in the combined degree pathway include:

  • Students enrolled in the program may count up to 6 hours of ECE graduate courses as credits for both the BS and MS degrees
  • Designed to be a continuous program – five years exact
  • Graduate assistantships are available once student is granted graduate status

Requirements to be eligible:

  • Students who have completed at least 75-90 hours towards their bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering
  • Earned at least a 3.3 GPA on both overall and upper division courses
  • Recommendation of three ECE faculty members
  • Must also meet the admissions criteria for the graduate program they are applying for.
  • Application typically is submitted to Graduate Admissions before starting the last 30 credits of the bachelor’s degree program.
  • Students must meet all admission requirements of FIU’s University Graduate School.

Interested? Next steps:

  1. Consult with an engineering undergraduate advisor on eligibility to the program.
  2. Meet with Dr. Vladimir Pozdingraduate advisor to learn about the graduate program and available courses before completing the application form.
  3. Applicants will be notified by the department and the University Graduate School of the decision on their applications.