Umass Amherst Master In Electricals & Computer Engineering

Course Starts:


Admission: Closed

Delivery type

In Person / On-Campus

Course Duration

2 Years

Deadline to apply


Course fee

USD 49,000

Class timings


Course Overview

The demand for connected devices spans industries such as energy, automotive, consumer devices, healthcare, and more. Over the next decade, career growth in Internet of Things (IoT) will demand deep experience in a range of technologies in both hardware as well as software to develop the most complex systems in human history. Tied to this technological triumph will be essential challenges across security, privacy, complexity, evolving architectures, and competing standards. These must be solved by a new wave of engineers. Through the MS ECE Live Program, gain the skills and knowledge you’ll need to make significant contributions to the field and rapidly grow your career. The program facilitates knowledge sharing and professional development across continents to help you advance your career in areas such as:

Programme Overview

The MS ECE 1+1 is a two-year program that begins in India and ends in the U.S. Spend the first two semesters taking live, remote courses in a classroom environment, then travel to the U.S. to complete your second year on our campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. Learn new approaches to electrical and computer engineering from professors and researchers who are at the forefront of technological innovation in the United States and around the world. The studies will span two continents, giving students a collaborative and unparalleled cross-cultural learning experience.

Our alumni are sought after by leading companies such as General Electric, Microsoft, Google, Intel, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, MIT Lincoln Labs, MathWorks, Oracle, Qualcomm, Samsung, Opnet, Cisco, EMC Corporation, Microsoft, Motorola, Verizon, Lucent Technologies, and government agencies such as NASA.

Programme Highlights

  • Your pathway to US without GRE
  • Avail STEM advantage and OPT of 3 years
  • Work fulltime in India in your first year of Masters
  • Migrate to the US to complete your second year of Masters
  • Earn an elite Master’s degree
  • Access to the University placement services – average salary of Amherst graduates is USD 85,000
  • Join the exclusive group of over 30,000 alumni
Growth Opportunities

While all students have access to engineering-specific career services and resources, students in electrical and computer engineering benefit from access to exclusive networking and professional development opportunities around the world. Electrical and Computer Engineering alumni hold key positions at leading global companies, including:

  • Amazon
  • Huawei
  • Microsoft
  • Intel
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Juniper Networks
  • Qualcomm
  • Apple
  • Google
  • MathWorks
  • IBM
  • Cisco

Course Detail

Module 1

  • I. Foundation of Computer Engineering
  • II. Algorithms
Module 2

  • III. Computer Networks
  • IV. Data Analytics
Module 3

Choose any 3 modules from ECE department:

ECE 544: Trustworthy ComputingECE 580: Feedback Control Systems
ECE 563: Intro Communications & Signal ProcessingECE 597SI: Integrative Systems Engineering
ECE 568: Intro Computer ArchitectureECE 597XX: Introduction to Cryptography
ECE 572: OptoelectronicsECE 603: Probability & Random Process
ECE 575: Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuit DesignECE 604: Linear Systems
Module 4

Choose any 3 optional modules from ECE – Computer Science fields:

CS 514: Algorithms for Data ScienceCS 590G: Game Programming
CS 529: Software Engineering Project ManagementCS 590U: Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
CS 535: Computer ArchitectureCS 590V: Data Visualization and Exploration
CS 574: Intelligent Visual ComputingCS 591A: Cellular Automata and Artificial Life
CS 589: Machine LearningCS 601: Computation Theory
CS 590F: Advanced Digital ForensicsCS 603: Robotics

Programme Delivery

The 2-year programme consists of 4 semesters and 10 courses (4 courses in India and 6 courses in the US):

Semester 1

  • 2 courses in India (Mumbai/Bangalore)
Semester 2

  • 2 courses in India (Mumbai/Bangalore)
Semester 3

  • 3 courses in Amherst Campus, Massachusetts
Semester 4

  • 3 courses in Amherst Campus, Massachusetts

The program provides high-level training and hands-on experience in cutting-edge technology, culminating in a design-intensive capstone project. Students’ progress through the program together as a cohort and are taught exclusively by UMass professors for the duration of the program. This model fosters natural participatory interactions, through which students draw upon one another’s skills and knowledge to advance their mutual objectives and shared knowledge while developing deep connections.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Undergraduate GPA OF 65% OR 7.5/10
  • IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 80, OR Pearson Test of English 55

Programme Directors

Date and Fees

Programme Schedule
Admissions Open ForFall 2020 (start – September, 2020)*
Application Deadline15th August, 2020*
Application FeeUSD 60 + Taxes
Tuition Fee1st Year: USD 20,000
 2nd Year: USD 29,000 (approx. Standard UMass graduate student rates apply – kindly visit the website)
*Dates are subject to change