Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Machine Learning and Data Science


Spring 2022:
September 15, 2021

Fall 2022:
January 15, 2022


As of September 7, 2021, the GRE exam is not required.

Every day, the amount of data (from audio to video, and from electronic health records to browsing interests and shopping preferences) continues to increase, and there is a corresponding explosion of demand from industry for engineers who are trained to extract relevant information from such data so that it can be used to improve modern technology and society. This increased demand for qualified data scientists cannot be met with the current pool of qualified engineers. To meet this need, the Master of Science in  Electrical and Computer Engineering - Machine Learning and Data Science provides students with focused, rigorous training in the theory, methods, and applications of data science, machine learning and signal, and information processing.

International Students: This program is eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.

  • A minimum of 32 units* is required for the M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Machine Learning and Data Science degree
    *(effective for applicants Spring 2022)
  • Students are required to pass a digital signal processing test, or take
    • EE 483 -  Introduction to Digital Signal Processing as a technical elective (4 units)
    • EE 538 - Computing Principles for Electrical Engineers as a technical elective (2 units)
  • Required courses: 18-20 units
  • At least 22 units must be taken in Electrical Engineering
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation
  • A maximum of 4 units of Directed Research, EE 590 or Thesis, EE 594ab may be counted as a technical elective

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Published on June 5th, 2019

Last updated on September 8th, 2021