Prospective ECE Graduate Students

At the heart of the Boston University College of Engineering’s mission is preparing the world’s citizens to advance the global economy and quality of life for all people. We invite and sustain a vibrant national and international student population, and a deep appreciation of global and cultural awareness and respect is a critical component of an engineering degree.

Recently, the Times Higher Education ranked the employability of BU graduates 11th compared to all universities in the world and 7th in the United States.

ECE graduate students students are among the country’s elite engineers and researchers and come from diverse backgrounds spanning the globe. Engineers graduate to work in higher education and for industry giants such as Intel, IBM, and Microsoft. ECE develops the student’s understanding of the scientific and mathematical basis of critical technologies, which leads to the application of sophisticated analysis and design methods to solve problems.

Research Areas

Master Degrees

PhD Degrees

Degree Options

Internship Degree/ Engineering Practice

Master’s students who obtain a paid or unpaid internship may add the optional “with Engineering Practice” designation to their Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree by completing an approved internship in their field of study. The Engineering Practice option recognizes the power of combining rigorous academic coursework with supervised real-world research or industrial applications. Participating students add value to their academic experience with a related internship that enables them to both develop and apply their technical, project management, and leadership skills. The degree rewards participating students with a designation recognized by employers and research institutions. Learn more.

For more information, contact the ENG Graduate Programs Office.

Specializations in Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, or Robotics

Master’s Degree can now add specializations in Data Analytics, Cybersecurity or Robotics to their degree program. These emerging fields are driving demand for engineering talent with critical skills in signals, Big Data, embedded systems, electronics, and instrumentation with applications across a diverse group of industries, including healthcare, finance, defense, manufacturing and social networking. Learn more.

Late Entry Accelerated Program (LEAP) for Non-Engineering Degree Holders

Students who want to switch careers and enter the technology field, but whose undergraduate degree is not in engineering, can earn a master’s degree in any of eight engineering disciplines through the Late Entry Accelerated Program (LEAP). Students begin by taking foundational undergraduate engineering courses, then transition into graduate-level coursework to complete a master’s degree. Learn more.