Electrical and Computer Engineering Master Program



Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fall 2020

Application deadline: August, 2020

Orientation in country: September, 2020

Courses begin: September, 2020

ECE 1+1 Program:

Option 1: 3 courses in China + 7 courses in U.S. (Standard Track)

Option 2: 4 courses in China + 6 courses in U.S. (Fast Track)

Technology is constantly evolving-improving upon existing tools and concepts and growing in entirely new and unexpected directions. The global market demands skilled, forward-looking electrical and computer engineers who will find innovative solutions to emerging challenges.

UMass’s MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering program is designed for rising professionals and academics who want to engineer solutions for the future.

UMass offers 2 options for students to pursue their MS:

ECE 16-month program


A 16-month MS program designed for working engineers looking to play a central part in the creation and planning phases of new technologies.


Students have the option to return to the UMass campus after their final semester to present their final projects and participate in the College of Engineering’s graduation ceremony.

ECE 1+1 program


The ECE MS 1+1 is a two-year program that begins in your home country and ends in the U.S. Spend the first 2 semesters taking live, remote courses via LIVE to Device, then travel to the U.S. to complete your second year on our campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Students will 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. Their students will span 2 continents, giving students a collaborative and unparalleled cross-cultural learning experience.

Course Content (30 Credits)

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Course Foundations in Computer EngineeringComputer ArchitectureAlgorithmsAdvanced System Software Design
CourseAdvanced System Software DesignTrustworthy ComputingTwo of the following:

Reconfigurable Computing
Security Engineering
Principles of Systems
Data Analytics
Capstone ProjectCapstone Project Part ICapstone Project Part II

Professional Opportunities

The College of Engineering at UMass Amherst has an outstanding record of placing graduates in their specific fields. Field Degree students gain a professional advantage as they continue to build their careers. The program provides internship and job placement assistance in China with leading international employers and start-ups located in Shanghai and Beijing. Program staff assist students with applying and preparing for interviews. These job and internship opportunities are competitive and time-sensitive—the earlier students enroll in the program, the better their chances.

The program facilitates knowledge sharing and professional development across continents to help you advance your career in areas such as:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Cloud software development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Hardware development
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Machine learning
  • Embedded systems
  • Computer networks
  • Systems research

UMass encourages students to pursue their MS:

Field Research

A 16-month MS program designed for working engineers looking to play a central part in the creation and planning phases of new technologies. Complete your program in China via LIVE to Device.

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