The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering.
Students who are accepted into the graduate program are expected to meet requirements for a bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, or science, and have minimum experience that includes the equivalent of the computer science minor. The department will consider applications from students lackin gthis background if they show exceptional promise. The GRE is required of all applicants and the TOEFL is required for international students. If admitted, students lacking sufficient background must complete prescribed prerequisite courses within the first year. More information about the graduate program is available on the department’s web page at http://www.cs.unr.edu
The department offers an integrated course of study leading to the degree of master of science in computer science and engineering. Students investigate the theory, implementation, and design of information processing systems as well as the design of computing and communication hardware systems. Students have the opportunity to become involved in many areas of research with a focus on intelligent systems, games and simulations, software systems, or computer and network systems. Specific research directions within these foucs areas include artifical intelligence, computer vision, pattern recognition, robotics, agent modeling, motion planning, evolutionary computing, digital interactive games, software engineering, computer graphics, human-computer intearctions, distributed computing, virtual reality, embedded systems, computer networks, and netweork measurement and security. Master level student may choose Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (courses ony). Plan A requries 31 credits (24 course credits, 1 credit of Graduate Seminar, and 6 thesis credits) while Plan B requries 36 credits (all course credits). For Plan B, one of the 700 level courses taken by the student must include a graduate level capstone project experience that integrates across previous course work and demonstrates general mastery. Many of the 700 level CS and CPE courses offered by the CSE department have a capstone, integrative project that would satisfy this requirement. A current list of courses with an approved capstone/integration component is maintained by the Graduate Programs Committee, posted on the departmental website, and available from the departmental office.