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The University of Bridgeport’s BS-to-MS Accelerated Program in Engineering is designed for undergraduate students with a strong academic record in any area of engineering who wish to pursue a graduate degree in an expedited format. The structure enables you to complete your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years of study, rather than the typical six years, while ensuring that you develop expertise in fundamental and emerging disciplines of engineering.

Available for studies in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, this program allows you to progress more quickly through your coursework by taking additional credits for several semesters and over the summer once you have qualified during your junior year. Transfer students may also apply for the BS-to-MS Accelerated Program if they have earned an associate degree in an appropriate field. You will emerge prepared to take on a leadership role in industry, government, or academia.

DEGREE OPTIONS
B.S. to M.S. in Computer Engineering
B.S. to M.S. in Computer Science
B.S. to M.S. in Electrical Engineering
B.S. to M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Program Core Courses

To enter the BS-to-MS Accelerated Program in Engineering, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 throughout the bachelor’s degree coursework. You are required to complete a total of 132 credit hours for the Computer Engineering BS, 130 credit hours for the Computer Science BS, 120 credit hours for the Electrical Engineering BS, and 121 credit hours for the Mechanical Engineering BS.

For the Computer Engineering and Computer Science MS, you are required to complete a total of 34 credit hours, consisting of 15 credits of core courses, 12 to 15 credits of electives, a 3-credit master’s project or a 6-credit thesis, and a 1-credit engineering seminar.

For the Mechanical Engineering MS, you are required to complete a total of 31 credit hours, consisting of 9 credits of core courses, 9 credits from one technical area, 6 to 9 credits of electives, a 3-credit master’s project or a 6-credit thesis, and a 1-credit engineering colloquium.

For the Electrical Engineering MS, you are required to complete a total of 31 credit hours, consisting of 24 to 27 credits of graduate-level electrical engineering courses, a 3-credit master’s project or a 6-credit thesis, and a 1-credit engineering colloquium.

Sampling of Core Courses

Computer Engineering BS

  • Embedded System Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Discrete Structures

Computer Engineering MS

  • Object-Oriented Programming with Design Patterns
  • Data and Computer Communication
  • Applied Digital Signal Processing

Computer Science BS

  • Advanced Data and File Structures
  • Microprocessor System Design
  • Programming Languages

Computer Science MS

  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Analyses of Algorithms
  • Operating Systems

Electrical Engineering BS

  • Analog Electronics Lab/Power Electronics
  • Signals and Systems
  • Probability and Statistics

Electrical Engineering MS

  • Radio Frequency VLSI
  • Nanotechnology
  • Satellite Communications

Mechanical  Engineering BS

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Machine Design
  • Thermal Fluid System Design

Mechanical Engineering MS

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Finite Element Methods

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