Computer Engineering

Degrees in computer engineering offered at UNM


Dr. Sudharman Jayaweera
Graduate faculty advisor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

How to Apply
Financial Aid
Office of Graduate Studies

The computer engineering program within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNM is recognized for excellence in research and teaching in areas such as bioengineering, VLSI design, computer systems and networks, and computer vision and image processing.

For the M.S. in computer engineering, areas of study are:

  • Bioengineering
  • Computer architecture and VLSI design
  • Computer systems and networks
  • Computer vision and image processing
  • Information systems

Areas of study for the M.S. in optical science and engineering (jointly administered with the departments of Physics and Astronomy) are:

  • Advanced materials
  • Atom optics
  • Biomedical optics
  • Fiber optics
  • Laser physics
  • Lithography
  • Nanostructures
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Ultra-fast  phenomena

Ph.D. areas of concentration are:

  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Optical science and engineering (jointly administered with the departments of Physics and Astronomy)
  • Participation in the interdisciplinary M.S. and Ph.D. in nanoscience and microsystems 

Our faculty members are actively involved in high-profile research projects and are closely connected with several large interdisciplinary centers and national laboratories. New Mexico is also home to Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, Intel Corporation, and the Santa Fe Institute, all of which offer ample research opportunities for our graduate students.

Our students work closely with faculty and regularly publish their work in top-tier research journals and present their work at national and international conferences.

Graduate Programs

 Our graduate programs provide students with a high-quality graduate education, working closely with our faculty members in conducting breakthrough research.


Semester Priority for Financial Aid All Other Domestic
Fall February 15 July 15
Spring July 15 November 15
Summer April 15 (domestic only)