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Academic Requirements for Degree Programs

The Master of Science degrees offered by the SJPU School of Engineering are: Master of Science in VLSI Engineering (MSVE) and Master of Science in Mobile Computing (MSMC). These degree programs are designed to extend the technical breadth and depth of knowledge and skills in computer science and engineering and prepare the students with capabilities in high-tech professional careers.

The Master of Science degree programs must include no less than 36 trimester credits of required course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B average).  Students are required to complete a minimum of 27 trimester credits of their graduate program course work at SJPU. A maximum of 9 credits of relevant graduate level coursework may be transferred from other accredited institutions that have not been used towards obtaining a degree. The acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the graduate advisor. All credits applied toward the master degree, including those transfer credits from other institutions must be earned within a six-year period.

The curriculum for the Master of Science in VLSI Engineering (MSVE) degree includes 18 credits of Computer Hardware Engineering fundamentals in the core area and 18 credits of concentration electives in VLSI Systems Design area totaling 36 credits for degree completion.

The curriculum for the Master of Science in Mobile Computing (MSMC) degree program includes 18 credits of Mobile Engineering fundamentals in the core area plus 18 credits of concentration electives in Mobile Application and Mobile System areas.