Why an MECE?

A professional master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering can enhance and strengthen a career in industry. The degree is designed for the recent graduate or business professional who wishes to expand his or her engineering knowledge, without completing a thesis. The degree emphasizes practical aspects of engineering, combined with management and communication coursework, allowing graduates to rapidly advance in their careers.

An MECE degree at Rice University, which is among the most acclaimed universities in Princeton Review history, provides in-depth instruction in a wide variety of specialization areas. The MECE shapes students into leaders in their respective fields and dramatically increases their know-how. The degree is a bridge to industry, designed to provide advanced learning and specialized training in the applied aspects of ECE technology. This non-thesis degree can be completed in three or four semesters.

Work somewhere great after you graduate

MECE graduates have ended up in a diverse range of companies in different industries, such as:

  • Schlumberger
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Intel
  • Dell
  • Intuit
  • HP
  • Apple
  • Cyberonics

We help you get where you want to go by implementing a continuous professional development process throughout the MECE which includes resume reviews and mock interviews. 

Furthermore, master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering are in's list of top 10 best-paying master's degrees, with median salaries of $130,000 and $129,000, respectively — more than the listed median for other typical engineering majors, including computer science.

Live in Houston: A diverse and flourishing city

Houston is the most diverse city in the country and is home to a growing number of tech companies, with MarketWatch stating that “Houston is winning the competition to establish tech hubs in Texas”. 

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What about the PhD program?

Learn more about the differences between our PhD and MECE programs.


Engineering Professional Master's Programs

Advance your career by studying at Rice University's top-30-ranked engineering school.