Information & Computer Engineering Major

Graduate

The Master's Degree in Information and Computer Engineering offered in Athena University is designed for students who wish to pursue their Computer Engineering education beyond the undergraduate level but do not wish to pursue a thesis based research program. Athena University's 2 Year Master's Program combines theoretical knowledge and hands-on practicum (Capstone Project) into one single curriculum. Topics covered in the Program is based on industry relevant course work and are suitable for students who would want to quickly specialize in a competitive job market or industry professionals who are looking for career advancement opportunities.

For Information and Computer Engineering program, we offer our students three different areas of specialization. Below are brief descriptions of these areas.

Software Engineering

Our Master's Program in Software Engineering is designed for students who are interested in developing and maintaining commercial software for various applications. The Software Engineering specialization in Athena includes a broad range of courses aimed to develop student's knowledge in programming algorithms, user interfaces and project management. Graduates from our Software Engineering Program will become forefront leaders in software architects, designers and entrepreneurs in the Software Industry.

Mobile Application Design

The Master's Program in Mobile Application Design are for students who have had previous knowledge in developing applications and are interested in working in the Mobile Industry. We have combined technology, interface design and application development for various mobile platforms into one Program. Graduates from this specialization will be equipped with the latest skill set required to stay competitive in the rapidly expanding and evolving era of Mass Media and Communication Industry.

Network Security and Management

The Network Security and Management Specialization offered in Athena University is developed to answer the increasing demand in highly skilled network security specialists in the beginning of the 21st century. In the Program, our students will be given the opportunity to develop their professional skills and knowledge including training in protocols, network standards, design, and security solutions. Graduates from this designation will become valuable, industry-recognized professionals actively sought by employers.

First Year
FallHourSpringHour
CIS 501, Principles of Programming Languages3CIS 505, Computer Systems Architecture3
CIS 502, Programming Language Analysis and Implementation3CIS 506, Computer Communications and Networks3
CIS 503, Software Engineering3CIS 506, Computer Communications and Networks3
CIS 504, Design and Analysis of Algorithms3CIS 508, Data Visualization3
TOTAL12TOTAL15
Second Year
FallHour
CIS 509, Principles of Database Systems3
CIS 510, Distributed and Parallel Systems3
CIS 513, Capstone Project6
TOTAL12
I. Washington Residents must meet the following requirements:
  1. Complete an on-line application and pay a $50 application fee
  2. Send official transcripts of all previous baccalaureate and graduate study
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources
  4. A portfolio that can show your skills and passion
  5. Write a Letter of Intent and Résumé
II. Non-Residents/International Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  1. Complete an on-line application and pay a $50 application fee
  2. Send official transcripts of all previous baccalaureate and graduate study
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources
  4. A portfolio that can show your skills and passion
  5. Write a Letter of Intent and Résumé
  6. Guarantor's Statement (PDF) with supporting financial documents from a financial institution with current U.S. dollars exchange rates.
III. International Applicants must also provide the following:
  1. The official score report of TOEFL English proficiency exam