School of Engineering and Computer Science

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science caters to students looking to take their education and career to new heights. Our graduate programs help you fulfill your career ambitions, whether that involves analyzing big data, building the next generation of autonomous robots, securing a network against cyber attacks, developing machine learning applications or powering the world with renewable energy.

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Offered only at University of the Pacific’s San Francisco campus.

The Master of Science in Data Science provides a comprehensive framework for processing and modeling data, as well as the foundation for data analysis and reasoning.

Acceptance Criteria:
DIRECT PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA 2.65 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0) 4.5
TOEFL® 80 (no sub score lower than 18) 50
GRE REQUIRED® No No
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Must have passed the courses listed below with an overall GPA of 3.0 and no course grade lower than a C: -College-level programming course in one of the following languages: Python, R, Java, C++, C, MATLAB -Linear Algebra -Statistics
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Any four-year undergraduate degree Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in a science discipline, mathematics, statistics, economics or any engineering discipline from an accredited university
AVAILABLE ENTRY Fall 1 Term – Fall only
2 Term – Fall and Summer only
3 Term – Spring only

*Additional documents may be requested during the admissions process including two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references or a résumé.

SAMPLE COURSEWORK:

Session 1 (10 weeks)

  • Analytics Computing (2 degree credits earned)
  • Linear Algebra (2 degree credits earned)

Session 2 (5 weeks)

  • Relational Databases (1 degree credit earned)
  • Frequent Statistics (1 degree credit earned)
  • Weekly Hot Topics (1 degree credit earned)
  • Research Methods for Data Science (1 degree credit earned)

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 32

Prepare for leadership in the tech sector by developing the ultimate blend of technical expertise and business skills.

Acceptance Criteria:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0) 6.0 (no sub score lower than 5.5) 4.5
TOEFL® 80 (no sub score lower than 18) 74 (no sub score below 16) 50
GRE REQUIRED® Yes No No
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Must have passed the courses listed below with an overall GPA of 3.0 and no course grade lower than a C:

College programming course in one of the following languages: Java, C++, C, MATLAB or Python

– Through Calculus III (Multiple- Variable Calculus)

-Statistics

QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in any engineering discipline or Computer Science from an accredited university.
AVAILABLE ENTRY Fall, Spring
SAMPLE COURSEWORK:
  • Design and Innovations
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Engineering Project Management and Leadership
  • Introduction to Data Analytics for Engineers and Computer Scientists
  • Managing Science Technology and Innovation
  • Techniques in Research

Note: 3 degree credits earned for all courses.

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 30

Acceptance Criteria:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0) 6.0 (no sub score lower than 5.5) 4.5
TOEFL® 80 (no sub score lower than 18) 74 (no sub score below 16) 50
GRE REQUIRED® Yes No No
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited university. Must have passed the courses listed below with an overall GPA of 3.0 and no course grade lower than a C:

-Signal Processing -Microprocessors

-Through Calculus III (Multi-variable calculus)

-Differential Equations OR Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science from an accredited university. Must have passed the courses listed below with an overall GPA of 3.0 and no course grade lower than a C:

-Programming Language course

-Algorithms

-Statistics

AVAILABLE ENTRY Fall, Spring
SAMPLE COURSEWORK:
  • Character Animation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Network Security
  • Data Science
  • Digital Signal Processing with Applications
  • Human-Computer Interface Design
  • Language Semantics Recent
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Numerical Methods for Engineering
  • Parallel Computing Programming
  • Topics in Renewable Energy Robotics
  • Sensor Networks for Engineering Systems
  • Special Topics
  • Techniques in Research*
  • Virtual Reality

Note: 3 degree credits earned for all courses.

*Required course for Direct and Advanced Master’s Accelerator students during fall semester

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 30

The University of the Pacific prepares you for tomorrow’s mechanical engineering challenges. MSES-ME provides students with scientific and technical knowledge of mechanical engineering.

Acceptance Criteria:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0) 6.0 (no sub score lower than 5.5) 4.5
TOEFL® 80 (no sub score lower than 18) 74 (no sub score below 16) 50
GRE REQUIRED® Yes No No
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Mechatronics (or similar), Material Processing, Vehicle Engineering (or similar) or Bioengineering from an accredited university.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Must have passed the courses listed below with an overall GPA of 3.0 and no course grade lower than a C:

-Electric Circuits

-Material Science

-Thermodynamics

-Mechanics of Materials

-Through Calculus III (Multi-variable calculus)

-Differential Equations

AVAILABLE ENTRY Fall, Spring
SAMPLE COURSEWORK:
  • Combustion
  • Introduction to Mechatronics
  • Managing Science Technology and Innovation
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Numerical Methods for Engineering
  • Polymer and Composite Materials

Note: 3 Degree credits earned for all courses.

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 30

The field of Civil Engineering has long been known for its breadth and ability to adapt to the new technological needs of society, while the modern responsibility of the field is to manage the natural and built environment.The University of the Pacific prepares students for careers with public agencies or private industry and firms involved in planning, design, research and development, or regulation.

Acceptance Criteria:
DIRECT ADVANCED MASTER’S ACCELERATOR PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0) 6.0 (no sub score lower than 5.5) 4.5
TOEFL® 80 (no sub score lower than 18) 74 (no sub score below 16) 50
GRE REQUIRED® Yes No No
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering or Bioengineering from an accredited University.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Students looking to pursue an Environmental Engineering emphasis must have passed the courses listed below with an overall GPA of 3.0 and no course grade lower than a C:

-Fluid Mechanics

-Environmental Engineering

-Through Calculus III

(Multi-variable Calculus)

-Differential Equations

Students looking to pursue a Structural Engineering emphasis must have passed the courses listed below with an overall GPA of 3.0 and no course grade lower than a C:

-Structural Engineering

-Mechanics of Materials

-Through Calculus III

(Multi-variable Calculus)

-Differential Equations

AVAILABLE ENTRY Fall, Spring
SAMPLE COURSEWORK:
  • Design of Timber Structures
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Engineering Project Management and Leadership
  • Microbiology of Engineered Systems
  • Numerical Methods for Engineering*
  • Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes
  • Special Topics
  • Techniques in Research*

Note: 3 degree credits earned for all courses

*Required for Direct and Advanced Master’s Accelerator students

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 30

Career Preparation

The Career Accelerator program is designed to help international students enhance their employability. Through UOP International, students can benefit from these additional services.