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 2.65
IELTSTM 6.5 5.0
TOEFL® 80 60
GRE REQUIRED® No No
QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Any four-year undergraduate degree
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Math and programming proficiency required. Applicants will submit Math and Programming Self-Evaluation during the application process.
AVAILABLE ENTRY Fall Fall, Summer, Spring

When applying for Graduate admission, students are required to complete a Math Self-Evaluation. If students meet proficiency requirements, they will then fill out a Self-Declaration of Math Proficiency form to declare they meet the appropriate math proficiency standard.

Click to see Math Self-Evaluation for Math and Programming and Self-Declaration here.

Click here for helpful resources to prepare for the MS Data Science program at the University of the Pacific.

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 6.0 4.5
TOEFL® 80 74 50
GRE REQUIRED® Yes No No
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS -Demonstrated math pre-requisites through Calculus 3 (multi-variable calculus)*

-Entry level statistics course

-One college level computer programming in one of the following languages: JAVA, C, C++, MATLAB, Python

QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES All four-year undergraduate degrees, or equivalent, in any engineering discipline or Computer Science from an accredited university.
AVAILABLE ENTRY Fall, Spring, Summer*

*Summer entry is limited to Pre-Sessional only.

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 6.0 4.5
TOEFL® 80 74 50
GRE REQUIRED® Yes No No
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS For students with Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering degrees: 

-Demonstrated math pre-requisites through Calculus 3 (multi-variable calculus) and Differential Equations*

-One course in Signal Processing

-One course in microprocessors

For students with Computer Science degrees:

-One programming languages course

-One course in Algorithms

QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES For Electrical Engineering/ Computer Engineering concentrations:

-Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university

OR

-Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Computer Engineering from an accredited university.

For Computer Science concentrations:

-Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science from an accredited university.

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 6.0 4.5
TOEFL® 80 74 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 RECOMMENDATIONS 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 6.0 4.5
TOEFL® 80 74 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 RECOMMENDATIONS 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.