Key Features

2-year, in-person technical program taught by UCSD faculty experts


Friday and Saturday class schedule, alternating weekends


36 units in a 24 month program


Tuition is $1,095 per unit


Next class starts fall 2024


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The next step in the wireless revolution is the connection of everyday devices through wireless technology. Embedded wireless technology is expected to explode in the next decade, and touch nearly every market sector from personal electronics and medical devices, to the transportation infrastructure and manufacturing.

Next generation embedded wireless devices have unique requirements that dictate a holistic approach to their design. Their form factor, cost, and power consumption must be dramatically lower than existing cellular phones. The design of these devices requires a unique interdisciplinary background in systems, software, hardware and communication theory.

The Masters of Advanced Study Degree (MAS) in Wireless Embedded Systems offers a new cross-disciplinary education paradigm, designed to provide high-level training for professional engineers who plan to become technical leaders in the burgeoning field. The degree is conferred by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and is managed by the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD.


Courses in the Wireless Embedded System are taught by world class faculty from the Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Computer Science & Engineering departments. Students gain a deep and broad education in the multidisciplinary fundamentals of wireless communications and embedded system design.

Courses and descriptions can be viewed on the Course Catalog.

This program is considered part-time as enrollment each quarter is 8 units or less.

2024-2025 Academic Calendar

View sample capstones from previous years. 


The Masters of Advanced Study degree programs at Jacobs School of Engineering are entirely self-supporting and receive no state funding. The cost of the master's program is all inclusive - it includes all instruction costs, administrative costs, textbooks, course materials, on-campus parking and meals on all class days.

The tuition for 2024 - 2026 is $1,095 per unit (36 units).

The per unit tuition does not include mandatory graduate fees which are determined annually by UCSD. It also assumes students wave UCSD student health insurance. Additional information about tuition and fees is available on the UCSD Website.

Military-affiliated students can find additional information here

Students needing Financial Aid can view this.

In addition, many employers have benefits programs that help pay for additional education. Contact your HR department to see if your company offers these benefits.