School of Information Technologies and Engineering

Master of Science in Computer Engineering and High Performance Computing

ADA University and the George Washington University are excited to announce a special new Master’s of Science degree programs in Computer Engineering and High-Performance Computing. The curriculum aims to provide a well-integrated robust program covering high-performance computing, parallel computer architectures, big data, cloud computing and machine learning. The program, as such, covers the entire stack from concepts and architecture to parallel programming and systems. The program builds synergistically upon the strengths of GW’s internationally renowned faculty, their research experience with industry and government, and GW’s state-of-the-art facilities in high-performance computing, as well as ADA’s excellent expertise in computing and information technologies. Qualified students who are aiming for senior engineering and/or leadership roles in high-performance computing, cloud computing, big data and related fields are encouraged to apply. During their program, students will take courses at ADA in Baku and complete a portion of the coursework at GW in Washington, DC. In addition to the course work, each student will undertake a research project supervised jointly by faculty from ADA and GW. For those students aiming for advanced careers in academia and research, the program provides a strong foundation for doctoral studies.

The program is financially supported by the State Program for Azerbaijani nationals. Admitted students will receive comprehensive funding from the State Program, covering their tuition fees, travel expenses, and living costs in Washington DC.

State Program does not cover the expenses for international students.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants with bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering  have an advantage during selection process. Candidates holding degree in similar fields with strong mathematics and computer science coursework (as described below) or relevant industry experience are also eligible to apply.

  • Mathematics: Two courses beyond calculus level
  • Engineering: Completion of specific courses in the area such as Analog and digital circuits, computer architecture, digital systems, algorithms, and programming languages.
  • Computer Science: strong background in a form of prior coursework (for example at least 4 courses such as Programming Principles I and II, Discrete Math, Data Structures and Algorithms) and course projects.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent achieved on the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work. This is roughly equivalent to 80 on a 100 scale.
  • English language scores:
    • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of at least a 100 or
    • IELTS overall band score of a 7.0 with no individual band score below a 6.0 or
    • PTE Academic score of at least 68 or
    • Duolingo Online Exam score of at least 130
  • Waivers for English language requirement is given only in below cases:
    • Native language is English
    • Studied at a degree level in English in an English-speaking country

Application process 

  • Bachelor’s diploma translated into English and notary-certified
    • Last year students must submit a document with expected graduation date
    • Last year undergraduate students may apply only if they are expected to graduate by the end of July
  • Bachelor’s diploma supplement or official transcripts translated into English and notary-certified
  • CV/Resume listing educational and employment experiences
  • Recent photo
  • National Identification Card
  • Statement of Purpose. Must not exceed 400 words.
  • Test Scores:
    • English Proficiency Test (see above for details)
    • Master Admission exam by State Examination Center (minimum 45 score)
  • Prospective students may submit their application before taking this test, but the scores must be sent before the application deadline.
  • Applicants are required to pass internal exam of ADA University comprised of questions about basics of Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences.
  • Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview at ADA University. Candidates selected after the interviews will be required to apply to GW University.

Internal Exam Topics

Computer Science

  • Programming (Principles, Algorithms, Data Structures, Paradigms)
  • Database Management Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks
  • General questions


  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • General questions

Application deadlines 

First application deadline: April 1, 2024

Second application deadline: June 1, 2024


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