Computer Science - New Media Engineering

New Media Engineering

Online Program Overview

Degree Level
Total Credits
Fully Online
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Minimum GPA
Qualifying Exam
GRE Not Required

The Certification of Professional Achievement in New Media Engineering is ideal for students who want to deepen their fundamental knowledge at the graduate level by completing 4 specified courses in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department.

The program combines key aspects of electrical engineering and computer science. Students learn the fundamentals of circuits, systems, and software associated with the design of programmable systems as used for general purpose computing, communications, control, or signal processing. Because of their broad skills in both hardware and software, students in new media engineering are in high demand for employment after graduation. 

"This program has given me a chance for an Ivy league, world class education without impact to my career. The class selection is outstanding and the class format enables distance participants to take the same class as the students on campus. It is very challenging, but extremely rewarding."
Sandra McDonald, AT&T

Admissions Requirements

Candidates must supply the following information:

  1. Degree application form (online)
  2. One copy of official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary colleges/universities
  3. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  4. Personal-professional statement,
  5. Resume
  6. $150 Application Fee

Credits earned to fulfill the requirements of a Certification Program may be applied toward an MS degree in the same field of study, subject to the approval of an academic advisor. However, students must apply for admission to the University and meet all admissions requirements. Entry into and completion of a Certification Program does not ensure acceptance into an MS program.


Candidates for the Certification of Professional Achievement Program must complete the program of study as defined by the appropriate department. Program requirements for completion of these Certification Programs are listed below:

  • 4 Graduate-level classes all earned through CVN, as a non-degree student.
  • Minimum of 12 credit points
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of program within two (2) calendar years.

Course List

Required Courses:

Students must complete all three of the following courses:

  • Computer Networks (CSEE W4119)
  • Digital Signal Processing (ELEN E4810)
  • Digital Image Processing (ELEN E4830)

and one additional course, out of a selection of six in the field, such as:

  • Visual Information Systems ( ELEN E6850 )
  • Advanced Internet Services (COMS W6181)
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ELEN E6860)
  • Topics in Signal Processing (ELEN E688x)
  • Computer Graphics (COMS W4160)
  • Music Signal Processing (ELEN E4896)

Tuition & Fees

2018 - 2019 Tuition & Fees

Please note that all tuition and fees are in U.S. dollars and are estimated. Tuition and most fees are prescribed by statute, and are subject to change at the discretion of the Trustees.

CVN Credit Tuition: $2,018 per point (Credit Hour)
CVN Fee: $395 non-refundable fee per course
Transcript Fee: $105 non-refundable one-time fee

Estimated cost of each nondegree course: $6,554
Estimated total cost of certification (four online courses) : $25,901

Estimated total cost of MS (ten online courses): $64,595
Estimated total cost of DES (ten online courses plus a minimum of 12 research credits) : $90,391

Graduate Admission Application Fee: $150 non-refundable one-time fee
Certification Program Application Fee: $150 non-refundable one-time fee

Late Registration Fee: $100 non-refundable fee

CVN Withdrawal Fee: $75, plus prorated tuition and all non-refundable fees
For example: A three credit course would be $6,054 + transcript fee $105 (one-time) + CVN fee $395 = $6,554

For Drop/Withdrawal fees and dates, refer to the Academic Calendar for the current term.

Please note: CVN no longer offers courses for audit.


Payment should be mailed to:

Columbia Video Network
540 S.W. MUDD Building, MC4719
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027


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