I am a third year undergraduate Computer Engineering and last summer I tried to take a course while occupied with a full-time internship. Due to a work conflict, I missed an exam and failed the class. I retook it the following semester and received an "A". My schools course forgiveness policy replaced it in my GPA, but it is still shown on my transcript. Other than that I have a pretty good GPA (3.55 Overall, 3.75 in EE/CompE). I am also currently working in one of my professors labs and will hopefully have a finished paper when I am applying to grad school next fall. My question is this. Will that grade keep me from going to a top grad school?
P.S. By "top grad school" I mean a top 10-20 masters program in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering. Preferably a UC because I am eligible for in-state tuition.