Automated undersea mapping, swarms of computer-piloted drones and self-driving cars — 20 years ago, devices like these would not be found beyond the pages of an Isaac Asimov novel.
Today, they are the focus of several research labs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BYU. A dedicated faculty member heads each lab, steering the research and offering mentorship to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. The campus-based projects use cutting-edge hardware and software to solve challenging robotics problems.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has multiple openings for tenure track faculty positions. We seek outstanding faculty candidates who will challenge our students through teaching, mentoring, and research, while fully embracing the ideals and mission of BYU.
Almost everything that's been developed in the last 50 years uses electronics to communicate or to think. Electrical engineering tries to encompass all of these fields — communications systems, robotics, light, power, circuits — anything with an "on" button. Here, you'll learn how to be creative and think on your own, how to analyze how something works, and how to build new technologies.
Computer engineers design digital circuits and the software that interacts with them. Here, you'll be designing the next generation of computers, but not just the computers on your desk. There are computers in everything these days, from your cell phone to your television, your car to satellites and spacecraft. You could be working on a drone altitude control system one day and a life-saving medical device the next.
Cybersecurity is the application of defense principles to protect our data, our information systems, and all of our information from hackers, malicious users and foreign governments. A Cybersecurity degree prepares you for in-demand jobs like chief information security officer, security architect, penetration tester, digital forensics investigator, and more.
Information Technology is a technical discipline that solves real-world problems using a variety of computing resources. IT professionals help meet peoples' needs within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies.
We offer world-class research in computer engineering, reconfigurable computing, wireless communications, radio astronomy and remote sensing, signal processing, autonomous vehicles and unmanned air systems, low power mixed-signal integrated circuits, internet-of-things, and lab-on-chip biosensors, quantum networking, and nanostructures and devices.
The IT & Cybersecurity Program offers a Masters Degree program. The program is ideal for IT&C professionals and those who have recently completed a technical undergraduate degree who are anxious to delve deep into a specific area of IT&C. Recent graduates often qualify for new positions making 20k more per year or go on to PhD programs at top Universities.
IMMERSE is a multi-year undergraduate research program designed to foster real-world engineering leadership skills in promising students of all backgrounds. Its strengths are in its breadth and depth of training, efficient deployment of faculty resources, and long-term cultivation of research skills.
The mission of the Weidman Center for Global Leadership is to create and provide support for experiences that help refine students’ leadership skills and global competence, preparing you for careers of influence in multi-national organizations.
BYU Marriott’s Ballard Center for Social Impact is the world’s largest university program focused on social impact. We help students become active participants in solving the world’s most pressing social problems by matching students’ personal skills and interests with educational experiences that lead to a meaningful life of Doing Good. Better.