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Schedule a private tour and see behind-the-scenes of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Cybersecurity. Tours can be customized to your needs.
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APPLY FOR IMMERSE and gain valuable research experience as an undergraduate

BYU and Non-BYU Student Applications OPEN NOW
Application Deadline for BYU Students: 1/16/23
Application Deadline for Non-BYU Students: 2/17/23

Cybersecurity Team Competes in RIT Ethical Hacking Tournament

By Cade Johns February 02, 2023 01:46 PM
After placing second in their region and ranking in the top 15 teams nationally, five members of BYU’s Cybersecurity program traveled to Rochester, NY to compete in an RIT-sponsored ethical hacking tournament.

National Spectrum Consortium Awards Electrical Engineering Graduate the Women in Spectrum Scholarship

By Cade Johns January 18, 2023 03:02 PM
ECE Master's student, Kayla Lyman, was recognized for her (electromagnetic) spectrum contributions by the National Spectrum Consortium last month; she was awarded the Women in Spectrum Scholarship.

Y, Robot: Campus researchers push the boundaries of robotics

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.

Faculty Job Openings


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.
DEGREES OFFERED
UNDERGRADUATE
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Electrical Engineering

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.
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Computer Engineering

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.
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Cybersecurity

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.
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Information Technology

NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

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.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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.
Master's and PhD available
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IT & Cybersecurity

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.

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Electrical or Computer Engineering?

If you're having trouble deciding between Electrical and Computer Engineering as your major, we've provided some information to help you make the decision.

ENRICH YOUR EXPERIENCE

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IMMERSE

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.
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Engineering Clubs

Join others with similar interests, expand your knowledge, make professional connections, and have fun. Clubs provide you with opportunities not available in the classroom.
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IT and Cybersecurity Clubs

From mixed reality and UX Design to computer networking and entrepreneurship, find your place in one (or more) of the many club offerings available to you.
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Connect with Alumni

Connect with BYU ECE alumni working in a wide variety of career fields to improve your own marketability. These alumni have volunteered to help with resumes, provide career advice, and more.
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Leadership Development

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.
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Social Impact

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.
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