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The College of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is part of Boise State’s vibrant College of Engineering. With an unshakeable focus on learning, our aim is to provide excellent education with hands-on research experience for all students.


The bachelor of science in electrical engineering at Boise State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, electrical engineering graduates will be:

  • Adept at applying the technical principles and practice of electrical engineering.
  • Ethical individuals who exhibit strong interpersonal and professional skills.
  • Engaged in their professional development and responsive to changes in electrical engineering practice.
  • Committed to the advancement of society.

Student Outcomes

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program are expected to attain specific learning outcomes.

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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