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The College of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Boise State provides excellent educational opportunities and hands-on research experiences for all students.


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

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Office Hours

The ECE Department office located in suite 240 of the Ruch Engineering building will resume limited in-person service. Planned hours of operation are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Appointments are recommended for in-person service.

Please check this site regularly as hours are subject to change.

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Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering

New Freshman Course for ECE Majors

We’re excited to announce ECE 180 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering, a new course available to students starting in fall 2020. This new in-person course will lay the foundation necessary for success in the ECE curriculum. Students will learn about common hardware and software tools.  An overview of the profession and potential careers will help students put their learning in context, and a lab project will provide hands-on experience.

Learn more about changes to the BSEE degree
Recognizing Excellence

Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation

The College of Engineering at Boise State University seeks to recognize students who engage in research or other creative work while pursuing their undergraduate degree.

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Course Offerings

Virtual Courses, Lab Work Reimagined

We’ve been investing heavily in the development of new asynchronous instruction tools and virtual lab experiences. Our aim is to offer a robust education in electrical engineering available to students in online and hybrid formats.

Check out the latest ECE Course Schedule
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Student Outcomes

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program are expected to attain the following learning outcomes. By the time our students graduate, they should have developed an ability to:

  • identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Bachelor of Science in Electridcal Engineering

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.

Cadence University Program

Boise State University is a Cadence University Program Member.  The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering utilizes Cadence electronic design automation (EDA) software in both academic course materials and in research projects. Listed here are the classes and research projects in which the software is used.  This information was updated for the Fall 2020 semester.

Cadence is a registered trademark of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., 2655 Seely Avenue, San Jose, CA 95134.

Page updated by Jenn Ambrose in conjunction with ECE Faculty. This information, including the link from the ECE department’s top-level page, is required for compliance with Cadence University Program guidelines.

The Custom IC Bundle

  • ECE 410/510 Digital Integrated Circuit Design
  • ECE 411/511 CMOS Analog IC Design
  • ECE 614 Advanced Analog IC Design
  • ECE 615 Mixed-Signal IC Design
  • NASA non-volatile memory research

The Digital IC Bundle

  • ECE 480 Senior Design

The Verification Bundle

  • ECE 430/530 Digital Hardware Design
  • ECE 480/482 Senior Design 

The Packaging & Board Bundle

ECE 480/482 Senior Design

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