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The College of Engineering

Electrical & 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 is open! Our standard hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Intro to Electrical & Computer Engineering

Degrees & Certificates

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers many exciting degree and certificate options for undergraduates. We also offer a 4+1 accelerated master’s option, a Master of Engineering, a Master of Science, and a Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Learn more about our degree & certificate options
Recognizing Excellence


The Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (EURECA) is a newly instituted graduation cord that seeks to recognize Boise State students who have demonstrated commitment to development as a researcher or in creative work while pursuing their undergraduate degree.

This recognition will be replacing COEN’s Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation (URSD) moving forward.

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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 Electrical 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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