Computer Engineering BS

Program Purpose


The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate program is to develop and train engineers who represent and promote the highest standards of professional ethics, provide leadership, and make innovative and fundamental contributions to the field. Faculty and students will engage in creative design and scholarly research and serve their professional and local communities.

Curricular Structure

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers two undergraduate, Bachelor of Science degrees: Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Engineering (CE). Information about the curriculum for both degrees is listed below.

ECEN Department Catalog

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Computer Engineering (CE)

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Apply knowledge in service to community and family and engage in lifelong learning through personal study and continuing education.
  2. Develop a fulfilling profession which may include employment in industry or academia, technology-based entrepreneurship, and postgraduate study in engineering or other disciplines.
  3. Leverage technical background to make innovative contributions to society and serve in responsible positions of leadership
  4. Be examples of faith, character, and high professional ethics.

Learning Outcomes


In order to prepare graduates to achieve the objectives of the Electrical and Computer Engineering BS degree program, the department has set forth a set attributes and capabilities that students should possess upon completion of the program. The student outcomes are listed below and can also be accessed from the department home page (http://www.ece.byu.edu/objectives/)

Engineering Problems

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 220 EC EN 240 EC EN 323 EC EN 330 EC EN 340 EC EN 360 EC EN 380 EC EN 390 EC EN 427 EC EN 445 EC EN 446 EC EN 450 EC EN 462 EC EN 464 EC EN 475 EC EN 476 EC EN 485 EC EN 487
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively
Engineering Design

An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factor.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 220 EC EN 240 EC EN 323 EC EN 340 EC EN 380 EC EN 390 EC EN 445 EC EN 446 EC EN 450 EC EN 475 EC EN 476 EC EN 485
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning
Communication

An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 340 EC EN 380 EC EN 390 EC EN 445 EC EN 475 EC EN 476
Linked to BYU Aims: Character
Ethics

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.

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively
Teamwork

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.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 240 EC EN 330 EC EN 380 EC EN 390 EC EN 427 EC EN 462 EC EN 464 EC EN 475 EC EN 476
Linked to BYU Aims: Human knowledge
Experimentation

An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 220 EC EN 240 EC EN 323 EC EN 330 EC EN 340 EC EN 380 EC EN 390 EC EN 427 EC EN 445 EC EN 446 EC EN 462 EC EN 475 EC EN 476 EC EN 485 EC EN 487
Linked to BYU Aims: Lifelong learning
Lifelong Learning

An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 330 EC EN 390 EC EN 427 EC EN 445 EC EN 462 EC EN 475 EC EN 476
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence

Evidence of Learning


Direct and indirect measures are used to assess student learning and determine where program improvements are needed.

Direct Measures

Indirect Measures

Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement