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/)

Fundamentals

A knowledge of mathematics (differential, integral, and multivariate calculus; linear algebra; complex variables; differential equations; discrete math; and probability), science (Newtonian mechanics; electricity and magnetism; and introductory chemistry), computer fundamentals (programming languages; computer organization; and software/hardware interfaces) and engineering science (signals and systems, electromagnetics, and electronic devices).

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 220 EC EN 240 EC EN 340 EC EN 380 MATH 431
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning, Competence
Experiments and Data Analysis

An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 380 EC EN 427 EC EN 443 EC EN 445 EC EN 452 EC EN 487
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning
System Design

An ability to design a system component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 220 EC EN 240 EC EN 330 EC EN 340 EC EN 390 EC EN 424 EC EN 425 EC EN 427 EC EN 443 EC EN 445 EC EN 452 EC EN 462 EC EN 485 EC EN 490 EC EN 551
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning
Teamwork

An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 390 EC EN 464 EC EN 490
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively
Engineering Problems

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 330 EC EN 380 EC EN 390 EC EN 424 EC EN 464 EC EN 485 EC EN 487 EC EN 490
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning
Ethics

An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 391
Linked to BYU Aims: Character
Communication Skills

An ability to communicate effectively.  Students should be able to express ideas clearly and concisely in an organized manner both orally and in writing.  

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 330 EC EN 340 EC EN 443 EC EN 445 EC EN 490
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively
Broad Education

The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 191
Linked to BYU Aims: Human knowledge
Lifelong Learning

A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 391
Linked to BYU Aims: Lifelong learning
Contemporary Issues

A knowledge of contemporary issues.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 391
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence
Techniques, Skills, and Tools

An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Courses that Contribute: EC EN 220 EC EN 240 EC EN 330 EC EN 340 EC EN 360 EC EN 380 EC EN 390 EC EN 424 EC EN 425 EC EN 427 EC EN 443 EC EN 445 EC EN 450 EC EN 452 EC EN 464 EC EN 485 EC EN 487 EC EN 493R EC EN 551
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning

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