Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical engineering has its origins in the study and application of electrical phenomena. However, in recent years the field has grown to embrace a diverse range of problems in applied physics and mathematics. The department currently offers advanced study in four broad areas.

  • Computer Engineering concentrates on the architecture and implementation of digital logic and computing systems.
  • Electromagnetics explores the theory, physical properties, and applications of electromagnetic radiation and includes emphases in optics, remote sensing, numerical computation, and microwave systems.
  • Microelectronics and VLSI focuses on the design and fabrication of micro-electronic circuits for digital and analog applications, including device physics, modeling, processing, and fabrication.
  • Signals and Systems studies fundamental and applied issues in information processing and includes emphases in communication theory, linear and nonlinear control systems, digital signal processing, and estimation theory.

Specific research activities in these broad areas are described on the department graduate program Web page at http://www.ee.byu.edu/grad/resources

Two degrees are offered through the department: Electrical and Computer Engineering—MS and Electrical and Computer Engineering—PhD.

Contact Information

Phone: (801) 422-1160
Address: 459 CB, Provo, UT 84602-4099
Email: grad@ee.byu.edu
Website: http://www.ee.byu.edu
Brent Nelson
Graduate Coordinator
Brian A. Mazzeo


The university makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this catalog, but reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.
Since change is a part of university life, curriculum and program changes will likely occur during the time the current Graduate Catalog is in circulation.

Honor Code

The university expects that all students, regardless of religion, will maintain the behavioral standards of the school, including the Honor Code. These include high standards of honesty, integrity, chastity, morality, and dress and grooming, in addition to abstinence from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse. The Honor Code Statement is found here.