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.