The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to serve society through excellence in learning, discovery, and outreach. We provide undergraduate and graduate students an education in electrical and computer engineering, and we aspire to instill in them attitudes, values, and vision that will prepare them for lifetimes of continued learning and leadership in their chosen careers. Through research the department strives to generate and disseminate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of the State of Utah, the nation, and beyond.
The ECE Department offers a balanced curriculum of class work, laboratory work, and design experiences to prepare students for careers as practicing engineers. The Bachelor of Science programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET). The research program of the department, which includes undergraduates as well as graduate students, is internationally acclaimed in the fields of aerospace instrumentation and measurements, image compression, communications, electromagnetics, controls and robotics.
The educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Programs at USU are as follows.
To provide students with:
- Education in the fundamental sciences and mathematics that underlie engineering with a general breadth and depth in engineering analysis and design.
- Awareness of current technology and the fundamental background to be able to stay informed and adept at new technologies.
- The ability to put ideas into practice through effective analysis, problem solving, requirements development, design, and implementation.
- A broad awareness of the world around them through general education so they are prepared to achieve their potential and make contributions in their professional and personal lives.
- The foundation of communications and teamwork skills and professional attitudes and ethics.