Computer Science & Electrical Engineering Department

The curricula in the BYU-Idaho Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering are designed to provide a broad background in the theory and practice of computer software, computer hardware, and electrical systems.


Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Computer Engineers design computer systems, both hardware and software, to create new technology and meet new social needs. The degree focuses on technologies that are required in computing machines such as in robotics, and on providing students with laboratory experiences to explore and apply these technologies. The core courses are in areas of logic design, electronics, software engineering, computer architectures, microprocessors, real-time embedded systems, controls, communications, and computing networks. 

Computer Engineers design computer systems, both hardware and software, to create new technology and meet new social needs. The degree focuses on technologies that are required in computing machines such as in robotics, and on providing students with laboratory experiences to explore and apply these technologies. The core courses are in areas of logic design, electronics, software engineering, computer architectures, microprocessors, real-time embedded systems, controls, communications, and computing networks.

The Computer Engineering (BS) program at Brigham Young University-Idaho is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,  http://www.abet.org.  (EAC/ABET) [accredited as of October 1, 2004].


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Computer Science major provides a solid background in Computer Science by providing experience in algorithm development, procedural and object-oriented design and programming, software engineering practices, data structures, computer organization, and theoretical foundations.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering focuses on the study of electrical and electronic systems. Electrical engineers have many potential job functions but most design, develop, and test products that are powered by or produce electricity. There are many potential products that an electrical engineer may work on. A few include medical equipment (e.g., Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI), communication equipment (e.g., cellular phones), computers, motion controllers, and airline navigation systems. Often overlapping with computer engineering, a degree in electrical engineering can open up the door to a technical career in almost any industry.  

This degree is designed for students who want a strong background in software development coupled with a minor or two clusters in another subject.

Electrical engineering focuses on the study of electrical and electronic systems. Electrical engineers have many potential job functions but most design, develop, and test products that are powered by or produce electricity. There are millions of potential products that an electrical engineer may work on. A few include medical equipment (e.g., Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI), communication equipment (e.g., cellular phones), computers, motion controllers, and airline navigation systems. Often overlapping with computer engineering, a degree in electrical engineering can open up the door to a technical career in almost any industry.

The Electrical Engineering (BS) program at Brigham Young University-Idaho is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,  http://www.abet.org.  (EAC/ABET) [accredited as of March 1, 2011].

The A.A.S. in Computer Programming provides a solid foundation in both the breadth and depth of computer programming. This includes knowledge and skills in several programming languages as well as the principles and practices of software development. Students will be taught problem solving skills that will allow them to debug and correct software system errors. The primary target audience for this degree is Pathway and online degree students. To qualify for graduation, students must achieve at least a C- grade in all major required classes.

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The A.A.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering provides a solid foundation in basic computer and electronic systems. This includes knowledge and skills in computer programming, computer system design, and analog electronics. Students will be taught problem solving skills that will allow them to debug and correct electronic system errors. The primary target audience for this degree is Pathway and online degree students. To qualify for graduation, students must achieve at least a C- grade in all major required classes.

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