Degrees and Programs
What can you do as a computer engineer?
Computer engineers use a combination of science, mathematics, and engineering to develop hardware and software based systems for solving today's problems. As a computer engineering student at the University of Idaho, you might design sensor systems for NASA, simulate brain waves for facial recognition or improve intersection safety for disabled pedestrians. Computer engineering involves the application of the principles of electrical engineering and computer science for the benefit of society.
Computer engineers design and use digital computers for instrumentation, control, communication, and power conversion systems. At the University of Idaho, computer engineering graduates have become productive engineers and industry leaders all over the world, and are actively recruited by major employers of electrical and computer engineers. Graduates of our program consistently score higher than the national average on the Fundamentals of Engineering examination administered by the National Society of Professional Engineers.
In a world dependent on a technology that is constantly changing, it is important that you are prepared to change with it. With a degree in computer engineering you will be able to apply your knowledge of science and mathematics to the solution of technological problems and design new products and solve new problems in computer engineering. You will be comfortable working independently as well as with a team, and will enhance your technical skills through lifelong learning. By the time you graduate, you will develop an understanding of the social ramifications of technological solutions and apply your engineering skills for the overall benefit of society.
What can you do as an electrical engineer?
Electrical engineering involves the application of electrical phenomena for the benefit of society. Electrical engineers design and evaluate circuits and systems for computers, instruments, communication devices and power conversion equipment.
Electrical engineering students at the University of Idaho work with the U.S. Navy designing autonomous submarines, fabricate microelectronics that could be used in the newest minicomputer, and spend summers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. At Idaho, our students have the opportunity to play a critical part at one of the nation's premier centers for power engineering research, education, and collaboration between industry and academia. By finishing your homework today, you could be creating a new way of life for tomorrow!
By the end of your four years at Idaho you will be proficient in the use of modern theory, techniques, and tools used to solve problems in electrical engineering. You will have designed new products and learned how to solve problems that are waiting to be discovered. Teamwork is important to Idaho engineers, but you will also be able to confidently take on individual challenges.
Each electrical engineering graduate is prepared with a broad knowledge in at least three of the following areas of electrical engineering: electronics, power, electromagnetics, digital systems and signals and systems.