The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Idaho is actively engaged in leading electrical engineering research, drawing more than $4.5 million in research funding during the last three years.
Our faculty members are widely recognized for their research and expertise in such areas as power/energy systems, electromagnetic radiowave propagation, electronic packaging and microelectronics. In fact, two of our faculty members – Jeffrey Young and Aicha Elshabini – have been named distinguished Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows for their contributions toward the advancement of the field, and Fred Barlow III was elected the 2009 Fellow of the International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS).
The National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technologies (NIATT): Develops technologies to improve the design and operation of transportation vehicles and systems. Projects include traffic control, electric and hybrid vehicles, clean vehicle technology, and smart traffic signals.
The Power Applications Research Group (PARG): Explores new applications in the fields of power systems control & communications and smart grids.
Undergraduate research: Computer engineering students at Idaho have rare opportunities for hands-on research alongside leading faculty. You’ll spend a significant amount of time in the laboratory and gain extensive experience designing and conducting research projects.
As an undergraduate computer engineering student, you may:
- Design sensor systems for NASA
- Launch a balloon at high altitudes as high as 89,400 feet above earth
- Improve intersection safety for disabled pedestrians
: Students work in teams to develop proof of concept designs that address real-life engineering problems. Projects are frequently sponsored by industry partners, such as Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, NASA, Advanced Input Systems, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
Engineering Design EXPO: Present your senior capstone project at the University of Idaho Engineering Design EXPO, the Pacific Northwest's largest interdisciplinary event, showcasing the world of engineering and technological innovation.
Internships: Our close ties with the industry create many exceptional internship opportunities. The University of Idaho is among one of the top universities in the country placing interns at NASA labs. These internships often translate into outstanding job opportunities.
Online & Outreach
The University of Idaho offers one of the best distance engineering education programs in the country, making it possible to earn a master of science or master of engineering in electrical engineering or computer engineering through video courses. Certificate programs are also available.
Learn more about the Engineering Outreach program at the University of Idaho.