Innovate the Future

We are the premier research institute for electrical and computer engineering in Utah. Our engineers are changing the way we interact with the world from computer circuitry, optics, and power systems to smart devices and bionic arms.

A bachelor’s degree from our university is an opportunity to get involved in cutting-edge research and interact with world-class faculty.

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Why ECE at the U?

99% Job Placement After Graduation

Our hands-on, project-based curriculum will prepare you for a competitive career locally and across the globe.

Tier One Research

The U is a Carnegie Foundation tier-one research institution with ample opportunities to get involved.

Most Affordable Pac-12 Institution

The University of Utah is the most affordable Pac-12 institution for in-state tuition.

Flexible Curriculum

We offer a number of classes in hybrid or asynchronous format for students with difficult scheduling needs.

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What is Electricaland Computer Engineering?

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is a diverse field that enables engineers to invent, design, develop and test a wide range of new technologies that improve lives. Computer engineers address all aspects of computer organization, design, and programming, and electrical engineers utilize electricity, electric materials, and electrical and magnetic phenomena, like radio waves and signals to develop innovative solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems.

In 2021, computer engineering was ranked the 3rd most valuable college major, while electrical engineering ranked 6th and held the highest median income.

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Change the World with an ECE Degree

Groundbreaking Research

We encourage our students to get involved beyond our core lab courses and senior project by participating in research opportunities and internships. Our professors work at the forefront of cutting-edge research addressing a range of relevant issues with ample opportunity for undergraduate researchers to take part. Their work is featured in news outlets worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Wired, and SciTechDaily. Explore some of their research below.

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Choosing EE or CE

Whether you choose a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, you will receive hands-on education and develop a strong foundation in circuits that sets you up for success in your degree. Our computer engineering program incorporates additional computer science courses that provide students with a familiarity of both software and hardware. Electrical engineering provides a flexible path for students to explore subfields beyond circuits including electromagnetism, optics, signal processing, robotics, and more.

Explore our curriculum and course offerings to find the classes that align with your interests.

“We would hire every graduating senior from the University of Utah if they applied”

— HR at Hill Air Force Base

Who Hires Our Graduates?

  • LightSmyth Technologies
  • Macom
  • Micron
  • Microsoft
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Nvidia
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Hill Air Force Base
  • Intel Corp
  • L3Harris
  • Pacificorp
  • Raytheon
  • Rocky Mountain Power
  • Sandia National Labs
  • TD Williamson
  • Zeiss

Paying for College

We know that paying for college can be hard. We have students from every walk of life including parents, veterans, and international scholars, just to name a few. Some of our students work part-time while pursuing their degrees. To support students, we offer a variety of ways to help offset the cost of tuition:

Life in Utah

Thanks to one of the healthiest economies and fastest-growing tech sectors in the country, Utah and Salt Lake City have become a hotbed of activity, receiving countless accolades in recent years for their economic prosperity. Utah is also a recreational paradise widely praised for its scenic beauty and cultural gems. It is home to eight world-class ski resorts, five national parks, and more than 40 state parks with endless activities, including hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and camping. Click the button below to learn more.

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