School and Ranking Information
There are only two schools located directly in Boise, ID, that have programs focusing on electrical engineering and electronics technology, with one of these schools being a for-profit institution. Based on ranking, school type and student population, the following university is considered a top Boise school for degree programs in electrical engineering and electronics technology:
- Winner: Boise State University is the only public institution and the largest school of any type in the city that offers studies in electrical engineering and electronics technology. Students can pursue these studies at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels.
School Info Chart
|Category||Boise State University|
|Ranking||#63 among Best Regional Universities in the West (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,292 (in-state); $18,892 (out-of-state)**|
|Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||38**|
|Most Popular Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (26 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||38%**|
|Noteworthy||Undergraduate engineering programs ranked #41 among national universities (2014)*; undergraduate degree program in electrical engineering accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
Boise State University
- Internship opportunities offered to electrical engineering students
- Students can join an Electrical Engineering Club, the student chapter of IEEE
- Engineering programs reviewed by an advisory council of professionals in the field
Boise State University, with a student population of nearly 22,000 students, is the largest university in the state. The College of Engineering's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers both graduate and undergraduate programs. These include a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, a Master of Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program learn the theory and practice of electrical engineering, with an emphasis on design and problem-solving. The five focus areas are computer engineering, power and energy systems, integrated circuit design, semiconductor processing and communication-signal processing systems. Interpersonal skill development helps participants prepare for the team environment of scientific professions. The program culminates in a group design project. In addition, an electrical engineering minor is available to any bachelor's degree student.
Master's degree students can pursue the non-thesis Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering or the thesis-based Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Students work with advisors to develop a curriculum, including a thesis, from a menu of graduate courses. Topics covered include plasma engineering, electric machines, robotics, quantum electronics and power systems. The thesis must be based on original work and represent a contribution to the electrical engineering profession; a final oral defense is required.
A bachelor's or master's degree in electrical or computer engineering, or a closely related degree, is required for admittance to the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Candidates complete a core curriculum that includes research methods, applied electromagnetics, digital hardware design, integrated circuit physical design and linear systems. A major is then chosen from the three areas of circuits and devices, signals and systems and computer engineering; a minor is also required. To graduate, candidates must conduct original research, plus complete and defend a written dissertation.