Electrical & Computer Engineering

At Boston University, an innovative undergraduate curriculum and graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy prepare students for careers in research, industry, academia, and government, as well for graduate professional programs.

BS Undergraduate Program. The ECE undergraduate program allows students to study today’s technologies—computer networks, wireless and fiber-optic communications, medical imaging, revolutionary solid-state materials, digital media, energy systems, software innovations, and much more. Students are prepared to become leaders in the field while gaining a strong foundation in math, science, and general education classes. The department emphasizes close contact with professors in the classroom and in laboratories, and it provides opportunities to conduct research alongside the faculty and their graduate students.

MS and PhD Graduate Programs. The ECE graduate programs enable students to build a scientific and mathematical foundation in their disciplines to be able to contribute to emerging technologies and prepare students to solve a broad range of societal and technological problems.

The Electrical & Computer Engineering department hosts a diverse and vibrant research portfolio in areas such as photonics, electromagnetics, electronics and nanotechnology, imaging and optical sciences, mobile/cloud computing and cyber security, data science and intelligent systems, bio-ECE and digital health, and more. These endeavors are represented by three main research areas: electro-physics, information and data sciences, and computer engineering. While each area hosts a distinct, faculty-centered group, interaction and interdisciplinary work are fostered and nurtured in numerous settings. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in any of these groups under the guidance of ECE faculty, including through access to University-wide centers and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Research in ECE has a strong funding base from governmental agencies, foundations, and corporate sponsors.