BU ECE creates engineers who shape the lives of future generations and make the world a better place. In addition to learning creative problem-solving skills essential for success, our Societal Engineers develop a set of complementary skills, which enable them to transfer their education in technology to the real world. BU ECE students graduate into dynamic careers that go beyond traditional ECE fields to include data science, robotics, cyber security, photonics, synthetic biology, smart health, and smart cities.

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Degree Programs

B.S. in Computer Engineering: you will build strong foundations in computer hardware, software, and networks that enable a wide range of applications, from Internet of Things to cybersecurity to cloud computing. Learn More,

B.S. in Electrical Engineering: you will establish theoretical foundations in physical sciences, mathematics and computer programming that allow deeper exploration in very diverse areas, from photonics to autonomous navigation to artificial intelligence. Learn More,

Whichever major you choose, BU ECE gives you the freedom to shape your own upperclass curriculum by selecting technical electives designed to deepen your knowledge in key areas of interest. Explore our Elective Course Clusters to learn more!

Our five optional undergraduate concentrations are designed to facilitate specialization in a specific area or set of topics within the broader scope of Electrical and Computer Engineering, providing a focus for potential career choices or research paths. For more information, click the links below.

Senior Design Capstone

As an undergraduate student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, you will establish a strong foundation in engineering theory, develop a variety of vital technical skills, work with cutting-edge facilities and receive guidance from respected faculty members – and Senior Design is where you get to tie all of that together! Teams of ECE seniors spend their final year working with real-world clients to create and build engineering solutions to a wide variety of problems and challenges! From monitoring deep-sea lobster-fishing to inventing new accessibility devices & apps for disabled users, these projects give ECE seniors hands-on experience with every step of an engineering project, from idea generation to a working product! Talk about societal engineering in action.






The videos above showcase only a few of the many exciting projects our students have produced over the years … click here to explore further!


Undergraduate ECE students have many opportunities to contribute to the wide variety of vital, cutting-edge research being conducted within our department–whether it’s a position in a faculty member’s lab, joining a team to compete in an international student challenge, or participation in a structured summer research program with the National Science Foundation. Find out more here!

Get Involved!

Passionate about sustainable energy solutions, space exploration, or the intersection of technology and business? Want to give back? Looking for community? Look no further than our many active and engaged student organizations & societies!

Location, Location

Boston University is situated in the midst of a namesake city which ranks high in technology and business. Opportunities for collaboration with other world-class research institutions and industry leaders abound within a metaphorical stone’s throw of campus. Beyond your ECE focus, Boston also offers a rich tapestry of fine and performing arts, a vibrant sports culture, some of the oldest and most significant historical sites in the United States, and much more. Learn more about your new home here!

Oh, the places you’ll go …

Our graduates have gone straight from flipping their tassels to working on launch site instrumentation for space exploration, systems for self-driving cars and solar-powered water purification systems, consulting on technology for financial giants, and developing software for progressive political non-profits. They have pursued research in applied physics, taken roles in national defense, begun their own ambitious start-ups, and continued their studies at some of the most prestigious graduate programs around the country–including right here at BU–and the world.  Where will your BU ECE degree take you?

Department Statistics

Our BS degree programs in computer and electrical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

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