Boise State University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Boise State University
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
1910 University Dr., MS2100
City: Boise
State: ID
Postal Code: 83725
Country: United States
Phone 208-426-1153
Fax: 208-426-4466
Website: http://coen.boisestate.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Leandra Aburusa
Student Support Services Coordinator
College of Engineering
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
MS 2065
Boise, ID 83725
Phone: 208-426-4432
Fax: 208-426-4466
laburusa@boisestate.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Leandra Aburusa
Student Support Services Coordinator
College of Engineering
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
MS 2065
Boise, ID 83725
Phone: 208-426-4432
Fax: 208-426-4466
laburusa@boisestate.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Boise
This city's population (approx.): 206,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 20,209
Total Graduate enrollment: 3,677
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Social Sciences & Public, Health Sciences, Arts & Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Standards for Freshmen for high school graduates under 21, high school grades and ACT or SAT results will be evaluated according to Boise State's admissions Index. The Index assigns more weight to high school grades than test scores. Applicant must have completed Idaho College Admissions Core.
Submit to Admissions Office: 1) Application for undergraduate admission; 2) one time, nonrefundable application processing fee; 3) Official high school transcript or GED test scores; 4) ACT or SAT results (Note: ACT or SAT scores not required for applicants 21 or older); 5) Completion of all Idaho College Admission Core. Applicants with GPA lower than 2.00 will not be eligible for degree seeking admission status. They may choose to attend as a non-degree seeking student.

Standards for Transfer Students: If student has earned 14 or more transferable credits, cum GPA 2.25 or greater, and were in good standing with their current/last institution, the student will be admitted with regular admission status.

If the transfer applicant has earned an equivalent of Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree or is core certified from a regionally accredited academic institution with 2.00 GPA or higher, the student will be admitted with regular admission status.

Applications for students with more than 14 credits but with no associate degree or core certification with GPA range from 2.00 to 2.24 will be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine potential for academic success.


Graduate Admissions: General university graduate admissions criteria apply as well as program-specific requirements found at each program's webpage within the http://coen.boisestate.edu/ site.

Recommendations

If applicant does meet the admission standards for regular or provisional admission, they may consider applying to BSU as a non-degree-seeking student or attending a community college.

If failure to meet the admission requirements is believed to be due to unusual or extraordinary circumstances, the applicant may petition the Dean of Enrollment Services for special consideration.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

JoAnn Lighty
Dean & Professor
College of Engineering
Boise State University
1910 University Drive, MS 2100
Boise, ID 83725
Phone: 208-426-1153
Fax: 208-426-4466
joannlighty@boisestate.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.Eng.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Civil Engineering Both Robert Hamilton Civil Engineering
Computer Science Both Tim Andersen Computer Science (inside engineering)
Construction Management Undergraduate Robert Hamilton Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical & Computer Engineering Both Nader Rafla Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Undeclared Undergraduate JoAnn Lighty Engineering (General)
Materials Science & Engineering Both Janet Callahan Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Both Donald Plumlee Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Boise State Center for Materials Characterization Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Rick Ubic
CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute Mechanical Engineering OUTUNIV John Gardner
Center for Advanced Energy Studies Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL David Solan
Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Peter Miranda

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Construction Management Construction Management (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Undeclared Engineering Undeclared Engineering (General)
Materials Science & Engineering Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) Computer Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Materials Science & Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Science Computing (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Materials Science & Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Civil Engineering
  1. Water Resources
  2. Urban Planning
  3. Transportation and Traffic Engineering
  4. Structural Design
  5. Environmental Engineering
  6. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
  7. Transportation Materials
  8. Sustainable INfrastructure Materials
Computer Science
  1. Software Engineering
  2. Software Quality and Testing
  3. Recommendation Systems
  4. Cyber Security
  5. Data Science
  6. Machine Learning
  7. Neural Networks
  8. Parallel and Distributed Computing
  9. Visualization
Construction Management
  1. Information Technology in Construction
  2. Project Delivery Systems
  3. Envir. Impacts of Construction
  4. Project Management
  5. Sustainable Construction
  6. Service Learning in Construction Education
  7. Construction Safety Management
  8. Leadership in Construction
Electrical & Computer Engineering
  1. Power & Control Systems
  2. Integrated Circuits & Devices
  3. Computer Engineering
  4. Communications & Signal Processing
  5. Semiconductor Processing & Microfabrication
Materials Science & Engineering
  1. Nanomaterials Synthesis and Development
  2. Semiconductor Processes and Materials
  3. Advanced Functional Nanomaterials
  4. Materials for Energy Applications
  5. Materials for Extreme Environments
  6. Electronic Materials
  7. Nanobioscience
  8. Electrochemistry for Advanced Battery Systems
  9. Computational Materials - Theory and Modeling
  10. Integrated Nanomaterials
  11. Shape Memory Alloys
  12. Thermoelectrics
  13. Biomaterials
  14. Materials Processing
  15. Photonics
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
  1. Ceramic MEMS & Micro propulsion
  2. Energy Efficiency
  3. CFD Complex Terrain Modeling Wind Energy
  4. Engineering Education
  5. Vibrations/Acoustics/Elastodynamics
  6. Thermoelectric Materials
  7. Computational and Experimental Biomechanics
  8. Biomaterials
  9. Robotics/Controls
  10. Computational Materials Engineering

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Chi
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Local Groups

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • ACM
  • ACM
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc Gen Contractors of America
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Materials Research Society
  • Natl. Assoc. of Home Builders

Local Groups

  • Biologic
  • BroncoWorks
  • Civil Engineering Student Club
  • Computer Science Club
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Green Energy Education Club
  • Integrated Engineering Solutions Club
  • Materials Science and Engineering Club
  • Mechanical Engineering (SAE, ASME, ASHRAE, BroncoWorks (Aerodesign), Robotics
  • Robotics Club
  • Slot Car Club
  • Space Broncos

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Association of Computing Machinery-Women
  • National Association of Women in Construction

Other Student Support Programs

College of Engineering Advising Center
Internships,
Mentoring,
Tutoring,
Career Development,
Engineering Residential College Living-Learning Community
ENGR and STEM Learning Community
STEM Station
Computer Science Tutoring Lab

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Design is central to the practice of engineering. The departments require each student to develop design skills and knowledge. The curriculum has been carefully formulated to emphasize: 1) design as process in the freshman year; 2) solving open-ended problems during the sophomore year; 3) component and system design in the junior year; and 4) the capstone design project in the senior year.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Our approach reflects the educational needs of the 21st century â€"a commitment to life-long learning, the ability to work in multidisciplinary settings with a variety of people, integration of research and teaching, and an appreciation of creativity and innovation in everything we do. We are inventors, authors, researchers, and industry veterans, all focused on training the next generation to work smart and dream big.

Through an unshakeable focus on learning, we provide accessible, exceptional-quality, nationally recognized programs of instruction, research and service that prepare students for engineering and other high technology careers. We foster innovative research and practical solutions that support individuals and organizations in Idaho, the Northwest region, and beyond.

Boise State University is Idaho's metropolitan university. Our location in the state's capital city provides unique opportunities for students to live and learn in the center of government, business, arts, high - technology and health care. The campus is located along the Boise River with a backdrop of foothills which provide unlimited year-round recreational opportunities.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Civil Engineering 1 3 3 7
Computer Science 2 5 7 14
Construction Management 1 2 0 3
Electrical & Computer Engineering 5 6 3 14
Engineering Undeclared 0 0 2 2
Materials Science & Engineering 2 2 7 11
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering 3 2 3 8
Totals: 14 20 25 59

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Civil Engineering 0 2 2 0.40
Computer Science 5 12 17 0.20
Construction Management 2 1 3 0.80
Electrical & Computer Engineering 2 4 6 1.68
Engineering Undeclared 3 8 11 2.27
Materials Science & Engineering 0 1 1 0.07
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering 3 5 8 1.00
Totals: 15 33 48 6.42

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 2 0 2 0.00
Construction Management 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 1 1 0.51
Engineering Undeclared 0 1 1 0.75
Materials Science & Engineering 4 1 5 0.60
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Totals: 7 3 10 1.86

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2
Engineering Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 11 3

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2
Engineering Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 0 0 15 5

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 4
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Materials Science & Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 2
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Totals: 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 10 4 0 0 18 7

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Engineering students are admitted to the College of Engineering at the time of admission to the university. No special admission requirements or restrictions.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Engineering students are admitted to the engineering departments at the time of admission to the university. No special departmental admission requirements or restrictions.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students are admitted to the College of Engineering at the time of admission to the university. No additional admission requirements or restrictions beyond university admission requirements for international students.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Non-resident students are admitted to the College of Engineering at the time of admission to the university. No special admission requirements or restrictions.

Residency Requirements

The legal residence of a student for fee purposes is determined at the time of initial application for admission to Boise State. The student must meet at least one of 10 options for Idaho residency which are stated in the catalog and verified through completion of the Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

With 14 or more transferable semester credits, transfer students will be admitted with regular admission if transfer cumulative GPA is at least 2.25, and are in good academic standing at the currant/last institution attended.

If the applicant has earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science or are core certified from a regionally accredited academic institution with a GPA of 2.00 or higher, the transfer student will be admitted with regular admission.

If transferring with more than 14 transferable semester credits and have a 2.00-2.24 GPA the application will be revised on a case-by-case basis to determine potential for academic success.


Applications for transfer students with less than 14 credits may require additional items for review: High School transcript (or GED results); ACT or SAT results (not required for students who are 21 or older prior to the first day of classes).

If applicant has less than a 2.0 transfer GPA, student will be admitted with probationary admission.

If transfer student was dismissed from a college or university within the last semester, they are not eligible to attend Boise State until sitting out a fall or spring semester.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 169
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 92

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $7,080
Room & Board: $7,780
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Other Expenses: $3,364
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Please note that expenses only reflect resident student charges. Out-of-state and International students are charged at a different rate.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,078
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 914
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 406
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 0%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 630 500
Reading Range: 640 520
Writing Range: 570 450
Combined Range: 1300 1080
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 29 23
Composite Range: 28 22

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 65 64 47 86 262 31
Computer Science (B.S.) 169 142 132 163 606 119
Construction Management (B.S.) 44 42 47 58 191 29
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 66 65 51 85 267 71
Engineering Undeclared 17 14 3 18 52 6
Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.) 20 27 19 36 102 18
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 140 180 113 172 605 102
Totals: 521 534 412 618 2085 376

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 16 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 1 3 0 44 2
Women 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2 1 0 21 2
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 8 0 4 0 22 1 2 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 96 19 10 3 146 25
Women 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 1 0 23 3
Construction Management (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 1 2 0 41 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 13 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 41 6 2 1 62 8
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
Engineering Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 13 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 0
Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 24 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 82 3 4 2 120 7
Women 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 1 1 20 1
Totals: 72 1 9 0 55 5 2 0 7 0 4 2 1 1 341 34 30 7 521 50

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 27 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 19 0 1 0 54 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 10 2
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 1 15 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 2 0 86 18 4 0 118 20
Women 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 2 3 2 24 5
Construction Management (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 30 1 2 0 39 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 20 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 31 16 0 1 62 19
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 2
Engineering Undeclared
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 12 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0 0 18 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 9 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 55 0 1 0 15 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 81 10 3 1 157 13
Women 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2 1 0 23 2
Totals: 110 0 2 2 52 5 2 0 18 3 5 0 3 0 327 58 15 4 534 72

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3 1 0 29 3
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 18 2
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 14 2 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 74 21 6 2 104 27
Women 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 5 0 28 2
Construction Management (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 30 6 3 0 41 9
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 6 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 10 3 1 43 12
Women 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 8 2
Engineering Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 3 0 0 14 5
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 5 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 0 0 0 12 3 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 57 12 5 1 92 17
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 1 0 21 1
Totals: 42 0 3 2 43 9 1 1 9 1 5 2 1 1 281 65 27 4 412 85

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 26 3 2 1 5 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 40 7 1 0 77 13
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 1 0 9 7
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 2 1 1 0 12 6 0 0 4 1 2 2 0 0 108 20 8 0 137 30
Women 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 1 0 26 7
Construction Management (B.S.)
Men 6 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 41 10 1 0 55 11
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 17 1 1 2 5 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 45 18 2 1 73 25
Women 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 12 3
Engineering Undeclared
Men 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 1 0 18 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 7 1 0 24 7
Women 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 12 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 19 10 2 3 12 5 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 97 35 7 2 143 56
Women 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 21 2 3 0 29 5
Totals: 85 17 8 6 55 18 3 1 19 6 5 2 0 0 416 116 27 3 618 169

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 7 1 3 1 1 0 0 22 0 35 26 9
Computer Science (B.S.) 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 52 0 61 56 5
Construction Management (B.S.) 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 31 0 35 30 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 9 0 5 0 3 0 0 32 0 49 44 5
Engineering Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 18 1 22 16 6
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 5 3 5 0 2 1 0 47 1 64 57 7
Totals: 24 6 18 2 11 1 0 202 2 266 229 37

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 7 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 7 0 0 35
Computer Science (B.S.) 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 48 4 0 0 61
Construction Management (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 5 0 0 35
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 9 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 29 3 0 0 49
Engineering Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 5 1 0 22
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 4 1 3 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 43 4 1 0 64
Totals: 22 2 5 1 12 6 2 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 174 28 2 0 266

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Construction Management (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Engineering Undeclared no Both None
Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

An applicant must satisfy the minimum admission requirements for the Graduate College. Prior to beginning a graduate degree program, all applicants must have completed at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the Registrar.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Initial evaluation of applicants will be undertaken by the respective Department's Graduate Studies Committee, (i.e. Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science & Engineering) composed of at least three full-time graduate department faculty. The Departmental Graduate Studies Committee will determine the applicant's admission status and assign an advisor. Continuing enrollment in the program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Boise State University welcomes applications from qualified students around the world. The requirements described below apply to all applicants holding citizenship in a country other than the U.S.

All applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the Graduate College provided online.

Applicants must complete all Graduate College admission steps before June 1 for Fall semester and and before October 15 for Spring semester.

Initial College of Engineering evaluation of applicants will be undertaken by the respective Department's Graduate Studies Committee, (i.e. Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science & Engineering) composed of at least three full-time graduate department faculty. The Departmental Graduate Studies Committee will determine the applicant's admission status and assign an advisor. Continuing enrollment in the program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

No special requirements for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

Graduate College policy states that a Ph.D. student must spend at least one academic year in full-time, on-campus graduate study at Boise State University.

If the applicant is applying as a graduate degree-seeking student and was a graduate degree-seeking student elsewhere but did not complete the program, applicant must demonstrate that he or she departed that graduate program in good academic standing.

Determination of residency for other programs is determined by information provided on the application to the University Graduate College.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students transferring from a graduate program must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Up to one-third of the total credit requirements for a Boise State University graduate degree may be transferred from an accredited institution per regulations and must satisfy restrictions published in the Graduate Catalog.

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $8,440
Room & Board: $7,780
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Other Expenses: $3,364
Estimated avg. course load per term: 6
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Please note that expenses only reflect resident student charges. Out-of-state and International students are charged at a different rate.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

The Financial Aid Office may require supporting documents before processing your financial aid application. If so, the Financial Aid Office will notify student that they need supporting documents.

February 15 Deadline for new graduate students to submit the FAFSA

March 15 Deadline for continuing graduate students to submit the FAFSA. Students who submit the FAFSA by this date are given priority status and are among the first to be considered for Perkins
Loans and work-study, based upon availability of funds.

June 1 All documents and other information requested by the
Financial Aid Office must be submitted by this date in order to
retain priority status. Students who miss these deadlines may still apply for federal aid. However, processing of applications may not be completed in time for aid to be disbursed prior to the fall fee payment deadline. In considering applications for financial aid, the Financial Aid Office makes every effort to ensure that resources available through the
university are distributed fairly. To determine need, the Financial Aid Office uses a formula mandated by the federal government.

Other funding may be available through specific programs in the College of Engineering. Students should contact their specific department website for details.

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New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 257
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 99
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 25

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Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng.)
Men 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 5
Women 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 3
Computer Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng)
Men 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 9 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 1 0 17 22
Women 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 7 5
Electrical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng)
Men 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 2 17
Women 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Materials Science & Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3 0 0 16 3
Women 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 8 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 10 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 34 26 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 5 1 0 0 0 32 29 3 1 75 63

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computing (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 16 5
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Materials Science & Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1 0 0 23 1
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 13 2
Totals: 22 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 27 6 1 0 57 9

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computer Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 7 4 3
Electrical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 10 9 1
Materials Science & Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 6 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 5 0
Totals: 7 0 1 0 1 2 0 20 0 31 25 6

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
Electrical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10
Materials Science & Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 8
Mechanical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Totals: 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 18 2 0 0 31

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Civil Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng.) 0 1 1
Computer Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 7 7
Electrical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 7 3 10
Materials Science & Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 4 4 8
Mechanical Engineering (M.S. and M.Eng) 2 3 5
Totals: 13 18 31

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Computing (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Materials Science & Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computing (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Materials Science & Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil Engineering
Total#: 9 Foreign: $12,490 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $116,456 Industry: Priv/Non: $15,735
State: Local: Total Expn.: $144,681
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 5 Foreign: $2,778 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $427,380 Industry: Priv/Non: $7,282
State: $47,175 Local: Total Expn.: $484,615
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Total#: 10 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $541,189 Industry: Priv/Non: $35,643
State: $51,601 Local: Total Expn.: $628,433
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science & Engineering
Total#: 33 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $2,308,428 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: $1 Local: Total Expn.: $2,308,429
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 3 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $635,017 Industry: Priv/Non: $8,221
State: $43,770 Local: Total Expn.: $687,008
Totals:
Total#: 60 Foreign: $15,268 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,028,470 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $66,881
State: $142,547 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,253,166

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Boise State Center for Materials Characterization
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Energy Studies
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 60 Foreign: $15,268 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,028,470 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $66,881
State: $142,547 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,253,166

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Civil Engineering

Air quality monitoring and modeling
Analytical Modeling of Pavements and Railroad Tracks under quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions
Canal structure automation using a classifier system and genetic algorithms
Characterization, Processing, Nondestructive Testing and Smart Sensing of Infrastructure Materials
Chemical stabilization of soils
Clayey soils behavior
Computational Multiscale/Multiphysics Modeling of Metamaterials
Concrete materials
Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and Resilience
Cyber security of urban traffic control systems (as a part of the Computer Science Department's Cyber Lab for Industrial Control Systems)
EM effect on microbial growth and metabolic activities
EM-Stimulation and Manipulation of Geomechanisms: Understanding the interactions between EM (electromagnetic) waves and various physiochemical and biological processes for geoenvironmental and geotechnical applications
Energy Efficient Building Systems
Energy piles in clayey soils
Finite element modeling of expansive soil behavior
GIS and Remote Sensing in water resources
Groundwater computer modeling
Hydraulic simulation modeling
Improving mobility of people and goods, Region 10, the US DOT's University Transportation Centers award to the University of Washington as the Lead University and Boise State as one of the Consortium Members
Investigation of Differential Movement Problems at Railroad Track Transitions and Development of Suitable Design and Rehabilitation Approaches
Liquefaction Mitigation: EM-induced reduction of excess pore-water pressure to mitigate liquefaction during earthquake
Microbial induced calcite precipitation - applications to expansive soils
Non-Destructive Testing of Pavements, and Development Data Analysis Algorithms for Easy Implementation into the State of Practice
Pavement distress mitigation using geosynthetics (geocells, geogrids, geomembranes)
Permeating sustainability and resiliency concepts into civil engineering curriculum
Promoting computation-thinking through informal STEM learning.
Quality assurance practices for highway and bridge construction
Risk-based approach to quality assurance of reinforcing steel
Service Life Prediction of Sustainable & Durable Cementitious Materials
STEM Educational Research
Structural Assessment of Pavements and Selection of Optimum Rehabilitation Strategies based on Life Cycle Assessment
Studying the effects of polyurethane grouting on the shear strength and resilient modulus of geomaterials.
Studying the micromechanical behavior of coarse-grained geomaterials using advanced numerical methods such as the Discrete Element Method
Subsurface Sensing: In-situ Water-quality monitoring
Unbound Material characterization for Implementation of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Practices in Idaho
Vibration Testing and Analysis



Computer Science

Scientific data visualization
Immersive environments
Serious games
High performance computing
Multi-terabyte data visualization
Parallel and distributed databases
Real-time analytics
Cloud computing
Machine learning
Parallel computing
Beowulf clusters
Operating systems
Distributed systems
Static and dynamic program analyses
Program testing
Decision procedures
Compiler optimization
Embedded systems
Software security
Security policy
Software testing
Computer forensics
Computational chemistry
Virtual tissue modeling
Compilers
Software engineering
Software quality assurance
Visualization
Artificial neural networks
Recommendation Systems
Natural language Processing
Graph Algorithms
Social Network Analysis

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Embedded systems
Low temperature device characterization
Magnetic device characterization
Optical devices and nanophotonics
Integrated silicon photonics
Ion thrusters and microplasmas
Document image processing
Biomedical image processing
Wireless sensor network
Nanoionic materials and devices
Vacuum electron devices
Nano materials and devices
non-volatile memory
Neuromophic computing
Reconfigurable computing
Systems on programmable chips
Flexible and Printed Electronic and Photonic Devices
Millimeter-wave Communications, Reconfigurable Antennas, and MIMO

Materials Science & Engineering

Ceramic Micro-Electromechanical Systems
Computational materials Science
Corrosion and Environmental Degradation of Materials
DNA Nanotechnology
Electrochemistry and Surface Chemistry
Electronic Materials
Epitaxy of Nanomaterials
Functional Ceramics
Integrated NanoMaterials
Materials for Extreme Environments
Materials Theory and Modeling
Shape Memory Alloys

Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

- Product development: Design methodology and design processes, rapid prototyping
- Computational Science and Engineering: computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling, supercomputing
- Energy and Environment: complex terrain flows, transport and dispersion, wind farm modeling, wind power forecasting
- Simulation and Visualization of Dynamic and Elastodynamic Systems
- Multiscale thermal science and thermal management
- Thermoelectric materials and energy harvesting devices
- Ceramic MEMS Development for space propulsion, plasma medicine, thermoelectric systems, micro-fluidics and sensor applications
- Alternative energy: Solar and wind energy assessment and conversion systems, high performance buildings and energy management
- Biomedical engineering: Biomechanics of human motion, injury assessment and prevention, engineering of sports equipment, musculoskeletal modeling; medical device development
- Engineering Education

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Boise State Center for Materials Characterization

The Boise State Center for Materials Characterization provides a state-of-the-art materials characterization facility in order to attract more students into science and engineering careers, to improve science and engineering education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to foster leading research and interaction with local industry. As such, it provides the organization and infrastructure to make various materials characterization tools available for academia and regional companies. The BSCMC houses a variety of characterization tools including FESEM, TEM, XRD, EPMA, optical microscopy, and various sample preparation tools.

CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute

The mission of the CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute (CEERI) is to promote the effective and efficient use of energy resources through cutting-edge research, effective outreach and accessible education. CEERI’s goals include developing energy efficiency concepts through research in applied technology and consumer behavior; providing specialized education for energy efficiency technicians, engineers and architects; evaluating existing energy-saving technologies; and creating infrastructure for the accelerated transfer of ideas from the institute to the marketplace.

Center for Advanced Energy Studies

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is a research and education consortium between Boise State University, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, and University of Wyoming. The center is committed to conducting cutting edge energy research, educating the next generation of scientists and engineers, and partnering with industry to advance competitiveness. CAES’ research is focused on nuclear science and engineering; advanced materials science; energy systems design, testing and analysis; bioenergy; carbon management/geofluids energy science; industrial control cybersecurity; and energy policy.

Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory

The Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory (IMFL) at Boise State University is a research and education resource dedicated to the research and advancement of materials and processes used in micro & nano electronics design and fabrication. The IMFL is equipped to fabricate microelectronic devices using thin film deposition, chemical processing, etching and planarization.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Air quality
  • Alternative Energy-Energy Efficiency audits
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Beowulf Clusters
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomechanics and biomimetic robotics
  • Biomedical engineering: Computational and Experimental Biomechanics of human motion, injury assessment and prevention, medical device development
  • Ceramic MEMS & Plasma Medicine Applications
  • Clayey soils behavior
  • Cloud Computing
  • Compiler Optimization
  • Compilers
  • Computation and energy minimization
  • Computational Materials Engineering
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer vision
  • Concrete materials
  • Control systems
  • Corrosion
  • DNA Machinery
  • Decision Procedures
  • Design, Optimization & Rapid Prototyping
  • Distributed Systems
  • Document image processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Energy and Environment - complex terrain flow, transport and dispersion, weather forecasting for wind turbine siting
  • Engineering Education - Mobile Learning technology, project-based learning, EBIPs
  • Engineering design
  • Environmental engineering
  • FPGA-Based Design
  • Flexible pavement design
  • Freeway traffic management
  • Geotechnical
  • Groundwater computer modeling
  • Groundwater flow and transport
  • High Performance Computing
  • Hydraulic simulation modeling
  • Immersive Environments
  • Instrumentation of sensing systems
  • Integrated circuit design
  • Land surface hydrology
  • Large-scale system design
  • Machine learning
  • Materials engineering
  • Materials for Energy Applications
  • Materials processing
  • Meteorology
  • Multi-terabyte Data Visualization
  • Nanotechnology
  • Network security
  • Neural networks
  • Non-volatile Memory
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Operating Systems
  • Parallel and Distributed Databases
  • Parallel computing
  • Photonics
  • Plasma and displays
  • Product Development
  • Program Testing
  • Real-time Analytics
  • Robotics/Controls
  • Rural roads operation
  • Scientific Data Visualization
  • Security Policy
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Sensors
  • Serious Games
  • Silicon-on-insulator semiconductor processing
  • Simulation and Visualization of Dynamic and Elastodynamic Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Security
  • Software Testing
  • Static and Dynamic Program Analyses
  • Thermal Fluid Sciences and Heat Transfer
  • Thermoelectric Materials and Energy Harvesting Applications
  • Transportation
  • Unsaturated soils
  • Vibrations, Acoustics, Elastodynamics
  • Virtual Tissue Modeling
  • Visualization
  • Water and wastewater management

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Civil Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 6 0 6
Stipends: $0 $0 $118 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 17 8 0 25
Stipends: $0 $2,077 $1,984 $0
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 3 14 0 17
Stipends: $0 $2,111 $2,153 $0
Materials Science & Engineering
Appointments: 4 0 36 0 40
Stipends: $2,208 $0 $2,190 $0
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 0 3 3 0 6
Stipends: $0 $1,912 $2,072 $0
All Total Appointments 4 23 67 0 94