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Honors@ece provides opportunities for students in Electrical and Computer Engineering for project-based learning with real world applications, undergraduate research, entrepreneurship experience, and senior design project course credit, and assists students in the BYU Honors program in completing an Honors thesis. Undergraduate research can help students obtain employment as a research assistant, scholarships and fellowships, and leadership experience. Honors@ece students can also participate in informal gatherings, meet with business and technology leaders for networking, participate in service and outreach activities, and work with other groups like Women in Engineering and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch.

Honors@ece Calendar (Activities open to all students)

Winter Activity:

Undergraduate Research Rotations
Thursday Mar. 26, 2015 at 5pm, 381 CB (pizza!)

Fall Activity:

Fellowships Information Session
Thursday Sep. 18, 2013 at 5pm in 221 MARB

Mailing List

We use the mailing list to let students know about open research positions, summer opportunities, and activities like Undergraduate Research Rotations. If you want to get these emails,sign up for the email list by sending an email to with subject line SUB ecehonors-l.

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Q: What is this program all about?

The goals of Honors@ece are to:
  • Provide undergraduate research and design experiences for ECEn students
  • Provide entrepreneurial project opportunities
  • Provide mentoring, networking, leadership, service, and outreach opportunities
  • Provide support for students in the BYU Honors Program

  • The program consists of periodic open activities for anyone who is interested, and mentored research and design experiences for small teams of undergraduates.

    Q: What is an Honors@ece research and design project?

    Project teams are formed based on background and interest of students, and each team works with a faculty mentor on a specific research and design topic. Students typically begin projects as Sophomores or Juniors. If the research project is connected to a Senior Team Design Project, students enroll in the Senior year in a section of ECEn 490 (Team Design Project) for a culminating senior project. An Honors Thesis can be completed at that time.

    Q: What types of projects are available?

    Project topics are proposed by faculty in the ECEn Department. Available project topics are described at open Honors@ece meetings.

    Q: Do I need to be enrolled in the BYU Honors Program to participate?

    No. However, Honors@ece research and design projects can provide an Honors Thesis topic for those who are interested. The BYU Honors Program is world-class and provides an outstanding experience for students in engineering. Any student can take Honors courses. Graduation with University Honors requires enrollment in the Honors Program. You can enroll at any time, but it is best to do this in the Freshman year. Information on the BYU Honors program is available at, and specific information on the Honors program for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students can be found at BYU Honors and ECEn.

    Q: Is there a GPA requirement?

    Honors@ece does not have a GPA requirement. Since GPA is an important indicator of academic preparation and technical mastery at the time of graduation when students are seeking interviews with potential employers or applying to graduate school, students with lower GPAs focus first on doing well in coursework before engaging in other programs, including undergraduate research. Graduation with University Honors requires a cumulative GPA of 3.5, but there is no GPA requirement to enroll in Honors courses.

    Q: How does Honors@ece relate to other societies, like Eta Kappa Nu, Women in Engineering, and IEEE?

    Honors@ece is intended to complement these programs. When it makes sense, activities are held jointly with other student groups.

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