The Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering: Electrical Engineering program focuses on the theories, practices, competencies, tools, and technologies associated with electrical engineering. You will get both online classroom instruction and hands-on lab experience to help prepare you to excel as an electrical engineer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 4% job growth by 2022 for electrical and electronics engineers due to the engineer’s versatility in developing and applying emerging technologies. Because this program fills a market-driven educational need, earning your Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering: Electrical Engineering could give you a step up in starting a career in aerospace, telecommunications, defense, automotive, medical, construction, chemical, and more. 

For professional licensure information, please see State Requirements listed on the AMU or APU program page.

For admission to the Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering: Electrical Engineering program applicants must have completed preparation in mathematics equivalent to pre-calculus or higher.

The goal of the Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering: Electrical Engineering program is to provide our students with a sound Engineering education which they can apply in a variety of contexts. Specifically, in three to seven years after graduation, we expect that graduates of our program will demonstrate the following:

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Utilize the critical and systemic thinking skills, and technical and professional competencies, acquired through their education to advance in a career related to their profession as evidenced by achievements or promotions to positions of increasing responsibility.
  2. Create value for society through the ethical practice of their professional abilities in developing solutions to technical and societal challenges.
  3. Continue to increase their knowledge and competence through self-development or formal schooling.

Courses in the Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering: Electrical Engineering include foundations in math, computer science, and physical sciences. Course topics include:

  • Essential elements of analog circuit design
  • Fundamentals of circuit analysis - Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s law, etc.
  • International System of Units
  • Digital and logic circuit analysis and design in 6 main parts
  • Energy conversion and transport
  • Electromagnetic field theory
  • Passive microwave circuit analysis and design
  • Radar and RF signal propagation, transmission, and reception

Note: The technology fee for the engineering courses (those with the ENGR and ELEN prefix) is $100/per course (covered by grants for military students). In addition, at-home lab exercises require you to purchase additional course materials which are estimated to be up to $8,000. These materials are not covered by the university undergraduate book grant.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these student outcomes:

Student Outcomes

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Programmatic Admission Requirements

For admission to the Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering: Electrical Engineering program, applicants must have completed preparation in mathematics equivalent to pre-calculus or higher. A review of high school or college transcripts showing completion of this requirement will be conducted during the admission process.

Please visit our AMU or APU undergraduate admission page for more information on institutional admission requirements.

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If you have questions regarding a program’s admission requirements, please contact an admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or info@apus.edu.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required78
Select one of the following concentrations:14
Final Program Requirements6
Total Semester Hours128

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
PHIL200Introduction to Ethics3
STEM270Thinking and Acting Ethically3
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
STEM280Exploring Society and Cultures via Science Fiction3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Forgotten America--Under Represented Cultures in American Literature
Four Points of the Compass: Culture and Society Around the World
Introduction to Political Science
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
ENGL220Technical Writing3
History (3 semester hours)
STEM185The History and Context of STEM3
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH225Calculus3
Natural Sciences (3 semester hours)
STEM100Introduction to STEM Disciplines3
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (78 semester hours)

MATH220Linear Algebra3
Select 1 course from the following:4
General Chemistry I with Lab
General Biology I with Lab
ELEN100Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
MATH210Discrete Mathematics3
SCIN233Physics I with Lab4
MATH226Calculus II3
ENGR200Introduction to Engineering and Computing3
SCIN234Physics II with Lab4
MATH240Differential Equations3
MATH227Calculus III3
ELEN2013
ELEN2103
ELEN2023
MATH303Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists3
ENGR300Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering3
STEM380Coevolution of Society, Culture, and Technology3
ELEN310Continuous and Discrete Signals and Systems4
ELEN3503
ELEN306Analog Circuit Theory4
ELEN307Digital Circuit Theory4
ELEN3153
ELEN420Communication Systems3
ELEN416Control Systems Theory and Design3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Privacy and Ethics
Analytics, Algorithms, AI, and Humanity
Total Semester Hours78

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program and may select from the General Concentration, Concentration in Communication Systems, or a Concentration in Mechatronics.

Transfer students from an engineering program who select the General Concentration may apply up to 18 semester hours of STEM courses in place of the General Concentration courses

General Concentration (14 semester hours)

This general concentration allows you to select from all concentration courses offered within this program, enabling you to create your own focused area of study.

Transfer students from an ABET accredited engineering program who select the General Concentration may apply up to 18 semester hours of upper-division engineering courses in place of the General Concentration courses with the Program Director's approval.

Concentration Requirements (14 semester hours)

Select 2 courses from the following:6
RF/Microwave Engineering I
Antennas-Theory and Applications
Embedded Systems Design
Microcontroller Based Systems
Select 2 courses from the following:8
RF/Microwave Engineering II
Wireless Communications
Radar Systems Theory
Introduction to Power Electronics
Advanced Power Electronics
Mechatronics
Total Semester Hours14

Concentration in Communications (14 semester hours)

Examines the fundamental concepts of passive microwave circuit analysis and design. Offers an understanding of the key concepts and basic theories associated with microwave circuits and systems, and the basic components of a wireless communication system. Has in-depth coverage of the basic properties of antenna theory, analysis, and design as well as radar and RF signal propagation, transmission, and reception.

Concentration Requirements (14 semester hours)

ELEN421RF/Microwave Engineering I3
ELEN426Antennas-Theory and Applications3
Select 2 courses from the following:8
RF/Microwave Engineering II
Wireless Communications
Radar Systems Theory
Total Semester Hours14

Concentration in Mechatronic Systems (14 semester hours)

Covers the fundamentals of embedded system hardware and firmware design. Includes a basic understanding of circuit analysis and the functionality, topography, and regulation of power electronic devices. Provides knowledge of advances in power electronics such as modeling DC motor drives and machines, various modes of operation, multi-phase control converters, and choppers.

Concentration Requirements (14 semester hours)

ELEN430Embedded Systems Design3
ELEN432Microcontroller Based Systems3
Select 2 courses from the following:8
Introduction to Power Electronics
Advanced Power Electronics
Mechatronics
Total Semester Hours14

Final Program Requirements (6 semester hours)

ELEN498Senior Seminar Design3
ELEN499Senior Seminar Project (to be taken as the last course before graduation)3
Total Semester Hours6