The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) 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 BSEE could give you a step up in starting a career in aerospace, telecommunications, defense, automotive, medical, construction, chemical, and more. 

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

The goal of the BS in 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 BSEE 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 Science in 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 Required74
Select one of the following concentrations:18
Final Program Requirements6
Total Semester Hours128

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
PHIL2003
Select 1 course from the following:3
ARTH200
ARTH241
DSIN141
LITR201
LITR202
LITR210
LITR211
LITR220
LITR221
ARAB100
ARAB101
FREN100
FREN101
GERM100
GERM101
JAPN100
MUSI200
MUSI250
PHIL101
PHIL110
PHIL202
PORT100
RELS201
RUSS100
SPAN100
SPAN101
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
ANTH100
ANTH202
CHFD220
COMM211
COMM240
ECON101
ECON102
EDUC200
GEOG101
HOSP110
IRLS210
LITR204
LITR205
POLS210
PSYC101
SOCI111
SOCI212
SOCI220
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM1203
ENGL1103
ENGL2203
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
HIST101
HIST102
HIST111
HIST112
HIST121
HIST122
HIST221
HIST222
HIST223
HIST270
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH2253
Natural Sciences (3 semester hours)
STEM1003
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (74 semester hours)

ELEN1003
ENGR2003
MATH2263
MATH2203
MATH2103
SCIN2334
SCIN2344
MATH2403
MATH2273
MATH303undefined
ELEN3004
ELEN3033
ENGR3003
ELEN3054
ELEN3104
ELEN3253
ELEN3064
ELEN3074
ELEN4163
ELEN4203
ELEN3123
Select 1 course from the following:4
BIOL133
CHEM133
Total Semester Hours71

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 (18 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 (18 semester hours)

Select 2 courses from the following:6
ELEN421
ELEN426
ELEN430
ELEN432
Select 3 courses from the following:12
ELEN422
ELEN423
ELEN427
ELEN435
ELEN436
ELEN440
Total Semester Hours18

Concentration in Communications (18 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 (18 semester hours)

ELEN4213
ELEN4224
ELEN4263
ELEN4274
ELEN4234
Total Semester Hours18

Concentration in Mechatronic Systems (18 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 (18 semester hours)

ELEN4303
ELEN4323
ELEN4354
ELEN4364
ELEN4404
Total Semester Hours18

Final Program Requirements (6 semester hours)

ELEN4983
ELEN499 (to be taken as the last course before graduation)3
Total Semester Hours6