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Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science (BSEE)

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. Within a few years after graduation, you should be able to use your skills and knowledge in electrical engineering to:

  1. Become a valuable contributor in their chosen field.
  2. Continue life-long learning through advanced degrees, training, and/or professional development.
  3. Advance in their chosen field to a position of increased technical, supervisory, or creative ability.
  4. Develop a full appreciation of the importance of ethical practice and the ethical responsibility to the public.

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 $12,000. These materials are not covered by the university undergraduate book grant.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

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 range from $4,700 to $7,000 over the duration of the program (average cost is $6,000). These materials are not covered by the university undergraduate book grant.

Program Objectives

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

Student Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Engage in the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Recognize the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Develop knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Degree at a Glance

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

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Communications

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.

ELEN421

RF/Microwave Engineering I

ELEN423

Wireless Communications

ELEN426

Antennas-Theory and Applications

ELEN427

Radar Systems Theory

ELEN422

RF/Microwave Engineering II

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General

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. View course catalog for details.
 

ELEN421

RF/Microwave Engineering I

ELEN422

RF/Microwave Engineering II

ELEN423

Wireless Communications

ELEN427

Radar Systems Theory

ELEN435

Introduction to Power Electronics

ELEN436

Advanced Power Electronics

ELEN440

Mechatronics

ELEN426

Antennas-Theory and Applications

ELEN430

Embedded Systems Design

ELEN432

Microcontroller Based Systems

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Mechatronic Systems

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.

ELEN435

Introduction to Power Electronics

ELEN436

Advanced Power Electronics

ELEN440

Mechatronics

ELEN430

Embedded Systems Design

ELEN432

Microcontroller Based Systems

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or info@apus.edu.

Materials Cost

As an engineering student, you will be participating in project-based, at-home learning lab exercises which require you to purchase additional course materials that range from $4,700 to $7,000 over the duration of the program (average cost is $6,000). These materials are not covered by the university undergraduate book grant and costs are subject to change.

You can view the materials required for individual courses in the ecampus under your Academic Plan.

Technology Fees

The technology fee for engineering courses (ENGR and ELEN) is $100/course. Estimated total technology fees for this program are $2,950, depending on the concentration you choose.

Note: technology fees are covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

View Tuition and Fees Details  

*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Books are provided online at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $600 per academic semester* if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.

*According to College Board Trends in College Pricing.