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Electrical Engineering

Online Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical Engineering (BE)

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About This Program

The bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from American Military University (AMU) offers you a solid foundation in electrical engineering theories, practices, competencies, tools, ethics, and technologies.

Coursework for this online electrical engineering degree prepares you for developing solutions to today’s technical and societal challenges.

Through hands-on lab experience and online instruction, you will learn about these topics:

  • Essential elements of analog circuit design
  • Electrical technology
  • 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 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering has specific admission requirements.

Program Educational Objectives

PEO 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.

PEO 2: Create value for society through the ethical practice of their professional abilities in developing solutions to technical and societal challenges.

PEO 3: Continue to increase their knowledge and competence through self-development or formal schooling.

BE Enrollments and Completions

What You Will Do

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

SO1: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

SO2: 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

SO3: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

SO4: 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

SO5: 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

SO6: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

SO7: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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Degree at a Glance

Number of Credits
Cost Per Credit
$285 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Feb 6
Register by Feb 3

Admission Requirements

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

Materials Cost

Software and/or lab equipment required for some courses in this program must be purchased at the student’s expense, and are not included in the university book grant. Expenses may depend on courses chosen for electives and concentration requirements. Estimated costs can be found at

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.

Note: The technology fee is waived for U.S. active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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

State Requirements

Except as indicated below, APUS has not made a determination whether this program meets the educational prerequisites for licensure or certification in your state. For more information on educational prerequisites applicable to you, please see the National Society of Professional Engineers website or select your state from the drop-down list below.

Maryland: The Bachelor of Engineering meets the educational prerequisites for a student to sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam in Maryland. Maryland has additional work experience requirements. View the full list of prerequisites in Maryland.

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1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt As of December 31, 2021

Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.

*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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