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.
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
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.
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
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 are estimated to be up to $8,000. These materials are not covered by the university undergraduate book grant.
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BSEE Enrollments and Completions
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.