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’ll 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.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Courses include foundations in math, computer science, and physical sciences. Course topics include:

  • Basic elements in 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: Some courses in this program have additional laboratory course materials that are not covered by our undergraduate book grant. View the Materials Cost information below for details.

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Program Objectives

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

  • Use knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Design and conduct experiments.
  • 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.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Use principles of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Use of broad education to appraise the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Use techniques, skills, and 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.

Sample Courses

  • 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.

View other concentrations in this program for sample courses.

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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.

Sample Courses

  • ENTD333 - Application Development for the iPhone and iPad
  • ELEN430 - Embedded Systems Design
  • ELEN435 - Introduction to Power Electronics
  • ELEN436 - Advanced Power Electronics
  • ELEN440 - Mechatronics

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our 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 admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.

Materials Cost

As an engineering student, you will be participating in hands-on, at-home lab exercises, which require you to purchase additional course materials. The estimated total cost of these materials is approximately $16,092.

These materials are not covered by our university undergraduate book grant.

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*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer 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

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 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

The university 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.