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About This Program
Advances in technology require capable individuals who can develop and maintain projects involving engineering skill and knowledge. The bachelor’s in electrical engineering (BE) from American Public University (APU) offers a solid foundation in electrical engineering theories, practices, competencies, tools, ethics, and technologies, and it is useful for developing solutions to technical and societal challenges.
Through this online electrical engineering bachelor's degree, you’ll get hands-on experience and online classroom instruction. Additionally, you will gain management knowledge that can serve you in various fields.
Coursework includes analog circuit design; circuit analysis; communication systems; control systems; energy conversion and transport; electromagnetic field theory; passive microwave circuit analysis and design; and radar and RF signal propagation, transmission, and reception.
NOTE: This program has specific admission requirements.
The goal of this electrical engineering degree is to provide our students with a sound engineering education that can be applied 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.
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.
Degree at a Glance
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- 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 APU admission application. View steps to apply.
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 https://apus.libguides.com/bookstore.
You can view the materials required for individual courses in the ecampus under your Academic Plan.
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.
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 APU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or email@example.com.
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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*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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