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:
- Become a valuable contributor in their chosen field.
- Continue life-long learning through advanced degrees, training, and/or professional development.
- Advance in their chosen field to a position of increased technical, supervisory, or creative ability.
- 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
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.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve the following:
- 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.