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Electrical Engineering

Online Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Degree at a Glance

Number of Credits
Cost Per Credit2
$285 | $250*
8-Week Program Format

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Admission Requirements

  • For admission to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program, applicants must have completed preparation in mathematics equivalent to pre-calculus or higher. A review of high school or college transcripts showing completion of this requirement will be conducted during the admission process.
  • 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.

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 APU 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 Science in Electrical 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. Click here for the full list of prerequisites in Maryland.

Materials Cost

As an engineering student, you will be participating in project-based, at-home learning lab exercises which require you to purchase additional course materials that range from $4,700 to $8,000 over the duration of the program (average cost is $6,000). These materials are not covered by the university undergraduate book grant and costs are subject to change.

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

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Department of Education and State Disclosures

Information on costs, median debt, state licensure requirements and more. View the gainful employment disclosures and the program disclosures for Maryland residents.

1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt

As of May 1, 2019. 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.

2Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, 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.
See all military student benefits.