Online Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering

In this electrical engineering degree, you will develop engineering skills with a focus on the design of electric power systems, electronics, signal processing algorithms, antennas and semiconductor devices. You’ll be prepared for careers that pioneer new technologies in the energy sector, robotics, computing and beyond.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Earn your electrical engineering degree from an accredited institution

Arizona State University offers the first fully online electrical engineering degree accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This means the online degree meets the commission’s educational standards and prepares students to excel in engineering fields.

The electrical engineering degree starts with fundamental courses focused on advanced math, science and the engineering design process. Later in the program, you’ll have the opportunity to take specialty courses covering electromagnetic fields, microprocessors, solid-state electronics, hardware design, circuits, photovoltaic cells, energy systems and more. Lab courses include industry-standard design and simulation tools to help you apply your knowledge and gain practical experience.

As a student in this program, you’ll also have the option to pursue a concentration in electric power and energy systems.

What do electrical engineers do?

 

Electrical engineers design, develop and test electrical equipment and systems. This means their work ranges from managing the largest power grids to designing the smallest electrical components in your cell phone. A few examples include creating algorithms to better process digital signals, working on antennas, designing circuits systems, developing transistors and more. As the world becomes increasingly digital and electronic, electrical engineers are needed in a variety of fields including:

  • Auto industry.
  • Energy systems.
  • Health care.
  • Mobile networking.
  • Renewable energy.
  • Robotics development.
  • Space exploration.
  • Sustainability.
  • Telecommunications.

What skills do electrical engineers need?

 

Electrical engineers must be able to assess, create and improve electrical equipment and energy systems. This requires a deep knowledge of electrical engineering concepts and transferable skills such as problem-solving and project management. In an electrical engineering degree, you’ll learn how to do just that with courses and labs focused on circuits, signal processing, antennas, power system analysis and more. You’ll also learn important mathematical reasoning, computer programming and critical thinking skills.

How long does it take to get an electrical engineering degree and what courses will I take?

If you’re a full-time student, you can earn your online electrical engineering degree in four years, though the actual time you spend may vary based on your circumstances. In general, during the first two years of study, you’ll develop a foundation in the essential principles of engineering and electricity. Over the next two years, you may specialize in specific electrical engineering subfields. The program concludes with a two-semester design lab, during which you work with your peers to create an original project.


EEE 334: Circuits II


EEE 350: Random Signal Analysis


EEE 489: Senior Design Laboratory II (L)


EEE 488: Senior Design Laboratory I (L)


FSE 100: Introduction to Engineering


CSE 100: Principles of Programming with C++ (CS)


EEE 120: Digital Design Fundamentals


EEE 202: Circuits I


What can I do with an electrical engineering degree?

Electrical engineering bachelor’s degree holders can get jobs in a variety of fields working on the electrical components of computers, robots, cell phones, navigation systems and more. Many of these jobs are well-compensated and offer the opportunity to make an impact on energy systems and technological development. After studying electrical engineering online, you can consider careers like:

Aerospace Engineer


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $113,030

Computer Hardware Engineer


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $115,120

Electrical Engineer


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $95,060

Electronics Engineer


Growth: 3.7 %
Salary: $102,180

Energy Engineer


Growth: 6.4 %
Salary: $97,250

Nuclear Engineer


Growth: 3.8 %
Salary: $105,810

Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist


Growth: 3.7 %
Salary: $102,180

Solar Energy Systems Engineer


Growth: 6.4 %
Salary: $97,250

Telecommunications Engineering Specialist


Growth: 6.5 %
Salary: $104,650

Learn from engineering researchers and electrical engineering professionals

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

Learn from engineering researchers and electrical engineering professionals

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

Electrical engineering degree requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

An online electrical engineering degree from a first-class institution

Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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