Online BSE in Electrical Engineering – Electric Power and Energy Systems

In the online electrical power engineering degree concentration, you’ll learn about the structure and function of the large-scale power systems that support today’s consumers and industrial operations. You’ll study power engineering for conventional and renewable energy systems to learn how to design technologies and solve problems related to energy and electric power.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Study energy systems and power engineering

This power engineering degree focuses on the generation, transmission and use of electric power. Courses explore energy management on a large scale while also covering a diverse array of emerging technology related to wind turbines, hydroelectric power and other renewable energy sources. You’ll learn about electric power plants, nuclear engineering, photovoltaic energy conversion, power system analysis, electrical machinery and more.

The online electrical engineering degree and power systems concentration is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This means the online degree and concentration meet the commission’s educational standards and prepare students to excel in engineering careers.

Additionally, this bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money, while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master’s degrees include:

What is power engineering?

Electrical power engineering refers to the practice of creating and improving systems for handling electric power. This includes power generation and the sourcing of energy to its ultimate industrial and consumer applications. Today, demand is deviating from large-scale centralized plants to smaller networked systems. Likewise, other big shifts are happening as the world converts to renewable energy and electric cars. As a power engineer, you can bridge this divide and help develop new energy systems and electric grids that carry the world into a cleaner future.

What does an electrical power engineer do?

Power engineering jobs focus on the design and operation of technologies related to the electrical grid and power generation. This includes working with conventional power sources such as fossil fuels or nuclear energy and alternative energies such as solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal power.

Your job duties may involve electric system analysis, wind turbine design, solar panel development, generator maintenance and more depending on your position. As an electrical power engineer, you’ll also have the opportunity to help develop emerging technologies in the transition to renewable energy and the creation of automated smart grids.

Professional licensure and certification

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Students should check the professional licensure list for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering to determine if this program meets requirements in their state. Please note that not all programs within the Fulton Schools lead to professional licensure.

Will my electrical power engineering concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Your concentration in electric power and energy systems will appear on both your diploma and transcripts.

Featured electrical power engineering courses

If you select the power engineering concentration, you’ll take required courses in math, science and electrical engineering. Elective courses will cover advanced, specialized topics related to electrical power, energy systems and power generation. To graduate, you must complete a capstone project.


FSE 100: Introduction to Engineering


EEE 120: Digital Design Fundamentals


EEE 202: Circuits I


EEE 203: Signals and Systems I


EEE 230: Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming


EEE 241: Fundamentals of Electromagnetics


EEE 334: Circuits II


EEE 350: Random Signal Analysis


What can you do with a power engineering degree?

After earning a power engineering degree, you can pursue a variety of careers related to electrical engineering and the design of energy systems. Many energy systems engineers work for power generation plants or electric utilities companies, but some jobs are also available with universities, local governments and private corporations. A few examples of potential careers for electrical power engineering graduates include:

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Learn from leaders in the field of engineering

Of the 350+ 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 40 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.

Learn from leaders in the field of engineering

Of the 350+ 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 40 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.

Power engineering degree requirements

General admission requirements

First year additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

International Additional Requirements

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Top 25% of all accredited engineering programs in the nation

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 U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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