Electrical Engineering, BSE
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2015 - 2016 Major Map

Controls, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetics, Microprocessors, Nanoelectronics, Power System, Semiconductors, Signals and Systems, Sound Engineering

Program Description

The goal of the electrical engineering undergraduate program is to prepare graduates for positions as electrical engineers. Faculty in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer a BSE in electrical engineering. Following initial course work in mathematics and sciences, the foundation classes build a solid base of engineering knowledge. The electrical engineering curriculum includes a number of required upper-division electrical engineering and technical elective courses; areas include:

  • circuits
  • communication, signal processing and control systems
  • computer engineering
  • electromagnetics
  • power
  • solid-state devices

Approved technical elective courses provide students with an opportunity either to broaden their background in electrical engineering or to study, in greater depth, technical subjects in which they have special interest.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

Additional Program Fee: Yes

Second Language Requirement: No

First Required Math Course: MAT 265 - Calculus for Engineers I.

Program Math Intensity: program math intensity substantial Substantial

Accelerated Degrees

This degree is also offered as an accelerated degree with:

Electrical Engineering (MSE)

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. Eligible students will be advised in their junior and senior years by their academic department to apply.

Admission Requirements

General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.Freshman |Transfer |International |Readmission

Additional Requirements:

The admission standards for majors in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are higher than minimum university standards. International students may have an additional English-language proficiency criterion. Foreign nationals must meet the same admission requirements shown below with the possible additional requirement of a minimum TOEFL score. If the university requires a TOEFL score from the applicant, (see http://global.asu.edu/future/undergrad) then admission to engineering requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 79 on iBT (Internet-based) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Freshman Admission:

  1. minimum 1140 SAT combined math and verbal or minimum 24 ACT combined score or 3.00 minimum ABOR GPA or class ranking in top 25 percent of high school class, and
  2. no high school math or science competency deficiencies

Transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable college credit hours:

  1. minimum transfer GPA of 3.00 for less than 24 transfer hours, and
  2. no high school math or science competency deficiencies, and
  3. minimum 1140 SAT combined math and verbal or minimum 24 ACT combined score, or 3.00 minimum ABOR GPA, or class ranking in top 25 percent of high school class

Transfer students with 24 or more transferable college credit hours must meet EITHER the primary OR the secondary criteria (not both):

Primary Criteria

  1. minimum transfer GPA of 3.00 for 24 or more transfer hours, and
  2. no high school math or science competency deficiencies (if Admission Services requires submission of a high school transcript)

Secondary Criteria

  1. minimum transfer GPA of 2.75 for 24 or more transfer hours, and
  2. minimum GPA of 2.75 in all critical courses for Terms 1 and 2 (see major map for critical courses), and
  3. no high school math or science competency deficiencies (if Admission Services requires submission of a high school transcript)

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year and accelerated 7.5 week classes. View the program description and request more information here. View the program description and request more information here.

Transfer Agreements

ASU has partnered with the following institutions to provide curriculum pathways for transfer to this ASU degree program:

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Career Opportunities

Graduates with the bachelor's in electrical engineering find many exciting opportunities in industry. These include:

  • communication equipment and network providers
  • computer and peripheral device manufacturers and defense organizations
  • consulting companies
  • electric power utilities
  • semiconductor chip designers and manufacturers

The program also prepares graduates for continued learning experiences, either in a formal graduate program or in continuing education applications.

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Career *Growth *Median Salary
10.39%
$103,720
6.16%
$124,870
3.77%
$100,920
1.71%
$87,920
0.31%
$91,820
6.66%
$92,030
15.12%
$92,670
10.95%
$104,270
0.31%
$91,820
6.66%
$92,030
  
$91,000
6.66%
$92,030
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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