Electrical Engineering (Electric Power and Energy Systems), BSE
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2014 - 2015 Major Map
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Study at: Tempe campus
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Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Energy, Fuel Cells, Power Generation, Power Grid, Power Industry, Power System, Solar, conventional power generation, nuclear energy, renewable energy, sustainable energy, wind

Program Description

The goal of the electric power and energy systems concentration is to prepare graduates for positions in industries dealing with generation, transmission and utilization of electric power. Generation includes conventional power generation (fossil fuel and nuclear) and alternative energy systems, including solar, wind and fuel cells.

Students in this concentration will complete the foundation courses in math, science and engineering. They are then required to take the pathway course in electric power and complete nine of the 15 technical elective credit hours with power classes. In addition, the senior design capstone project should be in the area of electric power and energy systems.

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

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 Undergraduate Admissions 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 Undergraduate Admissions requires submission of a high school transcript)

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates with a concentration in electric power and energy systems include:

  • consulting engineering firms
  • employment in utility companies
  • entrepreneurial opportunities
  • power equipment manufacturers
  • research and design organizations
  • state, federal and municipal agencies

This concentration will also prepare students to pursue graduate degrees in the areas of:

  • power generation
  • power systems
  • power transmission and distribution
  • renewable and sustainable energy sources

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

Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following:

*growth*median salary
Aerospace EngineersGreen OccupationGreen 10.39% $103,720
Architectural and Engineering ManagersGreen Occupation 6.16% $124,870
Computer Hardware Engineers 3.77% $100,920
Electrical EngineersGreen Occupation 1.71% $87,920
Electronics Engineers, Except ComputerGreen Occupation 0.31% $91,820
Energy EngineersGreen Occupation  Bright OutlookBright Outlook 6.66% $92,030
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $92,670
Nuclear EngineersGreen Occupation 10.95% $104,270
Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists  Bright Outlook 0.31% $91,820
Solar Energy Systems EngineersGreen Occupation  Bright Outlook 6.66% $92,030
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists  Bright Outlook    $91,000
Wind Energy EngineersGreen Occupation  Bright Outlook 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).
Contact Information

Electrical Engineering Program | GWC 209
askee@asu.edu | 480-965-3424

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