Electrical Engineering (Electric Power and Energy Systems), BSE

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 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)

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

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.

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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