Bachelor of science degree

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering graduates will be able to apply basic engineering principles to identify and solve problems, and to design, and evaluate the performance of electrical systems and components.

Program Objectives

The specific objectives of the Bachelor of Science program in Electrical Engineering include the following:

  1. Graduates will understand relevant engineering and scientific principles underlying electrical and computer technologies and have the capability to apply theoretical, computational, and experimental methods to solve real engineering problems.
  2. Graduates will have strong oral and written communication skills to interact with fellow engineers and non-technical personnel in a team environment.
  3. Graduates will have computer skills for effective use in engineering. They will possess a working knowledge of modern programming languages, as well as operating systems and software packages for design, analysis, and simulation.
  4. Graduates will be able to work hands-on in laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to accomplish assigned tasks and projects.
  5. Graduates will be aware of the societal responsibility of engineers and the essential nature of high ethical standards of professional behavior.
  6. Graduates will possess effective engineering design capability and an awareness of cost, safety, sustainability, accessibility, and other associated constraints in engineering design.

Electrical Engineering degree plan

Electrical Engineering program catalog

What can I do with my major?

Career Opportunities

  • Acoustic consultant
  • Electrical engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Sound engineer

Degree Requirements

The School of  Engineering and Computing offers six majors: Biomedical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Computing, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering. Students in these Engineering programs will take the following course work.

Engineering program requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in the Electrical Engineering program must complete a minimum of 132 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

Electrical Engineering program requirements

AIU General Education requirements


School Core requirements


Program requirements 


Total credits required for the degree 


General Education Group and Competency Requirements
The university has established General Education requirements, requiring a total of 39 credits of General Education coursework to be satisfied by all students.  For engineering majors, courses within the degree plan marked with an asterisk (*) satisfy the General Education requirements.

Core Requirements: Total credits 25 – All majors within the School of Engineering

Electrical Engineering major requirements: Total credits 68

*All course requirements and offerings are subject to change.

Electrical Engineering Courses




ECE 2610

Digital Logic I  


ECE 3040

Numerical Methods for Engineers


ECE 3300

Introduction to Electrical Circuits      


ECE 3330

Electrical Circuits II    


ECE 3570



ECE 3620

Introduction to Microcomputers


ECE 4330

Linear Systems and Signals    


ECE 4340

Microcomputer-Based Instrumentation Laboratory

or ECE 4332 Systems and Signals Laboratory


ECE 4570

Fundamentals of Microelectronic Devices


ECE 4600

Capstone Design I


ECE 4700

Introduction to Communication Theory


ECE 5700

Digital Communications


ECE 5770

Digital Signal Processing        


ECE 6991

Industrial Internship  


ECE Technical Electives

Technical Electives (2 courses)*        


* Any 5000 or 6000 level course may be selected by the student with the consent of ane Academic Advisor.

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