Undergraduate degree programs
Electrical engineering B.S.E.
The electrical engineering B.S.E. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Student enrollment and graduation data are available at http://engineering.asu.edu/enrollment.
The electrical engineering industry is increasingly transdisciplinary as electrical and computing devices are used in wireless communications, medicine, energy, space exploration and the environment. The development of the microprocessor has expanded the opportunities for electrical engineers to improve the design of familiar products such as automobiles, consumer and office products, entertainment systems and a vast variety of test and measurement instruments and machine tools.
Electrical engineers combine the laws of electricity and principles of engineering to a variety of applications that directly affect the daily lives of most of the world’s population, from the development of satellite communication links to a sophisticated patient monitoring system in a hospital trauma unit. Electrical engineers are concerned with a vast array of design and development challenges associated with radio and television transmitters and receivers, telephone networks and switching systems, computer systems and electric power generation and distribution.
Our faculty includes experts in many application areas such as the design of flight control for aircraft and the implementation of neural interfaces for biomedical applications. They are committed to the integration of use-inspired research with locally and globally relevant academic programming, and have achieved national recognition by pursuing the highest-quality activities in research, training and entrepreneurship.
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Designed for the dedicated and driven Fulton Schools student, accelerated 4+1 programs combine advanced undergraduate course work with graduate course work, enabling students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years. Interested? Learn more about our accelerated 4+1 degree program.
As an electrical engineering student with a knack for entrepreneurship, Andrew’s life is “developing a startup company by day and finishing coursework by night.”
Ninh chose electrical engineering because it pushes him to understand the hardware side of things. “I think future success relies on being able to produce both the best of software and the best of hardware.”
Degree program options
B.S.E. in electrical engineering
Undergraduate students will take basic engineering courses as well as specialty courses in circuits, electromagnetic fields and waves, microprocessors, communication and control systems, physical electronics and photonics and electrical power systems. Undergraduates in the program prepare for positions as electrical engineers in industrial, commercial and government organizations.
B.S.E. in electrical engineering
with an electric power and energy systems concentration
The goal of the electric power and energy systems concentration is to prepare graduates for positions in industries dealing with conventional power generation (fossil fuel and nuclear) and alternative energy systems, including solar, wind and fuel cells.
- Read the ASU catalog description for Electrical Engineering (Electric Power and Energy Systems), B.S.E.
- View the current Electrical Engineering (Electric Power and Energy Systems), B.S.E. major map
- Fulton Engineering’s admission requirements
4 + 1 accelerated B.S.E./M.S.E. program
Thinking about pursuing a master’s degree in electrical engineering? Save time and money with the 4 + 1 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E/M.S.E. in EE) degree program. This accelerated program allows motivated students the opportunity to obtain both a bachelor’s (B.S.E.) and master’s (M.S.E.) degree (non-thesis option only) from Electrical Engineering in five years.
Undergraduate students (2018 Fall estimated)
Undergraduate electrical engineering degrees granted (2016-2017)
Through research, you are building a strong foundation for graduate study and your future career. Our signature program, the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, is just one of the many ways you can get involved in research early in your education.
Learn more at https://undergraduate-research.engineering.asu.edu/.
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have many scholarship programs to support our students. In 2013, we gave $900K in the form of scholarship support to our undergraduate students. Our commitment is to support our current engineering student body and amplify access to the field of engineering through generous donations and support from our caring donors, companies, community members, associations, organizations and staff. Scholarships are available to both new (incoming freshman and transfer students) as well as our continuing engineering students.
Learn more at https://scholarships.engineering.asu.edu/
The Engineering Career Center is designed to be your personal resource for career development during your time at the Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Find internships and more at https://career.engineering.asu.edu/
Senior design award
The Senior Design Award is an undergraduate team award for senior electrical engineering students. It is presented semi-annually at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters, to the EEE 489 groups that win their respective senior design competitions. Winning teams receive a certificate of achievement and prize money, which is divided among all team members. The award is jointly funded by ECEE and the Palais Fund—a fund established by professor Joseph Palais, ECEE graduate program chair, and his wife Sandra.