Award: Associate of Science in Engineering degree, A.S.E. (code ASE.EGR.ELEC)
Total Credit Hours: 65 credits.
Purpose: The ASE in Electrical Engineering degree has been developed to facilitate the transfer of students from two-year to four-year engineering programs, and is not considered as a terminal degree in engineering. This program is designed to transfer as a degree, rather than on a course-by-course basis, into parallel four-year engineering programs in Maryland. Although this does not guarantee admission into a four-year engineering program, most Maryland universities have expressed support for the ASE. Once a student enrolls in the ASE they must complete all degree requirements in order to benefit from the block transfer of the degree to a four-year program.
The first two years include foundation courses such as math, physics and chemistry, as well as introductory engineering courses. There are no technical electives within this program. All program requirements are mandatory.
An engineering program is rigorous, using advanced mathematics and physics to design and analyze hardware and processes.
Range of Occupations
- Leads to occupation of electrical engineer
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Maryland regulations for an ASE degree state that students must complete courses with a grade of C or better in computer science, engineering, mathematics and physical and natural sciences. To complete this degree and comply with Maryland regulations, students must achieve a C or better in any AACC courses that have the prefixes: CHE, EGR, MAT, and PHY.