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Electrical Engineering (A.S.E.)

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Title of Major: Electrical Engineering, A.S.E.

Award: Associate of Science in Engineering degree, A.S.E.


Total Credit Hours: 65

About the Engineering Department

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 electrical 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

Additional Degree Requirements

To complete the program in two years it is necessary to take calculus (MAT 191 ) in the first term. Those not ready for calculus should take pre-calculus math (MAT 151 ), possibly in the summer before the first regular term.

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.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 31 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

These courses must be from two different disciplines and have different course prefixes. See General Education Arts and Humanities Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits

Students must achieve a C or better in these courses.

Mathematics: 8 credits

Students must achieve a C or better in these courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Program Requirements: 34 credits

See the department chair for the recommended program sequence. Students must achieve a C or better in these courses.

Computer Competency Requirement

Completion of EGR 120  satisfies the computer competency requirement.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences or biological and physical sciences general education requirements. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of the English language.
  • Effectively convey information and ideas in visual and oral forms.
  • Use basic electrical test equipment.
  • Use software tools design and simulate electronic circuits.
  • Use text-based and electronic information resources for research.
  • Practice or develop an understanding of positive health behaviors and physical fitness.
  • Function as a productive member of an engineering design team.
  • Solve problems in selected areas of classical physics and chemistry.
  • Use standard mathematical techniques to solve linear models of real systems.
  • Follow the engineering code of ethics.
  • Recognize that art, science and engineering have a common background.
  • Recognize that modern engineering is the result of contributions and inventions made all over the world.
  • Create a design, which will perform a designated function.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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