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.