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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Electrical Engineering (A.S.E.)

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Official 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 was developed to facilitate the transfer of students from two-year to four-year electrical 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. To receive the block transfer benefit of this degree, all of the ASE degree requirements must be completed.

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.

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.

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 35 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 3 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

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

Biological and Physical Sciences: 12 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Program Requirements: 30 credits

See the department chair for the recommended program sequence.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Technology Requirement

Satisfied by EGR 120  

Program Outcomes

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

  • Function as a productive member of an engineering design team.
  • Explain the relevance of professional and ethical responsibilities for engineering practice.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.​

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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