Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program is designed to prepare graduates to enter this diverse engineering discipline so crucial to our world today. From global positioning technology that can track the location of a vehicle, to sub-micron, integrated circuit (IC) chips that power today’s wireless technologies, electrical engineers are responsible for some of the world’s most exciting technological breakthroughs.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program at the CTU Colorado Springs campus is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  190.5

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online: Colorado Springs

Program Details

Program Outline
Career Paths
Alumni Experience
Employer Experience
  • Program Outline

    The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Program are to provide graduates with: 1) discipline and expertise to a sufficient degree to be productive, entry-level electrical engineers within the industry; and 2) the academic preparation for entry into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program. Core courses include:

    • Computer Architecture
    • Programming With C++
    • Introduction to Engineering
    • Circuit Analysis I
    • Digital Design I
    • Embedded Microcontrollers
    • CMOS Design
    • Circuit Analysis II
    • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
    • Advanced Circuit Analysis
    • Signals and Systems
    • Digital Design II
    • Electronic Design I
    • Electronic Design II
    • Advanced Electronic Design II
    • Communication Systems I
    • Communications Systems II
    • Impact of Global Issues on Design
    • Product Design I
    • Product Design II
    • Web Development I
    • Differential Equations
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Electromagnetics
    • Solid State Physics

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  • Career Paths

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right bachelor’s degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree include:1

    • Electrical Engineer
    • Engineering Manager
    • Electronics Engineer
    • Controls Engineer
    • RF Engineer
    • Electrical Design Engineer
    • Engineering Project Manager
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  • Alumni Experience

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about.2

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    My education has helped me advance my career
    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    Communicate effectively with my manager

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.3,4

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    CTU graduates prepared as well or better than other employees to work at their job5
    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    Can be trusted to communicate appropriately with senior leadership at organization5
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    Take direction well
    Work effectively in a team environment
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    Manage conflicts effectively
    Provide input on planning for business
    Take initiative to lead projects5
    Think about how their projects will impact the business5

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

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Colorado Springs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 27%

This Graduation Rate includes both Colorado Springs and Pueblo campus locations.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website.


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1; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

2Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

3Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

4Employer Survey - 2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

5Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.

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