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Electrical Engineering Degree

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills associated with the electrical or computer engineering professions. Study this diverse field in the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from CTU. You can work to develop both a strong technical background as well as analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that are designed to help you contribute in professional environments. From small electronic devices and smartphones to supercomputers, you can work to prepare for various fields of electrical engineering and the high-tech industry.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program at the CTU Colorado Springs campus is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedules are designed to help you build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.

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CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program at the CTU Colorado Springs campus is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data


  • April 04, 2023
  • May 09, 2023
  • June 13, 2023




  • Colorado Springs

Program Details

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  • Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program is a 186-credit-hour program offered on the Colorado Springs campus. The program includes 69 credit hours of general education courses. It also includes 117 credit hours devoted to the electrical engineering core, which are designed to provide instruction in the design, development, and testing of electrical equipment from small embedded systems to supercomputers.

    The program is designed to provide students with a strong technical background as well as the opportunity to develop analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that help them prepare to contribute as professionals to a variety of engineering roles. This may include working with equipment ranging from small electronic devices and smart phones to supercomputers, within the various fields of electrical engineering and the high-tech industry. The program emphasizes that graduates of Electrical Engineering will be committed to professional development and lifelong learning by engaging in professional or graduate education in order to stay current in their field and achieve continued professional growth.

    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology Mission Statement

    Through innovative industry-current curricula and technology-enabled student-centered teaching, the College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology empowers students to become motivated, creative, ethical, and skillful professionals who can resolve challenges in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology in order to meet the needs of the digital economy.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CHE105 Introduction to Chemistry 5
    COMS105 Interpersonal Communications 4.5
    ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    MATH205 Differential Calculus 5
    MATH207 Integral Calculus 5
    MATH212 Fundamentals of Discrete Mathematics 4
    MATH304 Linear Algebra 4
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    PHY211 Physics I - Mechanics 5
    PHY212 Physics II – Heat, Light and Sound 5
    PSYC102 Introductory Psychology 4.5
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 69
    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS104 Problem Solving Concepts With C++ 4
    CS115 Programming With C++ 4
    CS215 Intermediate C++ Programming 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    EE110 Introduction to Engineering 4
    EE221 Circuit Analysis I 5
    EE252 Digital Design I 5
    EE312 Embedded Microcontrollers 5
    EE331 Circuit Analysis II 5
    EE335 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 5
    EE343 Signals and Systems 4
    EE352 Digital Design II 5
    EE375 Electronic Design I 5
    EE395 Electronic Design II 5
    EE415 Advanced Electronic Design 5
    EE443 Communication Systems I 4
    EE463 Communications Systems II 4
    EE486 Impact of Global Issues on Design 2
    EE490 Product Design I 4
    EE491 Product Design II 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    MATH302 Differential Equations 5
    MATH312 Principles of Probability and Statistics 4
    PHY340 Electromagnetics 5
    Select 12 credits of courses related to electrical engineering 12
    Total Credit Hours: 117
    Courses: Electives
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    Select 3 courses for a total of 12 credits from the list of Senior level EE elective coursesCourse 12

    Total Credit Hours: 186

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    The BSEE program at the CTU Colorado Springs campus is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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  • Outcomes

    BSEE Program Learning Outcomes (called Student Outcomes by ABET):

    1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
    3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
    6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


    BSEE Program Educational Objectives:

    The program educational objectives of the BSEE program are to produce graduates who, after acquiring industry experience:

    1. Are competent Electrical Engineers who value system-level perspectives; provide technical expertise; engage in continuous learning and advanced education; apply theory, experimentation, and modern engineering tools; and validate systems and solutions.
    2. Lead the electrical engineering industry in their companies and society by serving as mentors, fostering effective teams, and identifying critical needs and concerns as the future evolves.
    3. Demonstrate ethical and responsible citizenship of a diverse global society.
  • Admission Requirements

    BSEE Foundation Requirements

    The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid background in mathematics. Therefore, the BSEE program requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in college-level math to be successful.

    Students entering into the BSEE program will be required to successfully complete three BSEE foundation courses (MATH095, MATH096, and MATH097) to measure mathematic proficiency in the following areas: Analytic College Algebra – Engineering, Analytic Trigonometry - Engineering, and Foundations for Calculus - Engineering. These foundations courses are only available for students enrolled in BSCE and BSEE programs.

    If a student can show evidence of satisfying the foundation course objectives through coursework from an accredited institution, the foundation requirement can be waived.

    The BSEE foundation course MATH095 must be completed and passed prior to beginning courses in the BSEE program. Students will need to complete and pass MATH096 and MATH097 prior to the end of the first quarter.

    Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Success department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

    Students who do not meet the BSEE foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the BSEE program.


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