Electrical Engineering

Award: Associate of Science in Engineering
Degree Code: ASEN
Number of Credits: 64

Program Description

This program option prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for continued study in electrical engineering. Electrical Engineering is the branch of engineering that focuses on designing and analyzing components and systems that utilize electrons and photons. Electrical engineers also work in information technology and software development and function on multidisciplinary teams. Students with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering continue their education in graduate school or enter industry. The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the course work in the degree program.

The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the course work in the degree program.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising Tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements
Number Title Credits
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective 1 [H] 3
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [H] 3
MAT 121 Precalculus 2 [M] 4
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry [M] 4
PHY 217 General Calculus Physics I with Lab [SL] 4
PHY 218 General Calculus Physics II with Lab [SL] 4
SOC SCI Social Science Elective 3 [SS] 6
Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
CSC 205 Computer Science I 3
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry [M] 3
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus [M] 3
MAT 240 Introduction to Linear Algebra [M] 4
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations [M] 3
PHE 101 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
PHE 225 Digital Electronics and Instrumentation 4
PHE 285 Principles of Electric Circuits 4
PHY 219 General Calculus Physics III with Lab [SL] 4

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (14 credits)
MAT 121 Precalculus
PHE 101 Introduction to Engineering Design
PHY 217 General Calculus Physics I with Lab
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
Spring I (14 credits)
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
PHY 218 General Calculus Physics II with Lab
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Summer (5 credits)
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
Fall II (17 credits)
PHE 225 Digital Electronics and Instrumentation
CSC 205 Computer Science I
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
Spring II (15 credits)
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
MAT 240 Introduction to Linear Algebra
PHE 285 Principles of Electric Circuits
PHY 219 General Calculus Physicis III with Lab
SOC SCI Social Science Elective

Program Outcomes

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

  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Understand and apply the engineering design process
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrate an understanding of units, engineering notations, and circuit terminology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, and the Wye-Delta transformations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of AC and DC circuit analysis
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Laplace transform analysis technique
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Boolean algebra and discrete combinational gates
  • Analyze and design synchronous sequential circuits
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing

Career Opportunities

Network engineer, systems engineer, design engineer in public schools, power, consumer products and aerospace industries.

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1 Selection may not include EGL designation
2 Students placed in MAT 201 or higher Math may replace MAT 121 with MAT, PHY, PHE, CSC or CHM elective(s); students must satisfy the four credit requirement
3 Courses must be from two different disciplines​​​​​