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Earn Your Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical Engineering Online

Electrical engineering lies at the heart of today’s innovations—from self-driving cars to smart appliances—and influences the way we communicate, move, and entertain ourselves. The online electrical engineering bachelor’s degree at American Public University (APU) lays the foundation for your understanding of electrical engineering theories, practices, tools, technologies, and ethics.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

This program is not designed to prepare graduates for any state-issued professional license or certification and therefore has not been approved by any state professional licensing agency.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Program Pioneer

APU broke new ground, being among the first universities to offer a fully online bachelor’s program in electrical engineering. At its launch, the program filled a unique, innovative niche with its home-based lab work.

Solutions-Based Approach

APU’s Bachelor of Engineering (BE) prepares you to develop and apply solutions for technical and societal challenges in a variety of settings. You will engage in project-based, at-home learning lab exercises—preparing you to tackle real-world challenges.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Coursework covers analog circuit design; communication and control systems; energy conversion and transport; electromagnetic field theory; and radar and RF signal propagation, transmission, and reception.

Getting Started

Begin your studies quickly. This bachelor’s in electrical engineering requires no entrance exam, but there are admission requirements. Please request information to learn more.

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