TEMPE, Ariz., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) today announced plans to offer its renowned Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in Electrical Engineering in an online format beginning in the fall 2013 semester.
"Today's rapidly changing world requires innovative approaches to education," said Paul Johnson, dean and professor of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. "We offer an impressive online platform that delivers science and engineering fundamentals, technical training, practical experience and student support. Our goal is to ensure that anyone who is motivated to pursue an electrical engineering degree, but needs a flexible format, has the opportunity to achieve their educational and career goals."
The 120-credit-hour degree program includes core engineering courses and a minimum of 45 upper division credit hours in specialty courses. Upper division specialty courses examine topics such as analog and digital circuits, electromagnetic fields, microprocessors, communications networks, solid-state electronics, and electric power and energy systems.
"Students in our program, whether on campus or online, learn and work with faculty who are leaders in their fields – from nanoscale electronic devices to the U.S. electric power grid," said Stephen Phillips, director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.
The new online program's labs and simulations will also leverage some of the latest and most innovative learning technologies and platforms. This includes a combination of practical hardware and industry-standard design with simulation tools that will provide students with the applied skills needed in today's global engineering environment.
"Our program integrates science and engineering fundamentals with real-world experience and state-of-the-art learning tools from the first day," Phillips said.
ASU first offered an online graduate degree program in engineering in 2002, and has continued to expand availability of both graduate and undergraduate online engineering programs to provide flexible anytime/anyplace learning for students in Arizona and around the world.
About the Electrical Engineering program
The Electrical Engineering program at ASU enrolls approximately 700 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. Sixty-five faculty contribute to the program. The program is offered in both on-campus and online formats. The B.S.E. in electrical engineering is accredited by the engineering accreditation commission of ABET: www.abet.org.
About The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering's innovative, experiential educational environment provides approximately 9,000 students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in technically oriented careers. Fulton Engineering emphasizes discovery, design, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal impact. Its faculty and students are solving challenges in energy, health, sustainability, education and security. For more information, please visit: http://asuonline.asu.edu/bseee.
About ASU Online
ASU offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs entirely online, providing the opportunity to learn from the same great faculty, engage with the same rigorous academic content, benefit from the same services and resources, and earn the same diploma as students who attend on campus. For more information, please visit: http://asuonline.asu.edu.
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