Bachelor of science degree

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and computer engineering B.S. degree graduates will be able to apply basic engineering principles to identify and solve problems, and to design, and evaluate the performance of electrical systems and computer engineering components. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must complete 132 credits of coursework, including AIU General Education requirements. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the University and the College of Engineering and Computing governing undergraduate degree.

In the freshman and sophomore years, the student acquires a foundation in the principles of science and mathematics required for the study of engineering. In addition, general education studies are provided to ensure a well-rounded education. Basic concepts of electrical circuits, electronics, computers, and electromagnetic fields are studied after prerequisite mathematics and science backgrounds are mastered. In the senior year, a choice of electrical and computer engineering electives permits the student to specialize in one or more areas.


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  • CAD Technician
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • Sound Engineer

Degree Requirements

The School of Engineering and Computing offers seven majors: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering. 


School of Engineering and Computing Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program must complete a minimum of 129 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.


Minimum General Education Requirements 36 credits
School Core Requirements 34 credits
Major Requirements 57 credits
Total Credits Required for Degree 129 credits


General Education Requirements


American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 

Required Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses

All students in the computer engineering program must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

  • Electrical Circuits I
  • Electrical Circuits I Laboratory
  • Engineering Economics
  • Numerical Methods with MATLAB
  • Digital Logic Design
  • Digital Logic Design Laboratory
  • Microcomputers
  • Electrical Circuits II
  • Electrical Circuits II Laboratory
  • Electronics I
  • Linear Systems and Signals
  • Electronics II
  • Electronics II Laboratory
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electrical Engineering Seminar
  • Communication Theory
  • Power Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Students must choose one of the following specializations:
    • Renewable Energy
    • Smart Electronics and the Internet of Things
    • Automation and Robotics

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