Bachelor of science degree

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Automation and Robotics

The specialization in Automation and Robotics within a BS Electrical and Computer Engineering degree program is designed for students interested in the cutting-edge fields of automated systems and robotics technology. This specialization focuses on the design, construction, operation, and application of robots and automated systems that can operate in a variety of environments.

Required courses:

  • Introduction to Robotic Systems 
  • Programmable Controllers 
  • Image Processing and Robot Vision 

Renewable Energy

The specialization in Renewable Energy within the BS Electrical and Computer Engineering degree program focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, analyze, and improve renewable energy systems. This includes solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal power systems.

Required courses:

  • Alternative Energy Sources 
  • Energy Conversion 
  • Power System Economics 

Smart Electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Smart Electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) specialization within the BS Electrical and Computer Engineering degree program focuses on integrating digital and physical systems. This innovative field covers the design, analysis, and implementation of smart devices that are interconnected and accessible through the internet.

Required courses:

  • Internet of Things 
  • Cyber-Physical Systems 
  • Advanced Digital Design 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program will be able to apply basic engineering principles to identify and solve problems, and to design, analyze, and evaluate the performance of electrical and computer systems. Fundamental concepts and practical applications of electrical circuits, electronics, computers, digital systems, power and control systems, signals and signal processing, communications, and electromagnetic fields are studied.

       AIU graduates are expected to demonstrate the following skills within a few years of earning their bachelor’s degree in ECE:

  • Competency in the electrical and computer engineering profession by the ascension to positions of increasing responsibility and/or leadership, publishing work in technical venues, or presenting work at technical events and conferences.
  • Life-long learning and self-development by pursuing advanced-level education or training in engineering or related fields.

The Computer Science Program is designed to provide students with the ability to:

  1. apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well
  2. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  3. communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Electrical engineering is a practical discipline with a plethora of great career opportunities. Electrical and electronics engineers can work in research and development industries, engineering services firms, manufacturing, government, and tech.

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

Degree Requirements


Discover the forefront of sustainable power solutions with Renewable Energy, navigate the interconnected world of technology with Smart Electronics and the Internet of Things, or embrace the future of industry with Automation and Robotics.

  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Electronics and the Internet of Things
  • Automation and Robotics 

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 coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.


Minimum General Education Requirements 38 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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