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Electrical Engineering

Electricity drives everything around us, and a degree in electrical engineering provides countless career options and limitless employment potential.

What is Electrical Engineering?

A degree in electrical engineering opens the door to a career in nearly any industry. Electrical Engineering students learn through a combination of design and lab work. This mix of theory and practical application prepares students to apply mathematical and scientific principles to design, development, and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components.

Program Note

This Associate of Science in Engineering (A.S.E.) program is designed for transfer to certain four-year Maryland institutions. Students wishing to transfer out-of-state should consult with the Engineering department or academic advisor to develop an educational plan.

Electrical Engineering Degrees and Certifications

The Garrett College Engineering department awards Electrical Engineering graduates an Associate of Science in Engineering (A.S.E.). An Electro-mechanical Technology Certificate is also offered by the Engineering department.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, when presenting their ideas and engineering projects.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to engage in the various steps in the engineering project development process including: problem specification, design, modeling, simulation (using computer-aided engineering), fabrication, testing, and redesign.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of electrical and electronic circuits.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design, build, and test electrical and electronic circuits and analyze their performance.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design and analyze digital logic circuits.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in performing numerical analysis and computations, using tools such as MATLAB.
  • Students will demonstrate competency in the use and application of high-level programming languages such as "C" and "C++".

Program Benefits

The curriculum is built around a strong basic core of mathematics, the sciences including chemistry and physics, and computer technology. Students will gain knowledge of engineering theory through engineering courses and application of theory to real world problems. The program will provide students hands-on experience in the design, development, implementation, and management of projects and in the communication and presentation of their ideas and project plans. Graduates may choose to continue learning at a four-year institution or begin in their chosen career.

Career Goals

Garrett's Electrical Engineering program prepares you for a career in any of the following fields:

  • Engineering project management
  • Military systems engineering
  • Scientific systems engineering
  • Mining technology
  • Fabrication systems
  • Logistics systems design and development
  • Software and hardware design
  • Vehicle systems design and maintenance
  • and more

Electrical Engineering A.S.E. Degree

Total Credit Hours Required 64

GER Required Credits 32

English Compsition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • COM101  Intro to Communication  3
  • GER  Humanities Course  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • GER  Two (2) Soc & Behav Science Courses  6


  • CHE101  Chemistry I  4*
  • PHY111  Gen Physics I (Calc-based)  5*


  • MAT190  Calculus I  4*

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CIS170  Computer Science Programming I  4*

Core Courses 32


  • ENR100  Intro to Engineering Design  3*
  • PHY112  Gen Physics II (Calc-based)  5*
  • MAT191  Calculus II  4*
  • MAT192  Calculus III  4*
  • MAT281  Differential Equations  4*
  • ENR210  Basic Circuit Theory  3*
  • ENR211  Electrical & Digital Circuit Lab  2*
  • ENR230  Sci & Engineering Computations  3*
  • ENR240  Digital Logic Design  3*
  • ENR241  Digital Logic Design Lab  1*

Additional Graduation Requirements:

*Must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all computer science, engineering, mathematics, and natural/physical science courses.