Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Degree Completion

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Program Overview

Offered by the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education at USI, the 100% online Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Degree Completion (BSEE) program is geared toward working adults who already hold an associates or bachelors degree in a technology-related field, and wish to extend their education to an ABET-accredited engineering degree.  

Prepare yourself for a profession in the design and development of electrical circuits, power and control systems, electronic components, computer architecture and embedded software. Your education makes you employable in virtually any industry, including utilities, manufacturing, automotive, health care, defense systems, and telecommunications.

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Career Outlook

Earning your BS in Electrical Engineering from USI will open doors to opportunities such as:

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program is Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,

Are you an adult over the age of 25 living in Indiana, interested in pursuing higher education? You may qualify for up to $2,000 with the Adult Student Grant offered by the state! See below to read more on how you can utilize this grant in our BSEE program, or visit the website directly.

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Admission Requirements

Students have a number of items that may be required for admission to the university.

  • In evaluating applications for transfer admission, academic performance at each college attended is considered.
  • If the applicant has less than 24 transferable hours, they will also be required to submit final high school transcripts and may also be required to submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores.
    • *Students age 21+ are not required to submit SAT or ACT exam scores. 
  • Official transcripts from any and all previously attended post-secondary institutions must be submitted for review. Transfer applicants should have a minimum cumulative average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.  
Program Delivery & Technology

Courses within the BSEE Program are offered entirely online using a learning management system. Access to a reliable computer with internet access is required. 

Program Outcomes

The USI BSEE Student Outcomes align with the ABET General Criterion 3 "1 through 7," as shown below: 

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economics, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Meet the Faculty

Your education is the faculty’s prime focus. They themselves (never grad students) instruct you in the classroom and laboratory. Many bring years of industry experience, supporting your grasp of theory with practical insights. Class size is typically 24 students, and smaller as you advance in your studies. A 16:1 student-faculty ratio and open-door policy make it easy for you to consult your instructors when you need. 

Meet our engineering faculty.

Engineering Electronics for NASA

In 2016, the College won funding for an advanced engineering challenge: to design, test, deploy and monitor a satellite for NASA. A team of engineering students developed the UNITE CubeSat over the span of about 30 months. Work conformed to NASA criteria, which included more than 100 tests of hardware and systems. NASA launched UNITE on a Space-X rocket in December 2018 and it was deployed from the International Space Station in January 2019. The satellite relays information on location, temperature and plasma and will do so until reentry into the atmosphere terminates its mission. In May it reached a milestone—over 100 orbits.

Project UNITE represents one of the varied extracurricular avenues for practical experience in engineering outside the classroom. 

Learn more about these opportunities.

Program Curriculum

7 to 9 credit hours worth of courses are offered in the spring, fall, and summer semesters. The program is designed for degree completion in 5.5 years if all courses are taken in all three semesters every year, with the possibility to rejoin subsequent cohorts if a semester is taken off. The laboratory experience will include a combination of software simulations and hardware lab kits.

Students should have a minimum math proficiency level needed to begin the pre-calculus course (USI MATH 118). All past experience and learning will be analyzed to determine if any additional courses are needed for completion.

Example Plan of Study

Tentative Schedule of 5.5 Years

Course Number and Title

Credit Hours


MATH 118: Pre-calculus
ENGR 121: 2D Drafting and Annotation

6 Credits Spring 2023

CHEM 261: General Chemistry
ECE 241: Digital Logic Design

7 Credits Summer 2023

MATH 230: Calculus I
ENGR 107: Fundamentals of Engineering

7 Credits Fall 2023

MATH 235: Calculus II
ENGR 108: Freshman Design & Systems Engineering

6 Credits Spring 2024

ENGR 291: Experimental Design and Technical Writing
ECE 247**: C Programming

5 Credits Summer 2024

PHYS 205: Physics I (calc-based)
MATH 335:
Calculus III

9 Credits Fall 2024

PHYS 206: Physics II (calc-based)
MATH 366: Differential Equations

8 Credits Spring 2025

ECE 347: Microcomputer Engineering
ENGR 305: Engineering Stats
ENGR 299.1: Co-Op

7 Credits Summer 2025

ECE 255: Electrical Circuits
ENGR 235: Statics OR ENGR 335: Engineering Econ

7 Credits Fall 2025

ECE 343: Electronic Devices
ECE 345: AC Circuits

8 Credits Spring 2026

ECE 445: Signals and Systems
ME 225: Thermodynamics
ENGR 299.2: Co-Op

7 Credits Summer 2026

ECE 311: Electromagnetics
ECE 349: Electrical Machines

7 Credits Fall 2026

MATH 362: Linear Algebra
ECE 447: Embedded Systems Design

6 Credits Spring 2027

ECE 453: Elec Communications (ECE-EL-2)
ECE 344: Integrated Circuits (ECE-EL-1)
ENGR 299.3: Co-Op

7 Credits Summer 2027

ECE 443: Control Systems (ECE-EL-3)
ECE 471: Electrical Systems Integration

6 Credits Fall 2027

ENGR 491: Senior Design
ECE 452: DSP OR ECE 449: Power Systems (ECE-EL-4)

6 Credits Spring 2028


109 Credits

Program Calendar

Course Start Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline
01/09/23 11/30/22 12/16/22 01/06/23
05/15/23 04/14/23 04/21/23 05/12/23
08/21/23 07/24/23 07/31/23 08/18/23

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