Electrical/Computer Engineering, Associate of Science
The Associate of Science (AS) in Electrical/Computer Engineering degree will provide fundamental engineering skills in circuit analysis and design, computer programming, engineering problem solving, and an understanding of the professional expectations and ethics of engineering. This program provides a two year foundation for transfer into a four year program in electrical or computer engineering. This degree was designed to transfer to Oregon Institute of Technology's College of Engineering or Oregon State University's College of Engineering. Please consult your advisor for details.
Students must complete a minimum of 105 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the degree is awarded. Courses that are developmental in nature, (designed to prepare students for college transfer courses), are not applicable to this degree. Students must complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
- Students will demonstrate the ability to solve engineering problems using a variety of mathematical and computational methods.
- Students will learn and apply the required ethics expected in a professional engineering setting.
- Students will gain a fundamental understanding of electrical concepts and will be able to apply analysis techniques to electric circuits of varying complexity.
- Students will gain familiarity with transient analysis of circuits with time varying voltage and/or current sources including Fourier and Laplace analysis.
- Students will design and test electric circuits for practical applications.
- Students will be able to communicate designs and results effectively.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to function in interdisciplinary teams.
Math and writing placement are unique to each student and are determined during the admissions and intake advising process. Additional math or writing courses may be required prior to taking the math or writing program requirements in this degree. For more information on placement methods used, visit our college placement policy here.
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|CS160||Computer Science Orientation (or higher)||4|
|ENGR111||Intro to Engineering||3|
|CHEM221||General Chemistry I||5|
|MTH251||Calculus I Differential Calculus||4|
|MTH252||Calculus II Integral Calculus||4|
|SP111||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|CS161||Introduction to Computer Science I 5||4|
|Social Science 1||3|
|BI103||General Biology 2||4|
|CS162||Introduction to Computer Science II||4|
|MTH264||Introduction to Matrix Algebra and Power Series 6||4|
|Cultural Diversity 3||3|
|MTH254||Vector Calculus I||4|
|PH211||General Physics with Calculus I||5|
|ENGR201||Electrical Fundamentals I||4|
|MTH255||Vector Calculus II||4|
|PH212||General Physics with Calculus II||5|
|ENGR202||Electrical Fundamentals II||4|
|PE231||Wellness for Life 4||3|
|Arts & Letters 1||3|
|PH213||General Physics with Calculus III||5|
|ENGR203||Electrical Fundamentals III||4|
|Arts & Letters 1||3|
Select appropriate course in specific subject area from the course listed in AS Social Science or Arts and Letters category.
CS161 may require instructor consent to register, talk to your advisor for details.
All Honors courses may substitute for their equivalent requirements.