Why Choose the Southern Maryland Electrical Engineering Program?

  • Earn a degree from a quality, accredited program close to home.
  • Small class sizes allow you greater access to faculty members and more individualized attention.
  • The curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills to successfully pursue a career with any number of regional organizations.
  • By pursuing valuable internships and research, you can gain hands-on engineering experience


The University of Maryland's  A. James Clark School of Engineering offers a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (EE) program to students in the Southern Maryland region.   The program is ideal for students who have completed an Associate's of Science in Engineering (ASE) degree in Electrical Engineering at the College of Southern Maryland.

The program offers students the opportunity to take their junior and senior year courses of the EE program at the University Systems of Maryland - Southern Maryland (USM-SM) campus in St. Mary's county.

The new Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology (SMART) building at USMSM provides students with unique learning opportunities. Not only is the building LEED certified for minimizing its impact on the environment, it also offers many high-end labs and work spaces to ensure that students get the hands-on experience that will contribute to their success in the Electrical Engineering major.


Electrical Engineering courses at the USM-SM campus are taught by faculty members from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, as well as  experienced part-time faculty members with strong connections to the Patuxtent River Naval Air Station. 


You are encouraged to pursue valuable hands-on experience by applying to a competitive vacancy job announcement at NAWC-AD, which has developed an academic partnership with the University of Maryland to provide students with hands-on experience in conjunction with their academic studies. The NAWC-AD program may offer tuition and provides employment during the summers and holidays.

Other companies may offer internships, which include full-time employment during the summer that may lead to part-time internships during the academic year or during winter break. The majority of positions are paid. An internship position can help you:

  • Get the job you want following graduation by working as you complete your degree. Serious engineering experience will ensure that you and your resume attract attention from employers.
  • Save money for school, car or other priorities.
  • Make connections with people in your field and in the region.
  • Gain the confidence, knowledge and skills that are essential to succeed in the work world and in life.
  • Receive a job offer if you perform well with your current employer.

Students interested in the Electrical Engineering program at Southern Maryland the program must apply to the University of Maryland by the fall transfer admissions priority deadline of March 1st.

Students interested in the program must meet all the Engineering Limited Enrollment Program requirements, for more details please visit School's Transfer Admissions site.

Students interested in applying to the program or getting more information about the transfer process, evaluation of credits or admission criteria, should contact A. James Clark School of Engineering Transfer Coordinator at transfer_engr@umd.edu.

Once you are admitted to the University of Maryland and the A. James Clark School of Engineering, you would need to contact the ECE Department at eceadvise@umd.edu to inform us that you are interested in taking your Electrical Engineering major courses at Southern Maryland.

The Electrical Engineering program at Southern Maryland offers transfer students the opportunity to finish their junior and senior year coursework. The program assumes that transfer students have completed their lower level major requirements and General Education courses through their ASE-Electrical Engineering degree from the College of Southern Maryand (or any Maryland public community college where the ASE-EE degree is offered).  The course offerings for the program vary with the majority of the courses offered on-site, a few courses streamed live from College Park, and a handful of online courses.  Below you will find a list of major courses and elective offered at the USM-SM campus.

Junior Year Courses

  • ENEE200 Engineering Ethics
  • ENEE304 Introduction to Micro and Nanoelectronics
  • ENEE305 Introduction to Micro and Nanoelectronics Lab
  • ENEE313 Introducation to Device Physics
  • ENEE322 Signal and System Theory
  • ENEE324 Engineering Probability
  • ENEE350 Computer Organization
  • ENEE382 Electromagnetics

Senior Year Elective Courses

  • ENEE408U Ummanned Air Vehicle Design
  • ENEE420 Communication Systems
  • ENEE425 Digital Signal Processing
  • ENEE428 Communications Design Lab
  • ENEE457 Computer Systems Security
  • ENEE489E Wireless Energy Transfer
  • ENEE489Y US Navy Mission System Testing
  • ENEE498M Methematical Methods in Electrical Engineering
  • ENGL393 Technical Writing (online)

For more information on the Electrical Engineering degree requirements, please visit the EE curriculum site.

Employers that partner with the A. James Clark School of Engineering through the internship program offer invaluable career-related work experience that enhances students’ academic training, professional growth and personal development. Large and small companies can participate in the internship program and help cultivate the next generation of engineers serving the Southern Maryland region. In partnership with the Clark School’s Engineering Co-op and Career Services Office, companies can also participate in campus interviews, career fairs and job postings.

Through student internships, employers can:

  • Reduce the cost of recruitment by previewing potential future hires and identifying candidates for full-time job opportunities when they graduate.
  • Pre-train future employees and supplement your workforce.
  • Instill new energy into your organization through the enthusiasm of student employees.
  • Provide management development opportunities for current employees by giving them supervisory roles with students.
  • Build a network of campus ambassadors as students return to their studies after work and spread the good word about your organization.

Partnering with the Clark School of Engineering will:

  • Strengthen your connection with one of the nation’s top public research universities.
  • Give high-achieving students a “trial run” at your firm through internship and research opportunities, broaden your recruiting base, and identify students with the greatest potential to become successful employees at your organization.
  • Give your company access to students trained specifically to meet the technical needs of your industry.
  • Support the development of a high-technology workforce and enhance the economic viability of the region.


Employers interested in providing internships for students should contact:
Deborah Vidmar
Engineering Career Services Office