The ASE degree typically covers the first two years of a student's academic program. Only 70 credits of the ASE will be accepted by the University of Maryland.  Upon succesful transfer to the University of Maryland, the student will complete the remaining 300 and 400 level courses.  Students will be expected to complete at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland.

Given the recent changes to our curriculum program, some students may be advised to take ENEE222 Elements of Discrete Signal Analysis and ENEE245 Digital Circuits and Systems Laboratory. Prospective ASE transfer students are encouraged to take a look at the course descriptions of these two courses and see if these topics were covered in their ASE program.

Once admitted to the program, ASE students will be taking the following requirements:


ENEE 300 Level Courses:

ENEE303: Analog and Digital Electronics (3 credits)
ENEE307: Electronic Circuits Design Laboratory (2 credits)
ENEE313: Introduction to Device Physics (3 credits)
ENEE322: Signal and System Theory (3 credits)
ENEE324: Engineering Probability (3 credits)
ENEE350: Computer Organization (3 credits)
ENEE380: Electromagnetic Theory (3 credits)
ENEE381: Electromagnetic Wave Propagation (3 credits)

Required Electrical Engineering Technical Electives - 13 credits

Students must complete 13 credits of upper-level electrical engineering electives from these three different categories:

  • Category A: Advanced Theory and Applications (Minimum 3 credits)
  • Category B: Advanced Laboratory (Minimum 2 credits)
  • Category C: Capstone Design Course(Minimum 3 credits)

The remaining 5 credits may be taken from any one category or combination of categories. For list of approved courses for each category, please see the Electrical Engineering Technical Electives page.

In addition, students must satisfy the Specialization Requirement. This entails completing at least two courses from a single area of concentration within electrical engineering's six Specialization Areas.

General Technical Electives - 12 credits

All students are required to complete one 400-level Mathematics. The remaining 9 credits must be 300 or 400-level courses outside of Electrical Engineering.  For more details, please visit the EE Degree Requirements page.

ENEE101 Requirement

ENEE101 is an introductory course taken by all Electrical Engineering majors in the program; this requirement is not covered by the ASE-Electrical Engineering curriculum.  ASE-EE transfer students transfer students have the option of taking ENEE101 or an alternate course at the University of Maryland to fulfill this requirement.  The information on the alternate course will be conveyed by Department advisors once the ASE-EE student has been admitted to the program.

Engineering Ethics

Because of the strong symbiotic relationship between engineering and society, as well as the important role ethics plays in engineering practice, ECE requires electrical engineering majors to complete the following course: ENEE200: Technology and Consequences: Engineering, Ethics, and Humanity (3 credits).

Professional Writing

Starting in Fall 2021, students can choose any Professional Writing (ENGL39-) course to satisfy this requirement. NOTE: Engineering students are not exempt from this requirement even if they earn an 'A' in ENGL101.