B. S. in Electrical Engineering

As self-driving cars become mainstream, vehicle safety has improved. However, there is still so much room for improvement. Nationally and internationally, there is a need for engineers who can design these systems.  

We built our curriculum with input from engineers and industry leaders from companies like  

  • Boeing, 
  • Robert Bosch, 
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans, 
  • Hillroom and  
  • Sapience Automation. 

You’ll graduate from this program with the skills you know employers are looking for.  

Program Highlights  

  • Internships and mentorship opportunities mean you’ll develop strong connections with local organizations.  
  • A diverse curriculum means you’ll be able to get a job in related fields that involve networking and programming and IoT devices.  
  • Our industrial advisory board comprises local business executives. They’ll provide you with guidance and expertise to help you – and the program – stay tuned in to industry needs.  
  • The year-long senior design project enables you to synthesize everything you’ve learned with the input of an advisory board member.  
  • Our focus is on undergraduate education. This means our focus is a personalized education complete with so many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research with your professors.  
  • With a mix of hands-on laboratory and theoretical classes, you’ll be prepared to enter the workforce with all the technical knowledge you need.

About the program

Interested in what you’ll learn while you’re here? Check out the curriculum and learning outcomes.
  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is to provide students with strong foundations in theory, experimentation, computation, global fluency, and effective communication to solve complex engineering and related problems.

  • Curriculum

    See the course catalog for current electrical engineering program requirements.  

    Current students should visit The Hub to download the semester-by-semester roadmaps and the pre-requisites flowchart.  

    Like all students at the College, the program includes a robust core foundation of liberal arts classes. This will prepare you for life after graduation - both professionally and personally.  

    The electrical engineering program focuses on the electrical, wiring, networking and programming of IoT devices. You'll also take required engineering course work in autonomous electrical vehicle design.  

    In addition to the labs, the program includes projects that connect what you learn to a practical implementation.  

    When you graduate, you'll be ready to immediately make an impact. Choose to go to work or build on what you've learned with advanced study. 

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    As a graduate of this program, you will be able to demonstrate:  

    • An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.  
    • 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. 
    • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
    • 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, economic, environmental and societal contexts. 
    • 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. 
    • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 
    • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  • Program Educational Objectives

    As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:  

    • Pursue graduate studies or careers in electrical engineering and/or related fields and contribute to the economy of South Carolina and the nation. 
    • Function effectively in a team-based environment by demonstrating strong communication and leadership skills within a strong ethical framework. 
    • Adapt and learn new technologies and engineering competencies in the ever-evolving global manufacturing, industrial and engineering environments.