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Electrical Engineering at South Carolina

Fundamentally, electricity carries either energy or information. So whether you want to develop new medical electronics, the next generation of smart tablet, a renewable smart power grid, mobile wireless networks or advanced nanotechnologies, the electrical engineering field is the right fit for you.

What to Expect

As an electrical engineering student, you will be encouraged to collaborate with faculty and graduate students on research projects. Small classes and dedicated faculty lead to the feel of a small college within a large research university. You will develop the ability to design electrical systems, work as members of teams, make oral presentations and write technical documents.

Through your coursework, you will learn about electronic devices and systems, power and energy and wireless communication. You will participate in a capstone design that begins with a concept and ends with a working prototype of a system. As an electrical engineering major, you may choose to concentrate in electric energy systems, microelectronics and photonics or communication and signal integrity.

 

Undergraduate Degree

B B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is one of nine undergraduate programs offered by the College of Engineering and Computing. A recommended curriculum structure for electrical engineering majors allows students to graduate in four years.

The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in electrical engineering:

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Science
  • Introductory Electrical Engineering Laboratory
  • Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electronics Laboratory
  • Control Systems Laboratory
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Computer Modeling of Electrical Systems
  • Electromagnetics I
  • Introduction to Microelectronics
  • Electronics
  • Capstone Design Project I and II

A Accelerated Degree Option

Electrical engineering offers an accelerated degree program that allows undergraduate students to complete both bachelor's and master's degrees in as few as five years. The use of dual credit — courses that can be used toward both degrees — enables acceleration of the program, reducing the total enrollment time of the student by one semester.

 

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.

 

Graduate Degrees

The College of Engineering and Computing offers two master's degrees and one Ph.D.:

M  Master of Engineering (M.E.)

Graduate Director: Herbert Ginn, 803-777-8045, ginnhl@cec.sc.edu

Recruiting Contact: Jenny Balestrero (803) 777-4195, balestre@cec.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

D  M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Graduate Director: Herbert Ginn, 803-777-8045, ginnhl@cec.sc.edu

Recruiting Contact: Jenny Balestrero (803) 777-4195, balestre@cec.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

D  Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Graduate Director: Herbert Ginn, 803-777-8045, ginnhl@cec.sc.edu

Recruiting Contact: Jenny Balestrero (803) 777-4195, balestre@cec.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.