Academic Programs in Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering awards degrees at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels in Electrical Engineering.
Undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering degree. Students must complete 15 hours of career plan electives according to a plan developed by the student together with his or her advisor. The department provides sample plans in microelectronics, power and energy, and communication.
There is also an Accelerated Masters Program which enables an undergraduate to complete requirements for both a Bachelor of Science and Master's of Engineering degree in 5 years.
Graduate students can earn a Master's of Science (M.S.), Master's of Engineering (M.E.), or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).
The Program for a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering has undergone several minor changes recently. The current curriculum, referred to as the "Fall 2012" curriculum, is required for all undergraduate students entering as of Fall 2012 and is the result of changes required to satisfy the University's new Carolina Core general education requirements. Further information on the Carolina Core is available here: http://www.sc.edu/generaleducation/.
Students entering prior to Fall 2012 but after Summer 2009 must meet the requirements of the "Fall 2009" curriculum that was in effect when they enrolled, or move to the "Fall 2012" curriculum. The "pFall 2009" curriculum was the result of minor changes beginning in the Fall of 2009. They included adding a new "Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals for Nonmajors" course requested by our Industrial Advisory Board, as well as an expansion of the Capstone Project lab from one semester to two semesters.
Students enrolled prior to the Fall 2009 semester may continue to follow the "Pre-2009" curriculum that was in effect when they enrolled, or move to the "Fall 2012" curriculum.