2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Science, B.S.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Engineering Science program is to train problem solvers who can integrate science and engineering principles. Engineering science is the study of the combined disciplines of engineering, the applied sciences, and mathematics. This combination of disciplines results in graduates that can bring a deep understanding of science and broad training in engineering design and practice together to solve new challenges. The focus of the program is on general problem solving combined with fundamental scientific and engineering skills and content knowledge, resulting in graduates having the ability to keep pace with the continuous innovations occurring with technology, and the multidisciplinary approach required for many emerging technical challenges. The program’s faculty is committed to providing meaningful undergraduate experiences for both majors and non-majors through high-quality, student-centered teaching and undergraduate research/design mentoring. Students completing a degree in Engineering Science should be well prepared for either a general engineering career or graduate school in engineering, applied science, or a related discipline.

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the program in Engineering Science, students will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  2. 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

  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The Engineering Science program at CCU focuses on the application of the applied sciences integrated with engineering principles to create technical solutions to problems. Through either a major or minor, students can easily merge their interest in engineering with other disciplines taught in the College of Science such as biology, chemistry, computer science, marine science, mathematics and/or physics. Engineering Science students can also pursue one of the dual-degree engineering programs with either Clemson University or Horry Georgetown Technical College.

All students pursuing a major in Engineering Science complete a foundation in mathematics and basic sciences, followed by more advanced courses in engineering and applied science. The major requirements focus on the following core academic competencies: (1) problem solving and communication, (2) epistemological methodologies, (3) design practice, and (4) technical practice. Students pursuing the minor in Engineering Science complete a basic curriculum in general engineering. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all Foundation and Major Requirement courses.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements


Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (3-7+ Credits) *  

Foundation Courses (27-45 Credits) *


* Course credit hours only count once toward the total university graduation credit hour requirements. Click on Credit Sharing  for more information.

Major Requirements (45-50 Credits)

Electives (0-20 Credits)

Total Credits Required: 120

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