Mar 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Science, B.S.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs A-Z

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science Program trains future leaders who will develop and implement sustainable solutions to global challenges. It does so by employing high quality teaching and engaged learning, creative research, community outreach, entrepreneurship and innovation in engineering sciences and design.

Engineering science is a broad-based, interdisciplinary area of study that integrates scientific and mathematical concepts, and engineering principles with the arts, humanities and social sciences, to sustainably solve contemporary challenges and advance the well-being of global society. Engineering science is ideal preparation for graduates who will lead national and international multidisciplinary teams on a diverse array of engineering projects in industry as well as through entrepreneurial endeavors. Engineering science is also an excellent background for those who wish to pursue careers in other professions such as law, education, medicine, business, politics and public service.

At Coastal Carolina University, engineering science is offered as an undergraduate engineering degree through the Gupta College of Science. The engineering science program is a four-year curriculum that includes a general education component, foundational mathematics and science and engineering courses, two-course minor cornerstone design sequence and an area of concentration. The engineering science program currently offers a physics concentration; electrical, civil and other concentrations are being developed. All areas of concentration culminate in a two-term major capstone design experience. Upon completing all requirements, students are awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in engineering science with their selected area of concentration.

The vision of the engineering science program is to:

  • Increase participation of underrepresented and minority groups and address the persistent degree attainment gap in engineering
  • Create a learning and professional environment where diversity is celebrated as seminal to program success and where all students, particularly underrepresented and minority groups, thrive and excel
  • Develop future leaders who are knowledgeable and are able to apply scientific and engineering principles to impact the well-being of the global society and the environment.

Program Educational Objectives

The engineering science program prepares undergraduate students for employment, entrepreneurship and/or advanced studies. The program provides students with a broad education that emphasizes excellence in the application of scientific and engineering principles to sustainably solve societal grand challenges. The program’s three primary constituencies are: industry, alumni and academia.

Within 3-5 years of graduation, graduates are expected to:

  • Engage in ongoing professional development activities including but not limited to graduate study, leadership training, certification and licensure
  • Foster future generations of engineers through mentoring, service and outreach
  • Assume leadership roles in professional and/or community life
  • Be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective.

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.

Degree Requirements (129 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements


Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (3-6+ Credits) *  

Foundation Courses (32-43 Credits) *

Major Requirements (52 Credits)

Professional Enhancement Electives: Complete 7 credit hours or equivalent 350 working hours in any of the following (7 Credits):

Select ONE Program Concentration and complete the associated three (3) required and one (1) elective course:

Physics Concentration (12 Credits)

Complete the following required courses in the Physics Concentration (9 Credits):

Electives (0 Credits)

Total Credits Required: 129

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs A-Z