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 be able to:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- Function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.
- Communicate effectively.
- Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- Engage in life-long learning.
- Apply knowledge and skills to contemporary issues.
- Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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.