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New College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

Reorganizing for the Future

Clemson University restructured its colleges in July 2016, increasing their number from five to seven as part of a bold strategic plan that puts the University on a path to solidify its place as a top public land-grant university.

Our college is now the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Like the rest of the University, the college is positioning itself to capitalize on strengths in teaching and research. The departments of chemistry, mathematical sciences, and physics and astronomy are joining the new College of Science under the leadership of interim Dean Mark Leising.

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences is creating a rich environment for students to develop not only excellent technical skills but also a broad set of abilities that position them as the intellectual leaders of tomorrow. Our world-class curriculum and experiences are built on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges for the 21st Century and the competencies that provide the basis for our Grand Challenges Scholars Program. This foundation prepares students to tackle some of society’s most complex and urgent problems.

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences will transform lives and be recognized for research, education and scholarship that make or have a GLOBAL IMPACT.

ClemsonForward, the University’s strategic plan, is built on four key foundations: Research, Engagement, the Academic Core and Living, which spells REAL. The college’s strategic plan provides specific goals and tactics that align with each of the four areas.

GOAL ONE: Leadership in Integrated Translational Education
Aligns with ClemsonForward: Academic Core

GOAL TWO: Excellence in High-Impact Research through the Creation and Translation of New Knowledge and Technologies.
Aligns with ClemsonForward: Research

GOAL THREE: Economic Development Impact through Translational Research, Innovation and Education by Integrating Innovation Campuses
Aligns with ClemsonForward: Research, Engagement, Academic Core

GOAL FOUR: Collaborative translation through Innovative Leadership, Partnerships, Engagement and Experiences
Aligns with ClemsonForward: Engagement, Living


The mission of our college is to educate, create and disseminate new knowledge, engage our students in critical thinking and thereby inspire new discoveries — the cutting-edge innovations of tomorrow, leading to transformative economic development and broadening our impact as a land-grant university.