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Master of Eng. in Electrical Engineering (M.Engr.) - Cybersecurity

Program Overview

The Master of Engineering degree is designed to provide an advanced electrical engineering education to working engineering professionals. On-site course offerings in Charleston and on the Clemson main campus are complemented by a range of Web-based distance-education courses so that the program is available to students remotely from Charleston and Clemson.

The program builds on a strong undergraduate background in electrical or computer engineering. Subject areas covered will initially include power systems engineering, power electronics, and communications and networking, with additional emphasis areas planned for future offerings. This degree mirrors the program currently offered on Clemson’s main campus in requirements and expectations.

The M.Engr. degree must include a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework at the 6000-level, 7000-level, 8000-level, or 9000-level, including the following:

  • Exactly six (6) credit hours of ECE 7010 (M.Engr. Design Report)
  • A minimum of 24 credit hours of letter-graded coursework.
    • At least twelve (12) credit hours of the letter-graded coursework must consist of ECE courses.
    • At least twelve (12) credit hours of the letter-graded coursework must be at the 8000-level or 9000-level.
      • No credit for ECE 8910 can be applied towards the degree requirements.
      • No credit for MATH 6000 can be applied towards the degree requirements.

A student in the Master of Engineering Program must write an Engineering Report which is approved by the student’s advisory committee. The project serving as the basis for the Engineering Report must be focused on a problem in engineering design.

The student must also pass a final examination administered by the student’s advisory committee, which includes an oral presentation of the student's work in the Engineering Report.

Prospective students must have a strong undergraduate background in electrical or computer engineering. Exemplary applicants with an undergraduate degree in other disciplines may also be eligible for the program. Students should review their academic background with the graduate student services coordinator.

Transfer Credit
A maximum of one third (1/3) of the required graded coursework may be transferred. All transfer coursework must be approved by the student’s advisor and advisory committee prior to being included on the GS-2. Coursework eligible for transfer must be: from a regionally accredited institution, graded with a B or higher, and is subject to the Graduate School’s six-year time limit for validity. Coursework applied towards the requirements of a prior degree earned by the student cannot be used for transfer credit.

Graduate School Course Catalog

Students enrolled in this program complete an engineering design project based on a real-world engineering design problem. Some design projects may involve collaboration with Clemson University’s SCE&G Energy Innovation Center (EIC), which is among the world’s most advanced energy systems testing and research facilities. The Wind Turbine Drive Train Test Facility at the EIC is capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines. The EIC also houses the Duke Energy eGRID, a 15-megawatt grid simulator that allows an electrical device to perform as it would under actual conditions anywhere in the world. A wide range of additional research opportunities may also be available through the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Students are not required to take the GRE to be admitted into the M.Engr. program. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to discuss the program requirements, curriculum, expectations and admissions process with the electrical engineering graduate student services coordinator.

To access the Graduate School application, click HERE. 

Cost information can be obtained by visiting the Tuition and Fees section of the Clemson Graduate School website.  Electrical Engineering is a Tier 2 program.

For More Information

Jennifer Gooch, Graduate Student Services



For more information regarding the Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (M.Engr.) - Cybersecurity, visit the departmental website.