To address the many aspects of electrical and computer engineering, the undergraduate curriculum at Clemson University builds on the foundation of mathematical and physical sciences in a systematic manner to allow the student to progress into the application areas of circuits, electronics, communications, controls, power, computer architecture, software enabled systems, and electromagnetics. In addition to these technical skills, students learn to communicate effectively, both orally and with the written word. Because engineers work for the benefit of society, the curriculum includes a strong component of humanities and social science courses. Many project design assignments enable the development of interpersonal, teamwork, and management skills which are necessary for success in a professional engineering career. Taking all these aspects into account, the ECE undergraduate curriculum has been designed to produce graduates who will: i) demonstrate peer-recognized expertise in selected core areas of electrical and computer engineering, ii) manifest the desire and capability to grow continuously in professional ability with life-long learning through graduate study or professional improvement opportunities and through self-study, iii) exhibit leadership and initiative to advance professional and organizational goals and facilitate the achievement of others in existing as well as new enterprises, iv) communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and v) function well on multidisciplinary teams to solve distributed tasks that may span enterprises, geographies, and cultures.
There are several active curricula in the ECE Department. Each student will follow only one curriculum. The student's date of enrollment will determine which curricula he or she will follow. For specific questions about which curricula to follow, please visit the ECE Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator in 102 Riggs Hall. For basic information about each curricula, please visit Undergraduate Resources on the ECE website.