The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Curricula

To address the many aspects of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, the undergraduate curriculum for these degree programs at Clemson University builds on the foundation of mathematical and physical sciences in a systematic manner to allow the student to progress into the current application areas associated with each field. For Electrical Engineering these areas include circuits, electronics, sensors, communications, controls, robotics, power, renewable energy, signal processing, and electromagnetics. For Computer Engineering, application areas include computer architecture, networks, network security, software enabled systems, programming systems, software engineering, digital systems design, embedded systems, high performance computing, communications, controls, robotics, image processing, and signal processing.

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.

Each undergraduate degree program has been designed designed to produce graduates who will attain a set of Student Outcomes (links for EE and for CpE) by the time of graduation. These Student Outcomes then prepare the student to attain the Program Educational Objectives (links for EE and for CpE), which are broad statements that describe what our graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.

There are several active curricula for Electrical Engineering and for Computer Engineering. Each student will follow only one curriculum, which is determined by the student’s date of initial enrollment. For specific questions about which curriculum 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.

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