The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Programs

All students who plan to major in engineering at Clemson University are initially admitted to the College of Engineering and Science’s General Engineering Program. This program provides students with the opportunity to explore various engineering fields while building a sound academic foundation for specialized engineering study.

The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers students a choice between two degree programs; students may pursue either the B.S. in Electrical Engineering or the B.S. in Computer Engineering.

For a current listing of ECE course descriptions, view the courses of instruction in Clemson's undergraduate catalog.

For a current listing of courses of instruction by academic year, view the Undergraduate Announcements by academic year.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering
The Electrical Engineering curriculum gives breadth and depth in the subject areas of circuits, computer engineering, electromagnetic fields, electronics, controls, signal analysis, power systems, and communications. Technical electives in the senior year provide specialization.

B.S. in Computer Engineering
The program in Computer Engineering leading to the B.S. degree provides an in-depth education in a wide range of computer topics including computer hardware, software, and applications. The Computer Engineering curriculum encompasses three basic threads: the software thread, the computer hardware and architecture thread, and the electrical engineering thread. Senior electives allow students to build on this foundation.

Combined B.S/M.S. Degree Program
The ECE Department allows undergraduates to use a limited number of courses to satisfy some of the requirements of the Master of Science (M.S.) degree program while completing their Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Specifically, undergraduate students, who have an overall GPR of 3.4, may use up to nine semester hours from an approved list of 6000-level and 8000-level of ECE graduate courses to simultaneously satisfy undergraduate technical elective requirements for the B.S. degree and some of the requirements of the M.S. degree. For more information on this program, see the ECE Graduate Handbook.

Undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering may choose to participate in the University’s Cooperative Education Program, which enables students to alternate semesters of work and study in order to gain practical experience while pursuing their educational goals. Cooperative Education represents a partnership between the University and participating industry, business and government organizations.