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Online Programs

Online Undergraduate Courses
The ECE Department offers approximately 20 online ECE courses each summer. These courses are offered during Summer Session I (May 14 - June 21 for 2024), Summer II (June 27 - August 5 for 2024), or Long Summer (May 14 - August 5 for 2024). Students from universities other than Clemson can also take online classes as transient students and transfer the credits to their home institutions. Lectures are in downloadable or streaming media file formats, and students can watch lectures at their leisure. 

For more information about these courses, please visit the Online Course page

Online Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE) Degree Completion Program This program is intended for working professionals who have already completed some college-level work. It is not intended for students who have just graduated from high school.

The program enables students to combine Clemson online courses with courses taken elsewhere to complete the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree. It is not a separate degree program, but rather, a separate modality of obtaining the degree. All course requirements are the same for both modalities. Upon completion, the transcript will be indistinguishable from that of the regular degree. 

The program is rigorous and has the same expectations as the on-campus program. To succeed, a student must have strong skills in mathematics, a diligent work ethic, and a passion to obtain the degree.

For more information about this program, please visit the Online Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree Completion Program page

Online Renewable Energy Certificate Program
To break the nation’s heavy dependence on carbon-based fuel, efforts are underway to significantly increase the use of renewable energy sources (e.g., solar and wind). The potential widespread use of renewable resources represents a major paradigm shift for the electric power industry (i.e., centralized power generation substantially augmented by distributed generation). It is widely recognized by both the electric utilities and governmental policy makers that this paradigm shift requires that the current power grid be revised considerably to be smarter (e.g., integrated communications, advanced components/sensors, novel control methods, etc.). Given the situation described above, the demand for engineers with knowledge in energy-related areas is on the rise. For example, power companies are searching for new employees who can help them integrate renewable forms of energy into the grid; furthermore, power companies are searching for ways to enhance the energy-related skill set of their existing employees.

To address the above issues, the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has developed a Renewable Energy certificate program comprised of three undergraduate level ECE courses, which are available online as well as being taught on campus. This program was developed to allow industrial personnel to broaden their knowledge in renewable energy generation and is also open to qualified Clemson students. Undergraduates at other institutions will also be considered for entry into the certificate program. These students may also be able to use these courses to satisfy requirements at their home institution, subject to the approval of the home institution.

For more information and enrollment procedures, please visit the Renewable Energy Certificate Program page.