Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
The laws of physics govern electricity, magnetism and light, and electrical engineering students at Clemson learn how to take those laws and use them to develop systems and services. From building a battery on a cordless drill to a GPS to electric power generators, electrical engineers' work directly affects our daily lives. Hands-on problem solving, relevant research and direct contact with major industry leaders just scratch the surface of what you'll encounter when you step into our classrooms and labs. Whether you envision yourself working in a lab or out in the field, this profession is about creating innovative technology solutions. You could be a part of the next revolution of vehicle electronics or working for a top technology company.
- The electrical and computer engineering department is one of Clemson’s largest with nearly 550 undergraduates and 200 graduate students.
- According to data from 2018-2019 electrical engineering graduates, the average starting salary was $68,000.
- Our graduates have found positions with companies such as Lockheed Martin, Duke Energy, Bridgestone, NASA and SPAWAR.
WHAT YOU'LL STUDY
Freshmen who major in engineering at Clemson are initially admitted into our general engineering program, where you'll have a year to explore many different engineering disciplines, meet faculty from each of our engineering departments and discover which major fits your personal interests and talents. On the admissions application, you will apply as a general engineering major.
Once into your core electrical engineering classes, you will build on a foundation of mathematical and physical sciences and progress into the application of these in the engineering science areas of circuits, electronics, communications, controls, electromagnetic fields, signal analysis, power and electromagnetics. Senior year, you can narrow your study focus even more by choosing one of the following technical elective tracks: communications and networks; digital signal processing; electronics; robotics; computer hardware, software and architecture; electromagnetics; power; biomedical systems; renewable energy; and electric vehicle systems.
Many of our students take their studies and concept understanding to the next level by participating in Clemson's cooperative education program. With this program, you'll spend alternating semesters on campus and working at an industry partner, which allows you to take what you're learning in the classroom and apply it in the workplace, and vice versa.
- Business Administration
- Mathematical Sciences
- Modern Languages
Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It's about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of our most recent students.
WHERE OUR RECENT GRADUATES HAVE GONE
Honda R&D Americans Inc.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Universal Parks & Resorts
Walt Disney Company
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
RECENT POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
M.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. Photonic Science and Technology
M.S. Computer Engineering
University of South Carolina
COMMON CAREER AREAS
- Electrical / Computer Engineering
- Power Electronics
- Power Systems
- Control Systems
- Digital Signal Processing
- Image Processing and Robotics
- Computer Engineering
- Plasma Engineering
- Computer Vision
- Any Engineering Discipline
- Sales and Marketing
- Research and Development
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FIND OUT MORE
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CECAS Undergraduate Recruitment Director