Bachelor of Science
The engineering science program trains future leaders who will develop and implement sustainable solutions to global challenges.
The Bachelor of Science in engineering science program trains future leaders who will develop and implement sustainable solutions to global challenges. It does so by employing high quality teaching and engaged learning, creative research, community outreach, entrepreneurship and innovation in engineering sciences and design.
Message from the Program Director
On behalf of all our faculty, staff and students, welcome to the Engineering Science Program in the Gupta College of Science at Coastal Carolina University.
Our Program trains future leaders who will develop and implement sustainable solutions to global challenges. It does so by employing high quality teaching and engaged learning, creative research, community outreach, entrepreneurship and innovation in engineering sciences and design. Our goal is to create a student-centered learning environment based on an experiential educational model that is globally recognized for accessibility, inclusion and diversity. Our vision for the Program is therefore to:
- Increase participation of underrepresented and minority groups and address the persistent degree attainment gap in engineering.
- Create a learning and professional environment where diversity is celebrated as seminal to program success and where all students, particularly underrepresented and minority groups, thrive and excel.
- Develop future leaders who are knowledgeable and are able to apply scientific and engineering principles to impact the well-being of global society and its environment.
As Program Director, I am very passionate about improving the engineering profession by ensuring the quality of education to our future engineers. This is one of the reasons I am an ABET Program Evaluator (PEV) tasked with reviewing engineering programs around the country for final accreditation action. From my years in industry and academia, I am convinced that students are better prepared for both the classroom and job market when they have multiple structured and scaffolded opportunities to learn beyond the four walls. The Program is growing rapidly and is gaining tremendous traction in the community. For example, our new curriculum requires all students to complete at least one three-credit hour internship (at least 150 work hours). Further, by the time of graduation, all our students will have participated in at least 600 hours of design, engineering and/or professional enhancement activities. Towards this end, we are strengthening our relationships with our graduate and technical institutional partners, expanding our public-private-partnerships with industries and developing international curricular infrastructure and global initiatives. Finally, we are building out new concentrations to provide more options for our students as well as add value to their experience and degree.
Engineering is an awesome and noble profession, not simply a job. This means that, like members of other professions such as doctors, we are entrusted with the public’s health, safety and welfare. What makes engineering unique is, upon graduating from the undergraduate degree, one immediately enters the profession. Other professions require graduate studies before being able to become licensed to practice, engineering does not. Within four years of graduating, an engineer can earn licensure and be registered in his or her state as a professional engineer or PE.
Finally, it is important to keep in mind that engineering is truly about designing solutions for people and planet. To succeed therefore requires patience, persistence, repeating a process until we get the best results and great work ethic.
We invite you to learn more about our outstanding program and concentrations.
Monica Gray, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor and Program Director
Monica Gray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director
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