Engineering Science Program - Coastal Carolina University
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Engineering Science

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.

Engineering science is a broad-based, interdisciplinary area of study that integrates scientific and mathematical concepts, and engineering principles with the arts, humanities and social sciences, to sustainably solve contemporary challenges and advance the well-being of global society. Engineering science is ideal preparation for graduates who will lead national and international multidisciplinary teams on a diverse array of engineering projects in industry as well as through entrepreneurial endeavors. Engineering science is also an excellent background for those who wish to pursue careers in other professions such as law, education, medicine, business, politics and public service.

At Coastal Carolina University, engineering science is offered as an undergraduate engineering degree through the Gupta College of Science. The engineering science program is a four-year curriculum that includes a general education component, foundational mathematics and science and engineering courses, two-term minor capstone design experience and an area of concentration. The engineering science program currently offers a physics concentration; electrical and other concentrations are being developed. All areas of concentration include a culminating two-term major capstone design experience. Upon completing all requirements, students are awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in engineering science with their selected area of concentration.

The vision of the engineering science program is 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 the global society and its environment.
Program Educational Objectives

The engineering science program prepares undergraduate students for employment, entrepreneurship and/or advanced studies. The program provides students with a broad education that emphasizes excellence in the application of scientific and engineering principles to sustainably solve societal grand challenges. The program’s three primary constituencies are: industry, alumni and academia.

Within 3-5 years of graduation, graduates are expected to:

  • Engage in ongoing professional development activities including but not limited to graduate study, leadership training, certification and licensure
  • Foster future generations of engineers through mentoring, service and outreach
  • Assume leadership roles in professional and/or community life
  • Be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective. 
Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the program in engineering science, students will demonstrate:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Students pursuing the minor in engineering science complete a basic curriculum in general engineering and must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses for the minor.

Engineering Science Curriculum

The following is based on 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Total Credits Required: 120

I. CORE CURRICULUM (39-44 Credits)

Minimum grade of C is required.
UNIV 110 The First-Year Experience (0-3)          
UNIV 110 is required for all new entering freshmen and for new transfer students with fewer than 12 transfer credit hours unless the transfer student has satisfactorily completed a college transition course.


ENGR 101* Introduction to Engineering (3)
PHYS 211/211L Essentials of Physics I/Laboratory (4)
PHYS 213/213L Fundamentals of Physics II/Laboratory (4)
PHYS 214 Fundamentals of Physics II (4)
CHEM 111/111L* General Chemistry I/Laboratory (4)
MATH 160* Calculus I (4)
MATH 161 Calculus II (4)
MATH 260 Calculus III (4)
MATH 320 Elementary Differential Equations (3)
PHIL 102* Introduction to Ethics (3)

Choose one from the following: (3-4 Credits)
MATH 174 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (3)
MATH 242/242L Modeling for Scientists I/Laboratory (4)
MATH 344 Linear Algebra (3)
STAT 201/201L* Elementary Statistics/Laboratory (4)

Choose one from the following: (4 Credits)
CHEM 112/112L General Chemistry II/Laboratory (4)
MSCI 111/111L* Introduction to Marine Science/Laboratory (4)
BIOL 121/121L* Biological Science I/Laboratory (4)

*Credits for courses taken as part of the Core Curriculum are not counted elsewhere in the major.


ENGR 201 Engineering Problem Solving (3)
ENGR 202 Engineering Graphics (3)
ENGR 234 Statics (3)
ENGR 235 Electric Circuits (3)
PHYS 250 Communicating STEM (3)
PHYS 310 Mathematical Methods in Physics (3)
PHYS 351 Computational Methods in Physics (3)
PHYS 352 Experimental Methods in Physics (3)
ENGR 399 Integrated Science and Design (3)
ENGR 499 Senior Design (3)

Choose four from the following: (12-16 Credits)
ENGR 315 Electric Power and Renewable Energy (3)
ENGR 321 Electronics (3)
ENGR 430 Fluid Dynamics (3)
ENGR 450 Radiation Detection and Measurement (3)
PHYS 301 Analytical Mechanics (3)
PHYS 302 Electricity and Magnetism (3)
PHYS 303 Quantum Mechanics (3)
PHYS 341 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (3)
CSCI 210 Computer Organization and Programming (3)
CSCI 310 Introduction to Computer Architecture (3)
CSCI 330 Systems Analysis and Software Engineering (3)
CSCI 473 Introduction to Parallel Systems (3)
CSCI 485 Introduction to Robotics (3)
Other 300 level or above science or engineering courses with prior approval from the department (3-4)

V.  ELECTIVES (0-20 Credits)

Monica Gray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director
Smith Science 114B

Stephanie Marshall
Administrative Specialist
Smith Science 114

Smith Science Center
109 Chanticleer Drive East
Conway, SC 29526