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Engineering Science

Bachelor of Science

The engineering science program seeks to train problem solvers who can integrate science and engineering principles. Engineering science is the study of the combined disciplines of engineering, the applied sciences, and mathematics. This combination of disciplines results in graduates that can bring a deep understanding of science and broad training in engineering design and practice together to solve new challenges. The focus of the program is on general problem solving combined with fundamental scientific and engineering skills and content knowledge, resulting in graduates having the ability to keep pace with the continuous innovations occurring with technology, and the multidisciplinary approach required for many emerging technical challenges. The program's faculty is committed to providing meaningful undergraduate experiences for both majors and non-majors through high-quality, student-centered teaching and undergraduate research/design mentoring. Students completing the Bachelor of Science in engineering science should be well prepared for either a general engineering career or graduate school in engineering, applied science or a related discipline.

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the Bachelor of Science in engineering science, students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.
  6. Communicate effectively.
  7. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  8. Engage in life-long learning.
  9. Apply knowledge and skills to contemporary issues.
  10. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The engineering science program at CCU focuses on the application of the applied sciences integrated with engineering principles to create technical solutions to problems. Through either a major or minor, students can easily merge their interest in engineering with other disciplines taught in the College of Science such as biology, chemistry, computer science, marine science, mathematics and/or physics. Engineering science students can also pursue one of the dual-degree engineering programs with either Clemson University or Horry Georgetown Technical College.

All students pursuing a major in engineering science complete a foundation in mathematics and basic sciences, followed by more advanced courses in engineering and applied science. The major requirements focus on the following core academic competencies: (1) problem solving and communication, (2) epistemological methodologies, (3) design practice, and (4) technical practice. Students pursuing the minor in engineering science complete a basic curriculum in general engineering. Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in all Foundation and Major Requirement courses.

Engineering Science Major Curriculum

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 212/212L Essentials of Physics II/Laboratory (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)
PHYS 214/214L Fundamentals of Physics II/Laboratory (4)
CSCI 130/131L Introduction to Computer Science/Algorithmic Thinking (4)
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)
GEOL 111/111L* Physical Geology/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 310 Mathematical Methods in Physics (3)
PHYS 351 Computational Methods in Physics (3)
PHYS 352 Experimental Methods in Physics (3)
ENGR 398 Project Management and Communication (1)
ENGR 399 Integrated Science and Design (3)
ENGR 499 Senior Design (3)

Choose five from the following: (15-20 Credits)
ENGR 321 Electronics (3)
ENGR 430 Fluid Dynamics (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)

Brian Bunton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Smith Science 114D

Stephanie Marshall
Administrative Specialist
Smith Science 114

Smith Science Center
109 Chanticleer Drive East
Conway, SC 29526