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Engineering Science

Engineering science is the study of the combined disciplines of engineering, the applied sciences and mathematics.

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.

 

The Student Experience

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.

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Beyond the Classroom

After completing the Bachelor of Science 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. 

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.

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Courses

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.

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INFORMATION

Monica Gray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director
Smith Science 114B
843-349-6601
mgray2@coastal.edu

Stephanie Marshall
Administrative Specialist
Smith Science 114
843-349-2985
smarshall@coastal.edu

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