Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering at the College of Charleston

There is a growing need for electrical engineers who understand the complex electrical control systems used in state-of-the-art ground, air and underwater vehicles. This is the first electrical engineering program of its kind in South Carolina.

In addition, as self-driving vehicles move into the mainstream, and vehicle safety has improved with the advent of connected vehicles, there is an unmet national and international need for engineers who can design these systems.

With all this in mind, the College of Charleston – with input from engineers and industry leaders from companies like Boeing, Robert Bosch, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Hillrom and Sapience Automation – has created an impactful electrical engineering program.

Students in the program will have a competitive advantage when they enter the job market. They’ll have the benefit of taking courses in a range of disciplines. They will be creative problem solvers who work collaboratively with people who are different from them. And, they will graduate with an electrical engineering major that has been designed to prepare them for the careers of the future.

Value Propositions

  • Through internship and mentorship opportunities, you'll develop strong connections with local industries such as Boeing, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volvo.
  • You'll be able to get a job in a variety of electrical engineering related fields that involve networking and programming a variety of IoT devices.
  • Members of our Industrial Advisory Board are local business executives. They provide guidance and expertise that help keep the program tuned in to industry needs.
  • The year-long senior design project enables you to synthesize all you have learned with the input of an Industry Board Member.
  • At the College of Charleston, the focus is on undergraduate education. You will be taught by faculty who will be invested in you and your success. They will represent a number of academic disciplines. And some will come from high-tech companies in the area. The result for you will be a personalized and exceptional educational experience with many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research with your professors.
  • There is a strong mix of hands-on laboratory and theoretical classes in the technical areas of the program.