Electrical Engineering

General

Program Description

Electrical engineers enlighten the world – moving information, people, things, and energy to make tomorrow even better than today.

Electrical engineering research at UofSC falls within four major areas of focus: communications and electromagnetics, decision and control, electronic materials and devices, and power and energy systems.

The electrical engineering department is a high profile member of the university research community. According to the university's Office of Research and Graduate Education, electrical engineering accounted for $3.59 million of the $25.36 million awarded to the College of Engineering and Computing in the fiscal year 2014.

Plan Your Career

Electrical engineering is a broad and exciting field that offers career opportunities as diverse as electric power, consumer electronics, or nanomaterials and devices. Fundamentally, electricity either carries energy or information. So whether you want to develop new medical electronics, the next generation of smart tablet, a renewable smart power grid, mobile wireless networks, or advanced nanotechnologies, this is the field for you. Find your pathway to an electrical engineering career.

Choose Your Degree

At the University of South Carolina, you can choose the degree program that best fits your career goals. Our rigorous and rewarding options can lead to a bachelor's degree in four years or you can choose our accelerated program to earn graduate credit while still an undergraduate. Master and Ph.D. programs combine research and coursework leading to advanced degrees and a graduate distance education program allows qualified working engineers to earn a master's degree without sacrificing current employment.

Conduct Your Research

From undergraduate through post-doctoral studies, you can work with and learn from our outstanding faculty whose interests span the full spectrum of electrical engineering research. Our faculty have been recognized as No. 1 in the state for their research productivity. As an electrical engineering student, you can work in outstanding labs and facilities as you join our research efforts in areas ranging from communications and electromagnetics to power and energy systems.

Electrical Engineering By the Numbers

  • 207 - Undergraduate students enrolled
  • 92 - Graduate students enrolled

Cost & Fees

Estimated Expenses S.C. Resident Nonresident
Tuition & Technology Fee $11,482 $30,298
Housing $6,832 $6,832
Meals $3,566 $3,566
Books & Supplies $1,016 $1,016
Total $22,896 $41,712
Last updated January 2019

About the School

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