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College of Engineering and Computing

Accreditation

UofSC is proud to offer engineering and computing programs that are accredited by ABET, a nonprofit, ISO 9001 certified organization. With ABET accreditation, students, employers and the society we serve can be confident that our programs meet the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

The following programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Integrated Information Technology

The following programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Note: Aerospace Engineering, our newest program, will become eligible for ABET accreditation after its first graduating class; such accreditation is retroactive.

Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes and Student Data by Program

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, Aerospace Engineering graduates will:

  • Lead successful practicing careers or be engaged in advanced graduate studies
  • Establish themselves as responsible and ethical citizens
  • Challenge themselves to innovate and collaborate in evolving work environments

 Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the following abilities:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment Year

Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
 2018 6 --
 2019 73 --

 * Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent Spring and Summer of year listed.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Program will:

  • practice in a professional career or pursue an advanced or professional degree in which they are contributing to scientific, professional, and/or local communities through the improvement of human health.
  • advance their careers by engaging in teamwork, effective communication, and continued learning to expand their professional development and technical understanding.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the following abilities:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  5. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  6. 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.
  7. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
2013  288  43
2014  305  47
2015 341  53 
2016 340  66 
2017 321  51 
2018 288  51 
2019 260 39

 * Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent Spring and Summer of year listed.

Program Educational Objectives

The mission of the Computer Science degree program is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for successful practice in the field of computing and for post-baccalaureate education. The program educational objectives are that five years after graduation Computer Science graduates will be:

  • contributing to economic development and society through the development and management of computer systems for industry and research.
  • continuing their professional development through professional study and research.
  • advancing in their careers through knowledge of computer science, communication skills and understanding of computer systems and contemporary technological issues.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have an ability to: 

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline. 
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts. 
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles. 
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
2013 251 26
2014  330 46
2015 375 62
2016 469 73 
2017  506 65
2018 556  98 
2019 579 104

 * Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent  Spring and Summer of year listed.

Program Educational Objectives

The mission of the Computer Engineering degree program is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for successful computer engineering practice and post-baccalaureate education. The program educational objectives are that five years after graduation Computer Engineering graduates will be:

  • contributing to their communities and society with innovations in computer technology and applications and an understanding of contemporary technological issues.
  • continuing their professional development through professional study and research.
  • advancing in their careers through their knowledge of computer engineering, by communicating and working effectively as team members and by interacting responsibly with colleagues, customers, employers, and others in society.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
2013 141  22
2014  160 27 
2015  185  16 
2016 193  28 
2017  222  24 
2018  226  47 
2019 187 28

 * Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent Spring and Summer of year listed.

Program Educational Objectives

The mission of the Computer Information Systems degree program is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for successful practice in the field of computer information systems and for post-baccalaureate education.

The Program Educational Objectives are that five years after graduation Computer Information Systems graduates will be:

  • contributing to economic development and society through the development and management of computer information systems.
  • advancing in their careers through knowledge of computer information systems, communications skills and understanding of business and contemporary technological issues.
  • continuing their professional development through professional study and research.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2.  Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline. 
  3.  Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts. 
  4.  Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles. 
  5.  Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
2013 61  11
2014  96 
2015  147  11 
2016  177  24 
2017  193  36 
2018  168  40 
2019 161 17

 * Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent Spring and Summer of year listed.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates of the Civil engineering program should demonstrate their continuing successful practice as civil engineers and/or their pursuit of post baccalaureate education and/or their engagement in other professional careers that involve the application of engineering concepts.
  • Graduates of the civil engineering program should demonstrate a commitment for continuing professional development and life-long learning.
  • Graduates of the civil engineering program should demonstrate the ability to advance within their profession to positions of greater responsibility and leadership.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the following abilities:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
2013 276 43
2014  297  61 
2015  295  44 
2016  323  54 
2017  348  58 
2018  363  80 
2019 352 73

* Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent Spring and Summer of year listed.

Program Educational Objectives

Within six years of graduation, our graduates are expected to achieve one or more of the following milestones:

  • advance professionally in the chemical process industries or in their chosen career field.
  • earn advanced degrees in chemical engineering (or a related technical discipline), medicine, law, or business.
  • attain leadership positions in today's rapidly changing, increasingly technological, global society.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the following abilities:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
2013 261  38
2014  274  37 
2015  301  50 
2016  325  82 
2017  316  59 
2018  308  68 
2019 289 60

* Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent Spring and Summer of year listed.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the undergraduate electrical engineering program are to produce graduates who will:

  • contribute to the economic development of this state and the nation by the competent and ethical practice of electrical engineering.
  • be sought after by leading industrial, governmental, and academic organizations.
  • exhibit leadership qualities in their organizations by virtue of their excellent technical abilities, communication skills, and comprehensive vision.
  • use their technical competence in electrical engineering to creatively solve problems for the betterment of society.
  • ceaselessly improve their technical competence

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the following abilities:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
2013 204 25
2014 242 50
2015 237 35
2016 227 54
2017 224 35
2018 230 48
2019 214 29

* Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent  Spring and Summer of year listed.

Program Educational Objectives

Three to five years after graduation, Integrated Information Technology graduates should:

  • advance in their careers through their knowledge of information technology, communication skills, and understanding of business and technological issues;
  • contribute to economic development and society through the effective use of technology to address problems in a broad range of settings;
  • continue their professional development through professional study and research;
  • advocate for the needs of users and organizations in developing technical solutions;
  • anticipate the changing direction of information technology and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of new technologies to an individual or organization;
  • manage the information resources of an individual or organization; and
  • explain and apply appropriate information technologies and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives.

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, Integrated Information Technology students should satisfy the following Student Outcomes. Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  1. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the IT discipline.
  1. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  1. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  2. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the information technology discipline.
  3. Use systemic approaches to select, create, integrate, evaluate and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals. 

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
2013 186 55
2014  186  61 
2015  185  49 
2016  224  58 
2017  220  47 
2018  239  63 
2019 264 68

* Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent Spring and Summer of year listed.

Program Educational Objectives

The graduates from Mechanical Engineering program are expected to demonstrate within three to five years of graduation

  • The ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve mechanical engineering problems
  • The professional skills that enable a successful career
  • The ability to apply their broad education necessary to ethically practice engineering in a global and societal context

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the following abilities:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded*
2013 628  87
2014  744  119 
2015  832  139 
2016  838  147 
2017  866  174 
2018  848  201 
2019 812 179

 * Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent Spring and Summer of year listed.


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