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College of Engineering and Computing

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Electrical Engineering

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

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 course work 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.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.