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  May 22, 2018
 
2016-2017 USC Lancaster Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.


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Learning Outcomes

  • ABET Outcome H  – Students will demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. 
  • ABET Outcome A  – Students will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 
  • ABET Outcome B – Students will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 
  • ABET Outcome C  – Students will demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. 
  • ABET Outcome E  – Students will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 
  • ABET Outcome J  – Students will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues. 
  • ABET Outcome K  – Students will demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 
  • ABET Outcome D  – Students will demonstrate an ability to function on a multidisciplinary team. 
  • ABET Outcome F  – Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 
  • ABET Outcome G  – Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively (in written and oral forms). 
  • ABET Outcome I  – Students will demonstrate recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. 

Degree Requirements (126-139 Hours)

See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

  1. Carolina Core (34-46 hours)
  2. Other General Requirements (22-23 hours)
  3. Lower Division Engineering (25 hours)
  4. Electrical Engineering Major (30 hours)
  5. Career Plan Electives (15 hours)

1. Carolina Core (34-46 Hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning & Problem Solving (8 hours)


GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)


  • Score two or better on foreign language placement test; or complete the 109 and 110 courses in FREN, GERM, LATN or SPAN; or complete the 121 course in another foreign language.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GHS

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GSS

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for AIU

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 hours)


    INF: Information Literacy (0-3 hours)


    •  USC ENGL 102  or any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core course for INF

    VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 hours)


      2. Other General Requirements (23 hours)


      4. Electrical Engineering Major (30 hours)


        5. Career Plan Electives (15 hours)


        The student, in consultation with his or her advisor, will select 15 hours of electives that support the student’s defined career plan. Not more than 6 hours of these electives may be from another discipline, and all must be at or above the 300-level.

        Academic Standards


        Minimum Course Grades

        The Electrical Engineering B.S.E. program requires that a grade of “C” or better be earned in each of the following courses: CSCE 145 , CSCE 211 , ELCT 221 , ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , PHYS 211 , PHYS 211L .

        Major GPA

        Major GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to determine the Major GPA for the Electrical Engineering B.S.E. program: all Lower Division Engineering courses and all Electrical Engineering Major courses.

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