Dual-Degree Engineering Program
Program of Study
The Engineering Dual Degree program offers students the opportunity to begin their academic career by pursuing a Bachelor degree at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) while preparing for a Bachelor degree in Engineering from Clemson University. The student will spend about three years (depending on level of preparation) at Coastal Carolina University majoring in one of the five degrees listed below (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Applied Physics) that is compatible with their engineering major at Clemson University. The student will spend two or more years at Clemson University majoring in one of the nine engineering degrees listed. While at Clemson University, the student will complete the remaining courses needed for their CCU degree.
Students interested in participation in this program should consult with the program advisor, Var Limpasuvan (email@example.com), in the Physics department. Course selection and course sequencing are critical for timely completion. A second advisor will be assigned from the student's major program chosen at CCU. Additional information is also found in the University Catalog.
The following degrees are available within the Engineering Dual Degree Program.
|CCU Major (with link to department)||Clemson Engineering (with link to Clemson website)||Suggested Courses* (with downloadable PDFs)|
|Biology||Biosystems Engineering||Biology Curriculum Clemson's Eng. Curriculum|
|Chemistry||Ceramic/Materials Engineering Chemical Engineering||Chemistry Curriculum Clemson's Eng. Curriculum|
|Computer Sciences (CS)||Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering||CS Curriculum Clemson's Eng. Curriculum|
|Mathematics||Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering||Math Curriculum Clemson's Eng. Curriculum|
|Applied Physics||Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical||Physics Curriculum Clemson's Eng. Curriculum|
*CCU and Clemson Core Curriculum Comparison
Transferring to Clemson
After completing the first three terms at CCCU, students participating in the Engineering Dual Degree program should complete and send to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies of the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson the form "Intention to Pursue the Dual-Degree Program at Clemson University" . The Associate Dean at Clemson will appoint an academic advisor for the student and will forward the name and address of this advisor to the student and to the CCU's program advisor.
Ideally, a student will apply to the Clemson University Office of Admissions after completion of the second academic year at Coastal Carolina. A student with grades no lower than 2.5/4.0, is assured of admission into the Clemson engineering program of his/her choice. Students not meeting these requirements will be considered for admission under Clemson's general transfer student admissions standards. Prior to enrollment at Clemson, the student must be consult with CCU's program advisor to verify that he/she has satisfactorily completed the majority of the CCU major requirements.
Since its inception in Fall 2000, the engineering dual degree program has shown steady grown. Currently, there are a few students attending Clemson University to complete this program. A network connection between current students and the alumni of this program is being established. While some students complete the program in its entirety, a lot of students elect to either (1) transfer to Clemson early (upon completing the pre-engineering requirement at CCU) and forego their CCU degree or (2) stay at CCU to complete their CCU science degree and pursue engineering at the graduate level.
Here's the list of CCU students who have graduated or are lined up to graduate (pending completing of courses):
Special Academic Opportunities
Each of Coastal's degrees in the Engineering Dual Degree program offers a variety of educational opportunities beyond classroom instruction. These include conducting research projects in association with faculty, internships at local corporations, student clubs and honor societies for specific disciplines. Participating in these activities enlarges a student's view of engineering, adds to their developing experiences and is a fun, interesting and rewarding pursuit for most students.
The career outlook for all types of engineers remains very good. The number of graduates has remained constant while the market for engineers has continued to grow. Employment in the various engineering fields is expected to increase as fast as all occupations. Engineers can expect starting salaries significantly higher than most other B.S. degrees. No changes are expected in the distribution within the job market. Approximately 46% of engineers are employed in manufacturing industries while the remainder are employed in service, research and testing companies. Continuing education in the field will be needed to keep up with changing technologies.
More information about Engineering and its outlook can obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Brett K. Simpson