The Citadel - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: The Citadel
Mailing Address: 171 Moultrie Street
City: Charleston
State: SC
Postal Code: 29409
Country: United States
Phone 843-225-3294
Fax: 843-953-6937
Website: http://www.citadel.edu

Head of Institution

John Rosa
President
President
The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
Phone: 843-953-5012
Fax: 843-953-5287
john.rosa@citadel.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Charleston, SC
This city's population (approx.): 300,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 2,773
Total Graduate enrollment: 829
Total Professional and other enrollment: 0

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Humanities and Social Science, Science and Mathematics

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

For first time, full time freshmen: high school diploma with a minimum GPR of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, college prep program, SAT I or ACT - SAT preferred.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Ronald Welch
Dean
School of Engineering
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St.
Grimsley Hall 128
Charleston, SC 29409
Phone: 843-953-6588
Fax: 843-953-6328
rwelch1@citadel.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. without thesis, but with project or report

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Kevin Bower Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Robert Barsanti Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Robert Rabb Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering Master of Science in Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Highway-Transportation
  2. Surveying
  3. Structures
  4. Environmental
  5. Water Resources
  6. Fluid Mechanics
  7. Geotechnical
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Communications
  2. Power
  3. Electronics
  4. Electromagnet Interference Control
  5. Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Power and Energy
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Aeronautical Engineering
  4. Composites (Materials)
  5. Mechatronics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Soc. of American Military Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

Other Student Support Programs

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program
STEM Freshmen Outreach

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Ten projects are being undertaken.

1,2,3) Three teams are working toward the 2017 IEEE Southeastern Region competition to be held in Charlotte, NC.

The theme of IEEE SoutheastCon 2017 is "Star Wars: The Engineering Force Awakens." It challenges engineering students in the South East to compete.
The robot must complete four consecutive challenges under four minutes. For the first challenge, the robot must decipher the code by measuring five
conductive plates. Secondly, the robot must detect a magnetic field four times and hit a light saber when the field is detected. The third challenge involves
the robot inputting the code received from challenge one by spinning a dial to take down the force field. Finally, the robot must then shoot three darts
through the target hole to complete the entire competition.

The other project teams are working on

4) A system for converting a two-wheeled internal combustion engine vehicle into a fully electric vehicle using a motor controller of their own design and
implementation. The hardware for the motor controller will consist of a microprocessor, along with a power electronics distribution network
that will use a series of sensors to give the controller feedback signals. The feedback will assure smooth motor operation even at low speed/ high torque scenarios.
5) A Child & Pet Safety System designed at mitigating heat-related fatalities in automobiles. The team is attempting to design a low-cost and easily integrable
device that can be used by any modern day automobile manufacturer to accomplish said feat. The system will first monitor if there is a child or pet left in the
car. There will be several different layers of monitoring to prevent false positives. It will also monitor internal car temperature. When the given conditions
are met, it will trigger both safety mechanisms and alert the car owner/driver.
6) A Corrosion Exploitation System that will be a user-friendly system with the ability to enter, monitor, and exit difficult-to-access areas. The objective is to
gather crucial corrosion data within the areas, in particular, inside steel pipes. Also, CES will have the capability to maneuver in and out of corroded areas
and communicate the data it collects.
7) A functioning and affordable (low-cost) home security system that is easy to install and maintain. The system will possess many features that modern systems
have such as break-in alarms, text alerts, and reprogrammable code pad. The team also proposes to improve existing systems using short-range wireless intrusion
detection.
8) An integrated system called CubeSat, which utilizes software defined radio and a flight control computer. CubeSat is a brainchild of NASA’s CubeSat Launch
initiative (CSLI) aiming at providing access to space for small satellites. It will allow CubeSat developers access to a low-cost pathway to conduct research
in the areas of science, exploration, technology development, education or operations. Overall completion will be marked by sending a command signal to the
CubeSat in order to either operate a given peripheral or having the satellite upload its data.
9) A smart sprinkler to vary the distance of spray according to a mapping of the yard and its position by utilizing an electronically controlled platform driven off of a single board computer. The system will alleviate the need to manually position the sprinkler head for efficient yard coverage.
10) A remote-controlled toy car that make fireworks safer while simultaneously increasing the enjoyment experienced by firework users. Safety features implemented into the design include remote firework ignition capabilities, a back shield to shield users from potential malfunctions, and a mechanism to prevent ignition of the fireworks when users are within the designated area of the explosive effects of the fireworks.

Civil and Environmental Engineering:
1) Design and construction of steel bridge for AISC contest
2) Design and construction of concrete canoe
3) Structural design of a building
4) Design of a major intersection and roadway expansion which includes coordination with US Army Corps of Engineer’s wetland permitting process
5) Design of highway interchanges alternatives. Activities include traffic signalization and structural, geotechnical, environmental, and drainage analyses
6) Smaller design projects include environmental design of a drinking water sedimentation tank, influent pumping station, elevated storage tank, and sanitary sewers; torsion shaft design, beam design, design of a truss support structure for a drive-in movie theater, design of a crane runway beam, and road design for coordinated projects in the area
Projects include coordination between the structural, environmental, transportation and geotechnical engineering design areas including construction costs and work phasing.

Here is the input from Mechanical Engineering. Four projects are in progress:
1) Liquid dispenser control for automated medical equipment, designed for quicker and more autonomous production.
2) Refrigeration cycle test equipment to measure pressures and temperatures to calculate cycle efficiencies. Equipment must be suitable for demonstrations and repeatable for laboratory exercises.
3) Development of a multifunctional “Rover” robot chassis that can traverse terrain and perform simple tasks related to surveying at specified locations.
4) Development of an autonomous gate / door control to automatically open / close as specified by the customer to minimize the opportunity for unwanted intrusion.


Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Day Program: 4 yr program and students must either be a member of the Corp of Cadets or a veteran student. B.S. Degree offered. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by ABET.

Evening Program: 2+2 transfer program established with local community colleges. B.S. Degree offered. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by ABET.

Graduate Program: This program will require 30 credit hours where 18 credit hours will be technical while 12 credit hours can be non-technical (finance, accounting, leadership, program management, etc.).

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Civil and Environmental Engineering 3 2 6 11
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 3 1 7
Mechanical Engineering 0 2 4 6
Totals: 6 7 11 24

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 6 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 9 2

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

For first-time, full-time freshmen: high school diploma with a minimum GPR of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, college prep program, SAT I or ACT - SAT preferred

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

For first-time, full-time freshmen: high school diploma with a minimum GPR of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, college prep program, SAT I or ACT - SAT preferred

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

For first-time, full-time freshmen, high school diploma required with a minimum GPR of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, college prep program, minimum TOEFL paper score of 550.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Official transcript from accredited college or university, complete a minimum of two semesters as a full-time student maintaining a GPR of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, SAT I or ACT - SAT preferred

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $11,734 $32,812
Room & Board: $6,549 $6,549
Books & Supplies: $7,700 $7,700
Other Expenses: $1,847 $1,847
Estimated avg. course load per term: 18 18
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

$1,000 per semester - full time students, upperclassmen

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 702
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 625
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 198
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 31%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 640 530
Reading Range: 620 500
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range: 26 21

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 61 57 34 59 211 41
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 26 27 31 41 125 30
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 115 66 43 18 242 11
Totals: 202 150 108 118 578 82

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 49 0 2 0 60 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 18 0 2 0 24 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 0 85 0 5 0 112 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 3 0 14 1 1 0 157 0 10 0 202 1

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 40 0 3 0 55 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 26 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 53 2 1 0 63 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 4 0 10 0 1 0 121 2 5 0 150 5

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 3 2 1 30 4
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 21 2 2 0 30 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 1 0 42 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 4 3 0 0 89 5 5 1 108 9

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 6 3 0 0 46 25 2 2 57 33
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 3 1 1 28 16 2 0 40 22
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 5 2 0 16 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 1 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 2 4 11 7 1 1 91 50 6 2 118 67

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 63 3 71 66 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 2 0 2 0 1 3 0 37 1 46 45 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 3 0
Totals: 2 0 4 1 3 4 0 102 4 120 114 6

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 58 5 3 0 71
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 36 1 1 0 46
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Totals: 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 96 6 4 0 120

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) yes 4.00 4.00 Both None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) yes 4.00 4.00 Both None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) yes 4.00 4.00 Both None