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Clemson University - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

All engineering students must complete the freshman engineering curriculum before being admitted into one of the ten engineering baccalaureate degree programs. Thus, all new engineering students (including transfer students) are admitted into the General Engineering Program until all classes in the first year curriculum are completed with a C or above. The baccalaureate degree programs in engineering are designed to be completed within four years (8 regular semesters). Taking a reduced course load or participating in the cooperative education program will extend this time. On average, Clemson engineering students take approximately four and one-half years to complete the requirements for graduation. In addition to other institutional requirements, candidates for a baccalaureate degree in engineering are required to have a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade-point ratio in all engineering courses taken at Clemson University.

Master's Degree Requirements

The M.S. programs serve primarily full-time graduate students. Each department/program varies, but generally the M.S. degree requires 30 hours of coursework, with either a thesis or project. The Master of Engineering degree program is open to individuals who are interested in professionally-oriented advanced study. Requirements for the program are a baccalaureate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or equivalent, academic and professional records which indicate motivation for and the ability to complete additional professional study, and acceptance by the chair of the department in which the individual plans to major and the Dean of the College of Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

The Ph.D. program serves primarily full-time graduate students. While programs differ between departments, generally 36 additional hours of course work beyond the M.S. degree is required, with completion of dissertation research and submission of an acceptable dissertation.