M.Eng. On Campus

Electrical Engineering

University of South Carolina

12 months
22302 USD/year
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As an Electrical Engineering major at the University of South Carolina , you may choose to concentrate in an area such as microelectronics, systems and controls, communication networks, or electric energy systems. The curriculum is sufficiently flexible to accommodate a very broad spectrum of career plans.


Fundamentally, electricity carries either 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, the electrical engineering field is the right fit for you.

What to Expect

As a student in  Electrical Engineering major at the University of South Carolina, you will learn to apply principles from math, physics, and computing to design next-generation electronic products that will transform the world. Your coursework will provide opportunities to learn how electronic devices work and how to combine hardware and software to produce smart systems having unprecedented capabilities. Every semester, you will participate in hands-on practicums that build practical applications on top of theoretical foundations. Your studies will culminate in a capstone design experience, where you will work with real engineers to produce a real system that solves a real societal need.

Along the way, you will often take small classes with dedicated faculty and you will feel like you are in a small college within a large research university. If you are a particularly ambitious student, you will be encouraged to participate in a serious research projects, perhaps leading to your first published work.


A major in electrical engineering can prepare you for careers in:

  • industrial electronics
  • power systems
  • manufacturing industries
  • government labs

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Science
  • Introductory Electrical Engineering Laboratory
  •  Electrical Engineering for Non-Majors
  • Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Real-Time Systems Laboratory
  •  Digital Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Fundamentals of Communication Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree: From an accredited college or university (or international equivalent) 
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: $50 for students using the general application. 
  • English Proficiency Requirement

Tuition Fee

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    22302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22302 USD per year during 12 months.

22,302 - 30,183 USD

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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