University of South Carolina

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master's of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering Master's of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Master's of Science in Aerospace Engineering Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering
Master's of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering Master's of Science in Engineering Management
Master's of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering Master's of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Master's of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master's of Science in Computer Science and Engineering Master's of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering
Master's of Science in Software Engineering Master's of Science in Nuclear Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Our programs offer streaming video accessibility 24/7 of classes available to the students at any location with internet access. Classes are also downloadable to be viewed later. All classes are offered live on campus for students to attend if they prefer. These programs are designed to help engineering professionals stay employed full-time while continuing their education and allow them to develop their research with highly respected faculty.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 14
Concentrations offered
Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Management
Civil Mechanical
Computer Science Nuclear
Electrical/Electronic/Communications

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 35

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 51 full-time; 2 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 0% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 8 years
National Academy of Engineering members N/A
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 12 full-time; 1 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 50
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3.5 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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