Your Future in Engineering

The exciting field of engineering offers more career options than any other discipline. It is the profession at the forefront of all modern technological advances. If you are a problem solver who searches for efficient ways to use the forces and materials of nature to meet today’s challenges, the Charleston Southern engineering program is for you.

Engineers apply mathematics, science, and professional judgment to solve technical problems in industry and society. They design and develop products, processes, services, and systems. They are also expected to contribute more than technical competence. As professionals, engineers are concerned with the impact of their work on society. To effectively deal with the rapid changes in technology, engineers must have a broad undergraduate engineering education firmly based upon the sciences and mathematics, and supported with an enriching liberal education program.

Program Information

The mission of Charleston Southern University’s Engineering program is to provide an excellent education through instruction and hands-on application that prepares graduates for effective leadership and service in their profession and society from a Christian worldview.

Within three to five years after graduation, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program are expected to achieve the following:

  • Apply their knowledge and skills to succeed in an engineering or technology-related career and/or obtain an advanced degree.
  • Exhibit effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Practice their profession ethically and recognize societal and global needs from a Christian worldview perspective.
  • Pursue lifelong learning and participate in professional organizations.

Upon graduation, students will have an ability to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems by applying knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. develop and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and draw appropriate conclusions;
  3. design systems that meets specified needs within realistic constraints;
  4. exhibit effective oral and written communication skills;
  5. function effectively on a team to achieve common goals;
  6. understand professional and ethical responsibility from a Christian worldview perspective;
  7. pursue lifelong learning, leading and serving in their profession;

2021-2022 Enrolled 32, 3rd year of program
2020-2021 Enrolled 28, 2nd year of program
2019-2020 Enrolled 18, 1st year of program

The BS Engineering program will be accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The following is the planned timeline for obtaining accreditation.

  • Spring, 2023 – First graduates
  • October 1, 2023 – Submit Readiness Review
  • January 31, 2024 – Submit Request for Evaluation
  • July 1, 2024 – Submit Self-Study Report
  • September to December, 2024 – On-Site Visit
  • Spring, 2025 – Receive final accreditation decision

Accreditation will be retroactive for graduates from previous two years.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Andrew Blauch

Professor and Chair of Engineering


Charleston Southern University’s engineering program is one of the only engineering programs in the Southeast available at a Christian institution. It is a unique opportunity to study engineering from a biblical perspective. The program is designed around students experiencing firsthand how engineering is done. Each engineering course incorporates laboratory activities, projects, and modern software analysis/design techniques to enhance the educational experience. The capstone of the program is a two-semester multi-discipline senior design project.

As an Engineering major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Engineering Graphics
  • Statics
  • Digital Systems
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Embedded Applications
  • Control Systems

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Research 
  • Design
  • Development
  • Production
  • Construction 
  • Testing
  • Operations 
  • Sales & Support
  • Management 
  • Consulting
  • Teaching

You can choose from these concentrations.

Students will focus on engineering aspects related to computers.  Concentration courses include electronics, advanced programming, computer architecture and networking.

Students will focus on advanced aspects of electrical engineering.  Concentration courses include electronics, power systems, electromagnetics and communication systems.

Students will focus on advanced aspects of mechanical engineering.  Concentration courses include dynamics, solid mechanics, and thermal fluids.

Students in a lab injecting a chemical into a vile.

The College of Science and Mathematics

Charleston Southern’s College of Science and Mathematics ensures through its curricula and course offerings that students in all majors demonstrate an understanding of the continuing role of science and mathematics in human progress. In addition, it provides majors in science and science related fields with the necessary skills for successful careers in their chosen major or for further study in graduate school or professional programs.

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