Whether you are a prospective or current cadet, evening, veteran, active duty, community college transfer, or first-generation student we invite you to explore how we are aiming to educate the next generation of innovative engineers that impact the world through principled leadership. The National Academy of Engineering has outlined key grand challenges that include cross-cutting areas that our educational programs in The Citadel School of Engineering will focus on including intelligent infrastructure, sustainable and affordable energy, artificial intelligence, designing autonomous systems and smart transportation.
We incorporate The Citadel’s core values of honor, duty, and respect by building our reputation of engineering education excellence, modeling responsibility for student centered success and giving mutual respect in our inclusion of all students. We embrace Our Mighty Citadel strategic plan with our own priorities for our #16 undergraduate engineering program (up to a masters) as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. These strategic priorities include:
Infrastructure for growth, both virtually and physically with a prospective new engineering building
Innovation throughout the curriculum and co-curriculum including the incorporation of AI, entrepreneurial mindset, and design thinking into our teaching
Interdisciplinary collaboration across departments, schools, and industries
Inclusion and outreach to embrace the recruitment and retention of students of all backgrounds and gender that represent the diversity of our community, state, nation and world.
We also aim to become a premier School of Engineering for AI education and have already begun with our participation in the first collegiate AI DeepRacer league sponsored by AWS, by involving our students in designing electrical vehicle transport construction, partnering with companies to prototype Alexa skills to promote diversity for their businesses, and teaming with other universities and industry to design AI inspired biomedical devices. We are revamping our new computer engineering program to include artificial intelligence, machine learning and humanoid robotics. If any of these priorities and activities excite you, please join us as we educate the next generation of innovative engineers that impact the world through principled leadership.