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Welcome to the School of Engineering

We're locally grown and nationally recognized

We were among the first 5 engineering programs in the nation and the first in South Carolina and the state's first accreditted program. Today, we have built a top-25 nationally ranked engineering program, among all institutions where the highest degree is a master's degree - that is both public and affordable.

Read more about our 8th consecutive year as a top-25 nationally ranked program!

You Can Expect Great Things

Our students have had a near 99% job placement rate within the first 6-months of graduation. We constantly work collaboratively with leaders across the industry to make sure that our students are receiving an education that prepares them to be successful on day-1 as a new engineer or project manager. Our alumni can be found all over the world, working for some of the biggest names in industry, providing solutions to our most critical gloabl issues. 

Inside the Gates: A Virtual Look for Cadet Applicants

Our Cadet Admissions Office is supporting a variety of alternative ways to connect to campus virtually to ensure the health and safety of The Citadel community. For more information on virtual and in-person visits, please go to https://www.citadel.edu/root/admissions-visit. If you're joining us via Zoom for a Virtual Pre-Knob event, we have links to our individual departments' Zoom - open the PDF by following this link (Virtual Engineering Pre-Knob Links).


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Degree and Certificate Programs

Whether you're the first in your family to go to college or a seasoned professional looking for professional advancement or additional technical skills, our undergraduate and graduate programs will help meet your professional goals and aspirations.

We offer bachelors, masters, and graduate certificate programs 


Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Two Options, Unlimited Potential:

Cadet/Military Program:

Want to accept the challenge and wear the iconic uniform? Become an Engineering Cadet at The Citadel by joining the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as a college freshman between your 17th and 23rd birthday. You'll complete your engineering courses and degree as part of a larger military formatted program, that trains leaders who value honor, duty, and respect.

Apply to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets

2+2 Transfer Program:

South Carolina residents have flexible and affordable guaranteed access+ to a nationally ranked undergraduate engineering degree at The Citadel. Our 2+2 transfer program will save an SC Resident an average of more than $20,000* over the course of 4-years, when compared with the costs of completing a 4-year degree at a public SC university.

You'll work with our admissions advisors to complete your 2-year associates degree, which includes engineering prerequisites (with at least a 2.0 GPA), at a regionally accredited college (such as Trident Tech) and then transfer to The Citadel to earn a Bachelors of Science in one of 5 engineering disciplines - earning a Citadel degree! 

Contact our admissions advisors today

+Must meet other minimum admissions requirements
*Figure based on SC-CHE 19-20 Tuition and Fees Report

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Masters of Science Degrees

Our programs provide a student-centered learning environment, focused on advanced applied engineering and project management techniques and professional skills development for principled leaders in the community. The rigorous curriculum emphasizes practical engineering and project management concepts, strong professional values, and a disciplined work ethic.

Explore below how our programs can help you achieve your goals.

Apply to The Citadel Graduate College

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Graduate Certificate Programs

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Information for Incoming Students 

Whether you’re starting your college journey as a Cadet, or completing it as a transfer, graduate, or a professional certificate student – we feel honored that you’ve entrusted The Citadel School of Engineering to help you achieve your aspirations.


Checklists for Incoming Students

Our Admissions Team has created helpful checklists for incoming students, so that you can start classes setup for success from Day-1.


Information for Parents & Family Members

Special information and website for parents and family members of entering and current students... 
Please visit http://www.citadel.edu/root/welcome-parents or call 843-953-6088 or email parents@citadel.edu.

SCCC/Cadet Specific Information for Parents & Family Members of...


Need Assistance with Financial Aid and Registration?

While our team here at The Citadel School of Engineering would like to provide you with tailored information about the status of your admissions application or completed entry requirements, we simply don't have access to those records. The best people who can assist you with this information are provided below for your convenience.

SCCC (Cadets) Students, please visit:
http://www.citadel.edu/root/admissions-contact

Evening Undergraduate, Graduate, and Certificate Students, please visit:
http://www.citadel.edu/root/graduatecollege-contact


Technology Requirements: What the Tech?

The Citadel School of Engineering has the same general computer/system requirements as outline by our Information & Technology Services (ITS) team.

To view a list of recommended computer configurations that are available for purchase through The Citadel, please visit http://www.citadel.edu/root/computer-recommendations or http://www.dell.com/citadel. If you have additional questions, such as "PC vs Apple", or "What if I have an Apple", please go to ITS' FAQ page at http://www.citadel.edu/root/computer-recommendations/computer-faq 

Please note that while The Citadel School of Engineering does not have system requirements beyond the minimum, there is a configuration available for purchase through The Citadel that is recommended for Engineering students. This recommended configuration will provide above average computing capabilities for some of the programs and technologies used by our different programs. Again, this is only a recommendation and not a requirement.

For additional assistance, please contact The Citadel Tech Help-Desk at 843-953-HELP(4357) or visit http://www.citadel.edu/root/its 


Current Student Resources

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