Located in Columbia, in the center of the state of South Carolina, the departments
and programs of the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South
Carolina are at the center of developing research, innovations and new discoveries.
Where will your future take you? The College of Engineering and Computing offers bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral
programs in the the following academic tracks: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering,
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the state’s only Nuclear Engineering graduate program (graduate degrees and undergraduate minor).
We also offer an Accelerated Master’s Degree programs and several executive masters
Our alumni are leaders in their fields around the world - from national government
to industry executives.
John Swearingen, (deceased)
A 1938 chemical engineering graduate, John Swearingen retired as chairman of the board
of directors of Standard Oil Company, now the BP–Amoco Corporation, after 44 years
of service. The University of South Carolina's College of Engineering facility was
dedicated as the John E. Swearingen Engineering Center in 1987.
Hon. Andrew H. Card, Jr.
United States Cabinet member, and head of President George W. Bush's White House Iraq
Group, Andrew Card graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1971 with a
degree in civil engineering. Card served as U.S. Secretary of Transportation under
President George H. W. Bush and the White House Chief of Staff under George W. Bush.
A 1972 civil engineering graduate, Hamilton Lott is the Executive Vice President of
Nucor Corporation in charge of Fabricated Construction Products.
Alex Molinarioli is a 1983 electrical engineering graduate of the University of South
Carolina and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Controls, a Fortune 80 diversified
company with 170,000 employees in 1,300 locations worldwide.
1999 winner of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s highest achievement award for
contributions to high energy physics instrumentation, Krista Marks is a 1989 electrical
engineering graduate. Marks is currently CEO & Co-Founder of Simbulus. She formerly
served as a Vice President at Disney for User Generated Content, coming to Disney
through its 2008 acquisition of Kerpoof where she was also CEO and co-founder.