Charleston College Creates Major in Electrical Engineering> Charleston Business Journal
the Charleston College launched its new major, electrical engineering.
“We have set up the support program for businesses in the region, in particular Bosch, Mercedes-Benz vans, Volvo, Boeing and CumminsSebastian van Delden, dean of the CofC School of Sciences and Mathematics, said in a statement. during this decade. “
The college’s faculty will work alongside industry professionals to design and teach courses that will prepare its students to work in a range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, autonomous vehicles.
Former visiting computer instructor Kebin Xu will be one of the electrical engineering instructors in the program. She is currently teaching a course on technical programming and preparing a new course on computer organization and assembly language programming.
“Both courses are very important for engineering majors,” Xu said in a statement. “They need project skills and domain knowledge to be successful. During their time in college, they will have a strong mix of hands-on lab lessons and theory lessons.
Xu, originally from China, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electronics from Minzu University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Peking Polytechnic University and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology.
“With the hiring of our second rock star engineering faculty member, Dr. Kebin Xu, engineering at the College of Charleston is on full swing, and we’re only warming us up,” van Delden said. “The program immediately enrolled a dozen freshmen on the first day of the fall 2021 semester. This immediate enrollment speaks volumes about student demand for this program as it was only officially approved in July 2021, well after incoming students have applied and been accepted into CofC.
Upon graduation, electrical engineering students will have the technical and creative skills to help develop the next generation of cars and other autonomous technologies, explained Funke Oladimeji, CofC’s engineering program director. In addition, support for scholarships from partners like Boeing and Bosch will help provide students with even more opportunities in the job market.
“In addition to a traditional electrical engineering course, students will be required to take courses in automation, navigation, programmable logic controllers and control systems,” Oladimeji said in a statement.
This well-rounded experience will go a long way in shaping the next generation of leaders and innovators in the Lowcountry industry.
Contact Rob Lyle at 843-849-3119.