- Allison Grandits
Study Engineering in Georgia
Updated: Feb 24, 2022
In honor of National Engineers Week, I am highlighting engineering programs within the state of Georgia. While there are only 5 colleges that offer engineering degrees, the University System of Georgia has created Pathway options, and many private schools have partnered with programs to offer dual degrees. Each school is a little different, so be sure to explore all of your options to find your GRAND fit.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Material Science and Engineering
Nuclear & Radiological Engineering
Georgia Tech offers BS/MS Degree programs in Aerospace, Chemical & Biomolecular, Civil, Environmental, Electrical & Computer, and Materials Science & Engineering.
Additionally, students can earn a minor in Aerospace, Biomedical, Energy Systems, Global Engineering Leadership, Engineering and Business, Materials Science, and Nuclear and Radiological Engineering.
Georgia Southern University
The College of Engineering is also home to B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Construction, and Information Technology.
All Engineering degrees are completed on the Statesboro campus, but students can begin all Engineering majors at the Armstrong Campus. Students interested in Computer Science or Information Technology can start and finish their degrees at the Armstrong Campus.
Kennesaw State University
Majors (B.S Degrees unless otherwise noted)
Civil Engineering (BSCVE)
Electrical Engineering (BSEEE)
Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Software Engineering (BSSWE)
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology also offers degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Operations (B.A.S.), Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Supply Chain Logistics (B.A.S.).
Minors are available in Aerospace, Biomedical, Energy/HVAC, Engineering Design Graphics, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, and Nuclear Engineering.
Double Owl Pathways allow students to complete their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees within 5 years. Engineering options include Electrical Engineering BS/Applied Engineering MS, Software Engineering BS/Computer Science MS, Software Engineering BS/Information Technology MS, Software Engineering BS/MS.
All Engineering degrees are completed on the Marietta campus, but students can begin coursework at the Kennesaw campus.
The School of Engineering is also home to B.S. Degrees in Industrial Management and Technical Communication.
Interested students can earn a minor in Engineering for Development and Technical Communication.
University of Georgia
Majors (B.S Degrees unless otherwise specified)
Biochemical Engineering (BSBCHE)
Biological Engineering (BSBE)
Civil Engineering (BSCE)
Computer Systems Engineering (BSCSE)
Electrical & Electronics Engineering (BSEE)
Environmental Engineering (BSENVE)
Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
All 8 degree programs have a Double Dawg option, where students can earn their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in five years or less.
German + Engineering Dual Degree: students will earn an A.B. in German and a B.S. in their chosen Engineering field within 5 years. Students will spend their 4th year abroad, taking courses at the Goethe Institut and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and completing an internship with a German Engineering company. Interested students should begin taking German courses their first semester at U.G.A. to remain on track for this program.
Engineering + M.B.A. Dual Degree: Students will complete their B.S. in Engineering and the M.B.A. within 5 years. Interested students should apply to the M.B.A. program in the spring of their third year. Students begin taking business courses during their fourth year.
Certificates available in Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Science, and Informatics.
Regents’ Engineering Pathways (R.E.P.)
While these are the only universities that offer Engineering degrees, the University System of Georgia has created a program where students can start at any U.S.G. institution and transfer to one of the above colleges to complete their engineering degree. Students must complete at least 30 hours at the partner institution before transferring, and each university has its own requirements for transferring. For more information, please review the R.E.P. Agreement.
3+2 Degree Programs
Another option for students interested in studying engineering that many families are not aware of is a dual degree program. While the R.E.P. is only for public colleges in Georgia, many private institutions have partnerships with Engineering programs across the country. Students typically spend their first 3 years at the private college before transferring to a school that offers engineering in these programs. The student will then spend 2 (or more) years completing the engineering degree. When they graduate, they will have a degree from the private institution and the engineering school. The most common degree is Physics, but some offer other options like Mathematics or your choice of majors. This is an excellent option for students looking for a liberal arts foundation or the opportunity to have smaller class sizes throughout their pre-requisites. Below are the private colleges in Georgia that offer 3+2 engineering programs.
Agnes Scott College: Dual Degree with Georgia Tech
Berry College: Dual Degree with Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State
Clark Atlanta University: Dual Degree with 10 Engineering schools, including Alabama-Huntsville, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Florida, North Carolina A&T, among others
Covenant College: Dual Degree with Georgia Tech, but students have attended other universities like Auburn, North Carolina State, Purdue, and University of Alabama-Huntsville
Emory University: Dual Degree with Georgia Tech
LaGrange College: Dual Degree with Auburn and Georgia Tech
Morehouse College: Dual Degree with 13 universities, including Auburn, Georgia Tech, Missouri S&T, North Carolina A&T, Rensselaer Polytechnic institute, among others
Oglethorpe University: Dual Degree with Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Kennesaw State
Piedmont College: Dual Degree with Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State
Spelman College: Dual Degree with 15 universities, including Auburn, Georgia Tech, North Carolina A&T, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Southern Cal, among others
Wesleyan College: Dual Degree with Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Mercer
Young Harris College: Dual Degree with University of Georgia
Do you want to learn more about these college engineering programs? Do you have questions about the college admissions process? Contact Allison or visit Grand Fit Educational Consulting.