Undergraduate Academics

With 11 undergraduate majors, CoE readies students for careers and graduate study across all kinds of engineering.

Degree Programs

CoE's undergraduate programs build a foundation in engineering principles. Nearly a dozen degrees are offered across the College's eight schools, and students are encouraged to collaborate across disciplines and apply their skills to real-world problems. Whether they want to find jobs or get advanced degrees, graduates leave CoE with both the knowledge and practical experience they need.

Questions? Contact Us.

Laurence Jacobs
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
laurence.jacobs@coe.gatech.edu
404.894.2344

Jane Weyant
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
jane.weyant@coe.gatech.edu
404.894.1718

Georgia Tech’s Aerospace Engineering program is the top-ranked public aerospace degree program in the country. Whether you desire to build and fly all types of aircraft or dream of going into space, the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech’s focus on problem solving will propel you into a rewarding career with the best aerospace firms and government research labs.

  • BS: Aerospace Engineering
  • BS/MS: Aerospace Engineering (5 year)
  • MS: with a Major in Aerospace Engineering
  • PhD: with a Major in Aerospace Engineering
  • PhD: Computational Science & Engineering

This interdisciplinary field integrates the knowledge bases of engineering and the life sciences to support the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Biomedical engineers often serve as integrators in multidisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and healthcare professionals in the medical device and biotechnology industries as well as government regulatory agencies. Our program challenges students with practical, hands-on problem-solving and design experiences throughout the curriculum.

  • BS: Biomedical Engineering
  • MD/PhD: with a Major in Bioengineering
  • PhD: with a Major in Bioinformatics
  • MD/PhD: with a Major in Biomedical Engineering
  • PhD: Computational Science & Engineering

Chemists discover and create new compounds, but it’s chemical engineers who turn them into products that people need and use. Chemical and biomolecular engineers are developing frontier technologies in drug design and delivery, biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternate energy resources, and environmentally neutral manufacturing. In these fields and many others, chemical engineers provide the intellectual capital that powers today’s global enterprises.

BS: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
BS / MS: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (5 year)
MS: Chemical Engineering
MS: Bioengineering
MS: Paper Science & Engineering
PhD: Chemical Engineering
PhD: Bioengineering
PhD: Paper Science & Engineering

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is ranked as one of the nation’s best programs for preparing the next generation of people who will invent the technologies of the future and create solutions to challenges we haven’t even imagined yet. And studying with us also provides a foundation to pursue careers beyond engineering, like law, medicine, business and management. Established in 1898, we’re now among the largest civil and environmental engineering programs in the country.

BS: Civil Engineering
BS: Environmental Engineering
BS / MS: Civil Engineering (5 year)
BS / MS: Civil Engineering (5 year)
MS: Bioengineering
MS: Civil Engineering
MS: Computational Science and Engineering
MS: Engineering Science and Mechanics
MS: Environmental Engineering
MS: with a Major in Civil Engineering
MS: Computational Science & Engineering
MS: with a Major in Environmental Engineering
PhD: with a Major in Civil Engineering
PhD: with a Major in Engineering Science and Mechanics
PhD: with a Major in Environmental Engineering
PhD: Computational Science & Engineering

Electrical  and computer engineering play central roles in the development of new products and technologies. Electrical engineering is at the core of just about every technology, which is why electrical engineers’ agile solutions to real-world problems and flexible skill sets are always in high demand. Our students advance the modern world by harnessing the power of electricity to build devices and systems, from nanoscale computer chips to multinational communications systems. Computer engineering spans across the disciplines of electrical engineering and computer science and involves designing, programming, and evaluating computer systems to continually improve performance and speed. Computers play an essential role in everyday life, from the computer system that controls a car’s digital displays to the tablet that we use to download our music, books, and games. 

BS: Computer Engineering
BS: Electrical Engineering
BS / MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering (5 Year)
MS: Bioengineering
MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering
MS: with a Major in Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD: with a Major in Bioengineering
PhD: with a Major in Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD: with a Major in Robotics

Industrial engineers are intellectually curious problem solvers.They design and improve systems that use people, machines, information, materials, and energy to make and deliver a product or provide a service. They improve system performance by solving problems where outcomes are influenced by complicated and uncertain interactions. If you are thinking about a career as an industrial engineer, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) is a natural choice to begin your career path.

  • BS: Industrial Engineering
  • MS: Computational Science and Engineering
  • MS: Health Systems
  • MS: Industrial Engineering
  • MS: International Logistics
  • MS: Operations Research
  • MS: Quantitative & Computational Finance
  • MS: Statistics
  • PhD: with a Major in Algorithms, Combinatorics, & Optimization
  • PhD: with a Major in Bioinformatics
  • Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering
  • PhD: with a Major in Industrial Engineering
  • PhD: with a Major in Operations Research

Materials science and engineering (MSE) focuses on the design, selection, and development of materials. It is a field that deals with “stuff” - the metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites - that everything around us is made from. It looks beyond the question of what materials these devices and gadgets are made from, to what should they be made from. From there, it explores whether the  structure can be modified to alter the properties and design materials to achieve the desired performance for specific applications.

  • BS: Materials Science & Engineering
  • BS / MS: Materials Science & Engineering (5 Year)
  • Certificate Programs in Biomaterials, Composites, Nanomaterials
  • MS: Bioengineering
  • MS: Materials Science & Engineering
  • MS: Paper Science & Engineering
  • MS: Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering
  • MS: with a Major in Materials Science & Engineering
  • PhD: with a Major in Bioengineering
  • PhD: with a Major in Materials Science & Engineering
  • PhD: with a Major in Paper Science & Engineering
  • PhD: with a Major in Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering
  • PhD: Joint GT-PKU with a Major in Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, combining principles from mechanical systems, thermal systems, manufacturing, and design. Due to their creativity and multidisciplinary skill set, mechanical engineers work in virtually every industry. For example, they are critical to the transportation industry, working on everything from the development of hybrid and electric cars to autonomous cars and underwater vehicles.

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering (B.S.N.R.E.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.), an undesignated degree
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.)
  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (M.S.N.E.)
  • Master of Science in Medical Physics (M.S.M.P.)
  • Master of Science in Paper Science and Engineering (M.S.PSE)
  • Master of Science in Bioengineering (M.S.BioE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering at Georgia Tech falls under the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. NRE majors design nuclear plants; manage the disposal of nuclear waste; use radiation to diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer.

BS: Nuclear and Radiological Engineering
MS: Medical Physics
MS: Nuclear Engineering
PhD: with a Major in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering

  • CoE students can join dozens of on-campus engineering clubs and organizations.
  • The College of Engineering offers minors in a variety of academic programs. Minors are intended to encourage and officially acknowledge the attainment of a fair measure of expertise and knowledge in more than one academic field, with the goal of broadening a student's education.
  • Whether you have decided on your major or are undecided, core courses will support the program you choose. Because core courses support all majors and programs, they will help you understand your chosen specialty in the broader context of a well-rounded engineering education.