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Accreditation

"The University of Georgia’s College of Engineering is committed to providing quality education in engineering while ensuring students have access to the many opportunities afforded students in ABET accredited programs, including scholarships, employment, and professional licensure."
Dr. Donald J. Leo, Dean, College of Engineering


Programs in the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering are accredited through ABET, a nonprofit, non-governmental agency that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 670 colleges and universities in 24 countries. 

The following University of Georgia College of Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:

Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are new programs seeking initial accreditation in AY 2017-2018.

ABET is guided by industry, government, and academic constituents. The organization's accreditation process assures University of Georgia College of Engineering programs meet the quality standards established by the various professions for which the college prepares its students.

MISSION

The College of Engineering is using an interdisciplinary approach for preparing students to engage in critical issues through careers in leardership and professional practice, and addresses the challenges facing society with collaborative research in technologies and concepts that will transform Georgia, our nation and our world.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Click the following links to learn more about the Program Educational Objectives for each degree program. These objectives relate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that UGA College of Engineering alumni should demonstrate as they move through their careers as engineers and as contributing members of society.

Student Outcomes

Students in ABET accredited engineering programs also acquire certain attributes, abilities, and skills as they progress through their degree program. Upon graduation from a UGA College of Engineering program students will have attained the following student outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • An ability to communicate effectively;
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global economic, environmental and societal context;
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning;
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • An ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollment and degree attainment

Undergraduate Enrollment 2016-2017

Degree Program First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year Total
Agricultural Engineering 7 7 15 26 55
Biochemical Engineering 46 30 34 30 140
Biological Engineering 58 55 55 82 250
Civil Engineering 49 65 65 64 243
Computer Systems Engineering 49 39 35 53 176
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 27 28 40 55 150
Environmental Engineering 37 43 25 58 163
Mechanical Engineering 141     170 152 156 619
Unspecified - Engineering 57 11 1 1 88
TOTALS     471 448 422 525 1866

  *Class rank is designated based on total credit hours at UGA.

Undergraduate Degrees Conferred 2016-2017

  • Agricultural Engineering: 10
  • Biochemical Engineering: 10
  • Biological Engineering: 41
  • Civil Engineering: 34
  • Computer Systems Engineering: 29
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering: 22
  • Environmental Engineering: 28
  • Mechanical Engineering: 57