- Seek, learn, and apply new and emerging information, computer, and biological technologies to solve emerging complex problems.
- Synthesize knowledge across disciplines from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and engineering in order to understand the societal impacts of decisions.
- Apply scientific and engineering methods to solve biological engineering problems and evaluate existing practices.
- Contribute effectively to teams.
- Pursue additional professional development toward life-long learning.
The basic engineering curriculum is comprised of:
- A general education component that provides an understanding and appreciation of the basic sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts;
- A mathematics component that provides quantitative skills needed to measure, estimate, model and simulate;
- An engineering science component that provides skills needed to integrate scientific knowledge with engineering applications; and
- An engineering design component that provides knowledge of the systematic process for creating new devices, systems, and structures for human use.
The basic engineering curriculum concludes with a major senior project that integrates the breadth of the curriculum and requires the student to design a useful product under the constraints typical of private practice.
The fundamental philosophy of Engineering at UGA is to expose students to topics from several engineering disciplines before they select their upper division course work. This design gives the students an appreciation of the many career paths take by professional engineers and produces graduates who are qualified to take advantage of employment opportunities related to civil, mechanical, electrical, biomedical, environmental, biochemical, agricultural and process engineering. By focusing on the fundamentals of engineering as well as the natural sciences and humanities, the UGA graduate is well prepared for the engineering profession, a global job market and a wide range of careers.
This approach to an engineering education is enhanced by the nature of the department responsible for UGA’s engineering instruction program. This department is comprised of a faculty with expertise in over 12 engineering disciplines including aeronautical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer systems engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering and mechanical engineering. Engineering students also have opportunities to participate in innovative interdisciplinary research programs through the University’s Institute of the Faculty of Engineering.
The goals of one of the Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering are to provide a fundamental understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering and to apply this understanding to design devices and processes related to biosystems. Graduates have an excellent understanding of the complementary aspects of biology and engineering and work as professionals capable of implementing new ideas and technologies in complex biologically based industries. This degree program allows students to choose from three engineering areas of emphasis: biomedical, biochemical and environmental.