The College of Engineering Program at the University of Georgia offers academic degrees within a liberal arts environment. Our faculty’s groundbreaking research ranges from virtual reality eye exams to sustainable and innovative waste management practices. There are many opportunities for our students to conduct novel research while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Engineers with degrees from multidisciplinary programs at large state universities will be in great demand as we set about the task of reconfiguring our nation’s transportation and energy infrastructure. Sustainable design elements play a role not just in bridges and buildings but everything from clean water and agricultural distribution systems to carbon pricing regimes. These overlapping areas will require adaptable expertise that is defined by the greater familiarity with complex systems and critical thinking that comes from a challenging academic environment. Our graduates are prepared to tackle some of these complicated issues of the 21st century.
The opportunities UGA has built for its students is changing engineering education, a development for which we are creating new stewards each year. You have accessibility to national ranked research libraries. UGA is tied for 21st among national public research universities according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 ‘Best Colleges’ edition. Kiplinger’s Magazine ranks UGA 4th in its 2008 list of the ’100 Best Values in Public Colleges’. UGA students annually receive some of the most prestigious scholarships awarded to American undergraduates. And, nearly 30 percent of UGA undergraduates are involved in some form of international education each year. UGA ranks 5th among the top 20 research universities in the number of students studying abroad.
The profile of a UGA engineer is woven with is woven with strands of technical excellence in science, mathematics, analysis and synthesis; innovative curiosity for creative adaptation from learning, unlearning and relearning; and humanistic consciousness grounded in humanities, arts and social sciences.