Academics

Certificate in Engineering Science

The undergraduate certificate program in Engineering Science is designed for (1) undergraduates who wish to have an exposure to an engineering education while gaining a fundamental understanding of the engineering sciences, and (2) undergraduates planning to pursue graduate study in engineering. This certificate program is open to all UGA majors and is especially attractive to students majoring in chemistry, mathematics, management information science, environmental health science, biology, cell biology, ecology, biochemistry, etc. The certificate program serves these students as documentation of their educational achievement in engineering science.

Educational Goal

The goal of the program is to develop undergraduate scholars with a theoretical and practical understanding of the engineering systems.
Students successfully completing the requirements for this certificate are expected to have:

  • a fundamental understanding of the applications of the conservation of momentum, the conservation of energy and the conservation of mass to engineering programs
  • a fundamental understanding of engineering systems
  • the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue graduate study in the engineering sciences
  • the necessary background to continue lifelong learning in marine engineering

More Information:

Dr. Sid Thompson (sidt@engr.uga.edu)
Director for Undergraduate Programs
College of Engineering
(706) 542-0873

Program Requirements

The undergraduate certificate program in Engineering Science requires at least 18 semester hours of course work in engineering. A student must complete core engineering courses in Engineering Statics, Electrical Circuits, and Fluid Mechanics. The remaining engineering courses that the student must complete come from the following specialization tracks: electrical/electronic systems, mechanical systems, structural systems, biomedical, biochemical, environmental, process operations e and natural resource management.

The program is open to all UGA undergraduates, regardless of major, that meet the admissions requirements. In order for a student to be admitted to the program, the student must have an overall GPA of 2.70 or greater and a GPA of 2.5 or greater in MATH 2250, MATH 2260, (PHYS 1211/1211L or 1311/1311L) and (PHYS 1212/1212L or 1312/1312L) with no grade lower than a “C” in any of these classes.

Required Core Courses (9 hours)

ENGR 2120: Engineering Statics (civil and mechanical engineering)
ENGR 2170: Electrical Circuits (electrical engineering)
ENGR 3160: Fluid Mechanics (mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering)

Elective Courses:

Choose One Track (9 hours) from the Following. Each student must choose an engineering specialization track from the following list. Recommended courses for each track are listed below. The student’s certificate advisor may approve modifications to the recommended courses.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering
ENGR 3270: Electronics I
ENGR 4230: Sensors and Transducers
ENGR 4240: Introduction to Microcontrollers

Mechanical Engineering
ENGR 2130: Dynamics
ENGR 2140: Strength of Materials
ENGR 3330: Mechanism Design I

Structural Engineering
ENGR 2140: Strength of Materials
ENGR 3610: Structural Design
ENGR4660 Sustainable Building Design

Environmental Engineering
ENGR 3410: Introduction to Natural Resource Engineering
ENGR 3440: Hydraulics of Closed Conduit Flow
ENGR 4440: Environmental Engineering Unit Operations

Natural Resources Engineering
ENGR 3410: Introduction to Natural Resource Engineering
ENGR 3440: Hydraulics of Closed Conduit Flow
ENGR4410 Open Channel Hydraulics

Biomedical Engineering
ENGR2140 Strength of Materials
ENGR 3720: Engineering Physiology
ENGR 4740: Biomaterials

Biochemical Engineering
ENGR3140 Thermodynamics
ENGR 3520: Mass Transport and Rate Phenomena
ENGR4520 Design of Biochemical Separation Processes

Engineering Decision Making
ENGR 2100 Principles of Systems Engineering
ENGR 4210: Linear Systems
ENGR4220 Feedback Control Systems