Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the College of Engineering, the newest and fastest growing college at the University of Georgia.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive engineering program that takes advantage of all the strengths of a Top 20, public, land-grant research university. The mission of our college is simple: to educate students to be leaders in their profession, discover new knowledge, and translate those discoveries into useful technologies that serve our state, the nation and the world. We do this by fulfilling the land-grant heritage of the flagship university of the State of Georgia, which is “ teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things…."

Engineering is not a new discipline at the University of Georgia. The first engineering students graduated from UGA in 1868. Recognizing the need to provide new opportunities for the citizens of Georgia and beyond, the Board of Regents established the College of Engineering July 1, 2012. Very quickly, we have evolved into a vibrant, recognized educational and research program with more than 2,000 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and almost 70 faculty members. The college offers eight undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees, five Masters of Science degrees and two Doctor of Philosophy degrees

We are distinctive in the programs that we offer and the educational environment that we are creating. Our faculty members are the heart of our college, and they have garnered a number of awards that attest to the quality of their teaching, research, and service. We pride ourselves in the ‘small college’ feel while being a part of the largest university in Georgia—our students know the faculty and work cooperatively with one another as they advance their academic endeavors. And, we take advantage of our place in a liberal arts educational environment by offering students numerous opportunities for professional growth and leadership, undergraduate and graduate research programs, and service to the university and Athens community.

If you’re a prospective or current student, please visit the academic and undergraduate/graduate pages of this website for further information on how the College of Engineering can better serve your educational endeavors. If you’re an industry sponsor or outreach partner, you can view our capabilities on our research, public service and outreach, and development pages. And if you’re a friend, alumni, parent or prospective employee, you’ll discover valuable information that will tell you how you can get involved in the College of Engineering story.

I take great pride in being a part of this story, and I look forward to sharing it with you. As always, we appreciate your support as we endeavor “ teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things….”

Best Regards,

Dr. Donald J. Leo