Students applying for engineering standing in the Fall 2024 semester and beyond are subject to major application which includes defined entrance requirements. See below for more details.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

All UGA students who plan to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Biochemical, Biological, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical and Electronics, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering are initially admitted to the College of Engineering as intended-engineering majors. Students apply for engineering standing once they meet all application eligibility requirements, typically during their second year at UGA.

Students are required to earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better in select general education and major specific coursework, or have satisfied the requirements via AP credit, as well as earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 for the three major specific courses for the student’s major (see details below). Students will submit documentation of career goals and their resume via this Application Form (coming soon), The Application Form along with the required documentation, will be submitted by the student during the semester in which they plan to successfully complete all entrance required coursework.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK

All students entering an undergraduate major in the College of Engineering must either (i) complete the following courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better, or (ii) have received AP credits for the following courses.

  • ENGL 1101, English Composition I
  • MATH 2250, Calculus I for Science and Engineering
  • MATH 2260, Calculus II for Science and Engineering
  • PHYS 1211-1211L, Principles of Physics for Scientists and Engineers – Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics, or PHYS 1251, Introductory Studio Physics for Engineers I

MAJOR SPECIFIC COURSEWORK

To be accepted into the Agricultural Engineering (B.S.A.E.), Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.), Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.), or Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)  majors, students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better:

  • ENGR 1120, Engineering Graphics and Design
  • ENGR 1140, Computational Engineering Methods
  • ENGR 2120, Engineering Statics

To be accepted into the Biochemical Engineering (B.S.Bch.E.) or Biological Engineering (B.S.B.E.) majors, students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better:

  • BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L, Principles of Biology I
  • CHEM 1212-1212D and CHEM 1212L, General Chemistry II
  • ENGR 2120, Engineering Statics

To be accepted into the Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.C.S.E.) and Electrical and Electronics Engineering (B.S.E.E.) majors, students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better:

  • CSEE 2220, Fundamentals of Logic Design
  • ECSE 1100, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  • ECSE 2170-2170L, Fundamentals of Circuit Analysis

MAJOR SPECIFIC MINIMUM GPA REQUIREMENT

In addition to earning grades of “C” (2.0) or better in the selected general education and major specific coursework, students entering into their desired major must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or greater for the major specific coursework listed above.  Students may calculate the GPA for their three major specific coursework using the GPA calculator function within Degreeworks or this GPA calculator provided by UGA’s Office of Academic Advising.

ENTRANCE APPLICATION

Students are required to complete an Application Form (link coming soon) to apply for engineering standing. Students are able to apply when the selected general and major-specific courses have been completed or are in progress.  The application includes:

  1. Applicant information such as name, 810#, email, degree major, honor’s program, advisor name, self-reported grades in select general core and major specific courses;
  2. Resume (.pdf format); and
  3. Documentation of career goals through short answer (50 words or less) response questions to address the following:
    1. What are your future career goals and aspirations?
    2. What strength(s) will help you achieve your career goals?
    3. What challenges have you faced or anticipate facing that may hinder you from achieving your career goals? Comment on how you plan to overcome these challenges.
    4. How can the college assist you in overcoming these challenges?
    5. Provide your plan for completing experiential learning and extracurricular activities outside of the classroom by time of graduation (for example – internship, co-op, research, study away, student organizations, etc.).

IMPORTANT DATES

Fall 2024
  • Application Period Open: August 20th
  • Application Period Closes: October 21st
  • Grades Posted: December 16th at noon
  • Application Decisions: December 24th
Spring 2025
  • Application Period Open: January 10th
  • Application Period Closes: March 20th
  • Grades Posted: May 12th at noon
  • Application Decisions: May 28th
Summer 2025 (Thru Term)
  • Application Period Open: June 11th
  • Application Period Closes: July 2nd
  • Grades Posted: August 4th at noon
  • Application Decisions: August 8th

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