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Georgia Tech ranks number 9 out of the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2013.
Startups
In FY'2014, 9 start-ups were licensed involving researchers in the College of Engineering.

Georgia Tech Engineering

Who We Are

The Georgia Tech College of Engineering is creating tomorrow's leaders in engineering, science and technology. It offers internationally renowned programs in the heart of Atlanta, giving students opportunities for research and real-world experience, and its focus on innovation gives graduates an edge. The College awards more engineering degrees to women and underrepresented minorities than any other institution in the United States, and as part of a public university, it remains an excellent value for an elite engineering education.

Much has changed over the years at Georgia Tech, but our goal has remained the same- to engineer a better future.

  • Learn how we are changing the engineering classroom and creating new design spaces for students to explore, design, and create.
  • Expanding the boundaries of knowledge, advancing and creating new information and technology, transferring technology to industry, and positively impacting the the state, nation, and world.
  • Learn more about applying to the College, scheduling a visit, and majoring in engineering.
  • Turn your ideas into reality through design competitions, startup classes and more.
  • The Center for Engineering Education and Diversity strives to maintain Georgia Tech’s reputation as a diversity leader by being a hub of information for prospective students, current students, industry, and the community at large.
  • The WIE program draws top female students to engineering and celebrates their achievements in college and beyond.

College of Engineering Schools

Providing the foundation for advancement in the key areas of energy, infrastructure, healthcare, and security

  • Aerospace Engineering

    Aerospace Engineering

    Georgia Tech’s Aerospace Engineering program is one of the top-ranked public aerospace degree programs in the country. Whether you desire to build and fly all types of aircraft or dream of going into space, the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech’s focus on problem solving will propel you into a rewarding career with the best aerospace firms and government research labs.

    School Facts

    • More than 800 undergraduate and 500 graduate students
    • 40 academic faculty members
    • $32M in annual funded research expenditures
    • #2 undergraduate program and #5 graduate program according to U.S. News & World Report
    The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the oldest – and largest – educational programs of its kind in the country.
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    Aerospace Engineering

    Georgia Tech’s Aerospace Engineering program is one of the top-ranked public aerospace degree programs in the country. Whether you desire to build and fly all types of aircraft or dream of going into space, the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech’s focus on problem solving will propel you into a rewarding career with the best aerospace firms and government research labs.

    School Facts

    • More than 800 undergraduate and 500 graduate students
    • 40 academic faculty members
    • $32M in annual funded research expenditures
    • #2 undergraduate program and #5 graduate program according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Biomedical Engineering

    Biomedical Engineering

    This interdisciplinary field integrates the knowledge bases of engineering and the life sciences to support the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Biomedical engineers often serve as integrators in multidisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and healthcare professionals in the medical device and biotechnology industries as well as government regulatory agencies. Our program challenges students with practical, hands-on problem-solving and design experiences throughout the curriculum.

    School Facts

    • Graduate program is ranked #2 in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.
    • The Coulter Department hosts two NIH Centers of Excellence in Nanomedicine.
    • Approximately three-fourths of BME undergraduates elect to take part in laboratory research during their time in the program.
    • Home to the only research center in the United States dedicated exclusively to Pediatric Nanomedicine.
    The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University is a joint department, equally part of the Emory School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering communities.
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    Biomedical Engineering

    This interdisciplinary field integrates the knowledge bases of engineering and the life sciences to support the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Biomedical engineers often serve as integrators in multidisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and healthcare professionals in the medical device and biotechnology industries as well as government regulatory agencies. Our program challenges students with practical, hands-on problem-solving and design experiences throughout the curriculum.

    School Facts

    • Graduate program is ranked #2 in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.
    • The Coulter Department hosts two NIH Centers of Excellence in Nanomedicine.
    • Approximately three-fourths of BME undergraduates elect to take part in laboratory research during their time in the program.
    • Home to the only research center in the United States dedicated exclusively to Pediatric Nanomedicine.
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Chemists discover and create new compounds, but it’s chemical engineers who turn them into products that people need and use. Chemical and biomolecular engineers are developing frontier technologies in drug design and delivery, biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternate energy resources, and environmentally neutral manufacturing. In these fields and many others, chemical engineers provide the intellectual capital that powers today’s global enterprises.

    School Facts

    • One of the largest faculties of any chemical engineering program nationwide.
    • More than 900 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students.
    • Established in 1901, the school is one of the oldest and most diverse programs at Georgia Tech.
    With some of the most eminent minds and access to the biggest and best laboratories, ChBE@GT is known for producing a high volume of innovative research that addresses some of the biggest problems facing mankind today.
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    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Chemists discover and create new compounds, but it’s chemical engineers who turn them into products that people need and use. Chemical and biomolecular engineers are developing frontier technologies in drug design and delivery, biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternate energy resources, and environmentally neutral manufacturing. In these fields and many others, chemical engineers provide the intellectual capital that powers today’s global enterprises.

    School Facts

    • One of the largest faculties of any chemical engineering program nationwide.
    • More than 900 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students.
    • Established in 1901, the school is one of the oldest and most diverse programs at Georgia Tech.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is ranked as one of the nation’s best programs for preparing the next generation of people who will invent the technologies of the future and create solutions to challenges we haven’t even imagined yet. And studying with us also provides a foundation to pursue careers beyond engineering, like law, medicine, business and management. Established in 1898, we’re now among the largest civil and environmental engineering programs in the country.

    School Facts

    • 45% of the students in environmental engineering are women.
    • Both civil and environmental undergraduate programs are ranked in the top three in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
    • CEE has 54 tenure-track faculty members who are leading experts in their respective disciplines.
    The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is consistently ranked as one of the nation's most prominent programs of its kind in both graduate and undergraduate education.
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    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is ranked as one of the nation’s best programs for preparing the next generation of people who will invent the technologies of the future and create solutions to challenges we haven’t even imagined yet. And studying with us also provides a foundation to pursue careers beyond engineering, like law, medicine, business and management. Established in 1898, we’re now among the largest civil and environmental engineering programs in the country.

    School Facts

    • 45% of the students in environmental engineering are women.
    • Both civil and environmental undergraduate programs are ranked in the top three in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
    • CEE has 54 tenure-track faculty members who are leading experts in their respective disciplines.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Electrical  and computer engineering play central roles in the development of new products and technologies. Electrical engineering is at the core of just about every technology, which is why electrical engineers’ agile solutions to real-world problems and flexible skill sets are always in high demand. Our students advance the modern world by harnessing the power of electricity to build devices and systems, from nanoscale computer chips to multinational communications systems. Computer engineering spans across the disciplines of electrical engineering and computer science and involves designing, programming, and evaluating computer systems to continually improve performance and speed. Computers play an essential role in everyday life, from the computer system that controls a car’s digital displays to the tablet that we use to download our music, books, and games. 

    School Facts

    • Largest producer of electrical and computer engineers in the United States.
    • All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top seven of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
    • More than 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research and education.
    • ECE faculty members acquired more than $51,000,000 in research grants and contracts in the last fiscal year.
    Georgia Tech has one of the top ECE programs in the country, with graduates who are recruited to work in almost every industry including aerospace, biomedical, energy, robotics, manufacturing, automotive, and computing.
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    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Electrical  and computer engineering play central roles in the development of new products and technologies. Electrical engineering is at the core of just about every technology, which is why electrical engineers’ agile solutions to real-world problems and flexible skill sets are always in high demand. Our students advance the modern world by harnessing the power of electricity to build devices and systems, from nanoscale computer chips to multinational communications systems. Computer engineering spans across the disciplines of electrical engineering and computer science and involves designing, programming, and evaluating computer systems to continually improve performance and speed. Computers play an essential role in everyday life, from the computer system that controls a car’s digital displays to the tablet that we use to download our music, books, and games. 

    School Facts

    • Largest producer of electrical and computer engineers in the United States.
    • All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top seven of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
    • More than 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research and education.
    • ECE faculty members acquired more than $51,000,000 in research grants and contracts in the last fiscal year.
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering

    Industrial & Systems Engineering

    Industrial engineers are intellectually curious problem solvers.They design and improve systems that use people, machines, information, materials, and energy to make and deliver a product or provide a service. They improve system performance by solving problems where outcomes are influenced by complicated and uncertain interactions. If you are thinking about a career as an industrial engineer, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) is a natural choice to begin your career path.

    School Facts

    • Number 1 undergraduate program for the last 19 years and Number 1 graduate program for the last 24 years according to U.S. News & World Report.
    • Largest Industrial Engineering program in the country.
    • Average starting salary with a B.S. degree (spring 2014): $63,500.
    Industrial engineers are constantly looking for ways to make things work better and more efficiently. The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering is the top-ranked and largest such program in the nation.
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    Industrial & Systems Engineering

    Industrial engineers are intellectually curious problem solvers.They design and improve systems that use people, machines, information, materials, and energy to make and deliver a product or provide a service. They improve system performance by solving problems where outcomes are influenced by complicated and uncertain interactions. If you are thinking about a career as an industrial engineer, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) is a natural choice to begin your career path.

    School Facts

    • Number 1 undergraduate program for the last 19 years and Number 1 graduate program for the last 24 years according to U.S. News & World Report.
    • Largest Industrial Engineering program in the country.
    • Average starting salary with a B.S. degree (spring 2014): $63,500.
  • Materials Science and Engineering

    Materials Science and Engineering

    Materials science and engineering (MSE) focuses on the design, selection, and development of materials. It is a field that deals with “stuff” - the metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites - that everything around us is made from. It looks beyond the question of what materials these devices and gadgets are made from, to what should they be made from. From there, it explores whether the  structure can be modified to alter the properties and design materials to achieve the desired performance for specific applications.

    School Facts

    • MSE has the highest average combined SAT scores in engineering at Georgia Tech.
    • MSE has small classes which gives you personal instruction and direct interaction with faculty. No T.A’s teach our classes.
    • Undergraduate program ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
    One of the largest materials programs in the country in terms of faculty numbers and diverse research expertise focusing on all classes and forms of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, fibers, composites, nanostructures, and bio-enabled/biomimetic materials.
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    Materials Science and Engineering

    Materials science and engineering (MSE) focuses on the design, selection, and development of materials. It is a field that deals with “stuff” - the metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites - that everything around us is made from. It looks beyond the question of what materials these devices and gadgets are made from, to what should they be made from. From there, it explores whether the  structure can be modified to alter the properties and design materials to achieve the desired performance for specific applications.

    School Facts

    • MSE has the highest average combined SAT scores in engineering at Georgia Tech.
    • MSE has small classes which gives you personal instruction and direct interaction with faculty. No T.A’s teach our classes.
    • Undergraduate program ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, combining principles from mechanical systems, thermal systems, manufacturing, and design. Due to their creativity and multidisciplinary skill set, mechanical engineers work in virtually every industry. For example, they are critical to the transportation industry, working on everything from the development of hybrid and electric cars to autonomous cars and underwater vehicles.

    School Facts

    • ME undergraduate program ranks 3rd in the nation and the graduate program ranks 5th according to U.S.News & World Report.
    • We have 96 full-time, tenure-track faculty in 12 research areas.
    • The School is the oldest department at Georgia Tech; classes began in October 1888.
    • Nuclear and Radiological Engineering is part of ME and the NRE graduate program is ranked 8th in the country.
    Mechanical engineers are the foundation of today’s technological world. Mechanical engineering, the first degree program at Tech, is consistently ranked among the top ten in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
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    Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, combining principles from mechanical systems, thermal systems, manufacturing, and design. Due to their creativity and multidisciplinary skill set, mechanical engineers work in virtually every industry. For example, they are critical to the transportation industry, working on everything from the development of hybrid and electric cars to autonomous cars and underwater vehicles.

    School Facts

    • ME undergraduate program ranks 3rd in the nation and the graduate program ranks 5th according to U.S.News & World Report.
    • We have 96 full-time, tenure-track faculty in 12 research areas.
    • The School is the oldest department at Georgia Tech; classes began in October 1888.
    • Nuclear and Radiological Engineering is part of ME and the NRE graduate program is ranked 8th in the country.