University of Georgia College of Engineering

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University of Georgia
College of Engineering
Type Public
Established 2012
Dean Donald J. Leo
Undergraduates 1807
Postgraduates 107
Location Athens, Georgia, U.S.

The University of Georgia College of Engineering is a college within the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia. The college offers 15 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in agricultural engineering, biochemical engineering, biological engineering, civil engineering, computer systems engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, environmental engineering and mechanical engineering, since its formation in 2012, the UGA College of Engineering has experienced significant growth in enrollment and research expenditures. In 2017, the college's research portfolio expanded to include three new institutes: the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems, the Engineering Education Transformations Institute, and the Georgia Informatics Institutes for Research and Education; in addition, the college plays a key role in the New Materials Institute, a cross-disciplinary research center founded in 2016 that focuses on the challenges of design and disposal of new products and materials.


UGA offered the state's first engineering courses in the 1840s and conferred the state’s first engineering degrees in 1868. Due to the Great Depression, however, most engineering programs with the exception of Agricultural Engineering were moved to Georgia Tech.

In the summer of 2012, the College of Engineering was established to consolidate several engineering programs housed in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering as well as the Institute of the Faculty of Engineering, this marked the return of a comprehensive engineering program to UGA. The College of Engineering restructured itself into three schools in 2016.

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Student organizations include branches of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society, Engineers Without Borders, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Automative Engineers, Society of Environmental Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Theta Tau.


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