Engineering Dual-Degree Program

In Coordination with the School of Engineering 
at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Background Information

The Dual Degree Program is designed to ease the transition from the high school experience to the demanding schedule of an engineering school which is dedicated to the technical aspects of the engineering profession. Students who attend GSW benefit from the broad education of a liberal arts school while obtaining the tools necessary in their choice of an engineering field.

The Dual Degree Program at GSW generally consists of three years of coursework at GSW and approximately two years of coursework at Georgia Tech. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive a B.S. degree from GSW in Mathematics or a specific science (such as Chemistry or Biology) and a B.S. degree from Georgia Tech in a specific engineering discipline. Engineering B.S. degrees earned at Georgia Tech by GSW students include:

  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

While at GSW, the specific curriculum of each student is designed by the Dual Degree Program advisor. This curriculum will take into account the student's individual background and selected engineering discipline. A typical schedule results in students attending Georgia Southwestern State University for three years and then, upon acceptance, going on to the Georgia Institute of Technology to complete the particular requirements of the desired engineering field.

Class Schedules

Course work information 
The program involves a number of different engineering disciplines, each of which has its own requirement. 
There is however a set of core courses that is common to all of these individual engineering fields. 
The table below contains some of the links pertinent to the program at GSW:

Engineering Field

Home Institution at Georgia Tech

Degree Requirements

Aerospace Engineering

School of Aerospace Engineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University School of Medicine

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

BS IN CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

Civil and Environmental Engineering

 School of Civil & Environment Engineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Computer Engineering

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Electrical Engineering

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Industrial Engineering

School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Material Science

School of Material Science and Engineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERIN

Nuclear Engineering

 Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs in the George W. Woodruff School at Georgia Tech

BS IN NUCLEAR AND RADIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

Classes in math and physics that are required for all engineering programs at Georgia Tech include,
and taken while at GSW include: 
Calculus I(1120), II(2221), III(2222); 
Discrete Systems I (2223), Diff Eq (3313); 
Scientific Computation (3320); 
Principles of Physics I(2211), II(2212);
Computer Science I(1301)

Other classes generally required for most engineering degrees, in conjunction with the 
Dual GSW degree (such as Math, Chemistry, Biology, etc.) include: 
Discrete Systems II (2224), 
Computer Science II (1302), 
Signal Processing (2025)

More details about the how classes taught at GSW apply to the first two years at Georgia Tech can be found here :

After that things split up for the various specialties.
The following are classes offered at GSW which are relevant 
for the listed engineering fields at Georgia Tech:

GSW Class

Engineering Subfield

Signal Processing

Computer Engineering

 

Electrical Engineering

Circuits & Electronics

Aerospace Engineering

 

Chemical Engineering

 

Computer Engineering

 

Electrical Engineering

 

Material Science Engineering

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering

Thermodynamics

Aerospace Engineering

 

Chemical Engineering

 

Material Science Engineering

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering

 

Textile & Fiber Engineering

Modern Physics

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering

These classes are taught at GSW on a rotating basis, and your Dual Degree advisor will schedule these with you. You will meet with your GSW Dual Degree advisor at least once each semester to review your progress. GSW curricula sheets are available from your GSW advisor, and these are specific to your chosen engineering subdiscipline.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Svilen Kostov, Asst. Prof. Physics
skostov@gsw.edu
(229) 931-2321

Dept. of Geology and Physics 
Georgia Southwestern State University 
Americus, GA 31709

Tel. 229-931-2353
Fax: 229-931-2770