Dr. Barry Hojjatie, Coordinator
Room 2023, Nevins Hall
Engineering is the application of mathematical and scientific principles, technological tools, and practical experience to the solution of real-world problems. The Engineering Studies Program at Valdosta State University is part of the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences. The program offers an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in engineering that is primarily intended to be a transfer degree although it may provide employment opportunities for some students upon graduation (click here to see degree requirements). The courses offered at VSU from engineering, the sciences, mathematics, computer science, the humanities, and the social sciences provide a strong and intensive curriculum that effectively covers at least two years of work for a wide variety of engineering fields. Through the Regents’ Engineering Pathway Program (REPP) students can transfer to universities with Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in engineering programs in Georgia (Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Southern, or Mercer University) or any other engineering school outside Georgia to take remaining course work required for a B.S. degree in engineering.
The Regents’ Engineering Pathway Program (REPP) covers course work through the first two years in major tracks such as aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering. Students who desire to enter one of these programs should consult the engineering studies coordinator as early as possible to understand the requirements of the program and to develop an acceptable program of study.
Students in the Engineering Studies Program may be able to gain related work experience through the VSU Co-op Program. Such experience may prove valuable in terms of career exploration, acquisition of new skills, and career development. In most cases, the Co-op work contract can be continued without interruption after a student transfers to a four-year engineering school. Students seeking more information should contact the Coordinator of Engineering Studies or the Office of Career Opportunities.
Recommended Courses for the Regents’ Engineering Pathway Program
Engineering students are required to meet the Core Curriculum of the Georgia Institute of Technology by taking MATH 2261 in Mathematics and Quantitative Skills, MATH 2262 and an approved lab science sequence in Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences, and CS 1010 in Institutional Priority.
Code | Title | Hours |
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Core Communication in Writing | ||
ENGL 1101 | Composition I | 3 |
or ENGL 1101H | Honors Composition I | |
ENGL 1102 | Composition II | 3 |
or ENGL 1102H | Honors Composition II | |
Core Mathematics and Quantitative Skills | ||
MATH 2261 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus I | 4 |
Core Institutional Priority | ||
CS 1010 | Algorithmic Problem Solving | 3 |
MATH 2261 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus I ^{2} | 4 |
Core Arts, Humanities, and Ethics | ||
See course requirements for Arts, Humanities, and Ethics in the VSU Core IMPACTS curriculum | 6 | |
Core Technology, Mathematics, and Science | ||
Select eight hours from the following: | 8 | |
Principles of Biology I and Principles of Biology Laboratory I | ||
Principles of Chemistry I and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I | ||
Principles of Chemistry II and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II | ||
Principles of Physical Geology | ||
Principles of Physics I | ||
Principles of Physics II | ||
MATH 2262 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus II ^{3} | 4 |
Core Social Sciences | ||
See course requirements for Social Sciences in the VSU Core IMPACTS curriculum | 12 | |
Core Field of Study | ||
PHYS 2211K | Principles of Physics I | 4 |
Lab Science Sequence ^{4} | 0-8 | |
ENGR 2010 | Introduction to Engineering | 3 |
MATH 2262 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus II ^{5} | 4 |
MATH 2263 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus III | 4 |
MATH 3340 | Ordinary Differential Equations | 3 |
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1 hour counts in Institutional Priority
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3 hours count in Mathematics and Quantitative Skills
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1 hour counts in Social Sciences
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if not taken in Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences
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3 hours count in Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences
The engineering studies curriculum for each track is shown below:
Valdosta State University Engineering Studies Curriculum for Transfer to the Georgia Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering
First Year | |||
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Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 1113 | 3 | MATH 2261 | 4 |
CHEM 1211 & 1211L | 4 | CS 1010 | 3 |
ENGR 2010 | 3 | ENGR 2500 | 3 |
ENGL 1101 | 3 | ENGL 1102 | 3 |
POLS 1101 | 3 | HIST 2111 or 2112 | 3 |
16 | 16 | ||
Second Year | |||
Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 2262 | 4 | MATH 2263 | 4 |
PHYS 2211K | 4 | PHYS 2212K | 4 |
CS 1301 | 4 | ENGR 2200 | 3 |
Select one of the following: | 3 | BIOL 1107 & 1107L | 4 |
ENGL 2111 | 3 | ||
ENGL 2112 | 3 | ||
ENGL 2113 | 3 | ||
15 | 15 | ||
Third Year | |||
Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 3340 | 3 | MATH 2150 | 3 |
ENGR 3210 | 3 | ENGR 3220 | 3 |
Arts, Humanities, and Ethics^{6} | 3 | ECON 2105 or 2106 | 3 |
GEOL 1121K | 4 | Arts, Humanities, and Ethics^{6} | 3 |
KSPE 2000 | 2 | Social Sciences | 3 |
15 | 15 | ||
Total Hours: 92 |
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COMM 1100 and ENGL 3020: recommended but not required
ECON 2105 or ECON 2106 is acceptable for the economics requirement.
Other supported courses: CS 1302, MATH 3600.
Valdosta State University Engineering Studies Curriculum for Transfer to the Georgia Institute of Technology in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
First Year | |||
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Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 1113 | 3 | MATH 2261 | 4 |
CHEM 1211 & 1211L | 4 | CS 1010 | 3 |
ENGR 2010 | 3 | Arts, Humanities, and Ethics^{7} | 3 |
ENGL 1101 | 3 | ENGL 1102 | 3 |
POLS 1101 | 3 | HIST 2111 or 2112 | 3 |
16 | 16 | ||
Second Year | |||
Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 2262 | 4 | MATH 2263 | 4 |
PHYS 2211K | 4 | PHYS 2212K | 4 |
CS 1301 | 4 | ENGR 2310 | 4 |
Select one of the following: | 3 | Arts, Humanities, and Ethics^{7} | 3 |
ENGL 2111 | 3 | ||
ENGL 2112 | 3 | ||
ENGL 2113 | 3 | ||
15 | 15 | ||
Third Year | |||
Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 3340 | 3 | MATH 2150 | 3 |
ENGR 3320 | 3 | ENGR 2200^{7} | 3 |
CS 1302 | 4 | Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences^{8} | 3 |
ECON 2105 or 2106 | 3 | ENGR 2320 | 3 |
Social Sciences | 3 | KSPE 2000 | 2 |
16 | 14 | ||
Total Hours: 92 |
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ENGR 2500, COMM 1100, ENGR 2200: recommended but not required.
ECON 2105 or ECON 2106 is acceptable for the economics requirement.
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Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences can be satisfied by BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L, CHEM 1212, or GEOL 1121K.
Valdosta State University Engineering Studies Curriculum for Transfer to the Georgia Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering
First Year | |||
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Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 1113 | 3 | MATH 2261 | 4 |
Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences^{9} | 4 | CS 1010 | 3 |
ENGR 2010 | 3 | ENGR 2500^{10} | 3 |
ENGL 1101 | 3 | ENGL 1102 | 3 |
POLS 1101 | 3 | HIST 2111 or 2112 | 3 |
16 | 16 | ||
Second Year | |||
Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 2262 | 4 | MATH 2263 | 4 |
PHYS 2211K | 4 | PHYS 2212K | 4 |
CS 1301 | 4 | CS 1302 | 4 |
Select one of the following: | 3 | Social Sciences^{9} | 3 |
ENGL 2111 | 3 | ||
ENGL 2112 | 3 | ||
ENGL 2113 | 3 | ||
15 | 15 | ||
Third Year | |||
Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences^{10} | 4 | MATH 2150 | 3 |
PSYC 1101 | 3 | ENGR 2200 | 3 |
ECON 2105 | 3 | ECON 2106 | 3 |
MATH 3600 | 3 | ENGL 3020 | 3 |
KSPE 2000 | 2 | ||
15 | 12 | ||
Total Hours: 89 |
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Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences can be satisfied by two of these courses: CHEM 1211/CHEM 1211L, CHEM 1212/CHEM 1212L, BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L, and GEOL 1121K.
Valdosta State University Engineering Studies Curriculum for Transfer to the Georgia Institute of Technology in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
First Year | |||
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Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 1113 | 3 | MATH 2261 | 4 |
CHEM 1211 & 1211L | 4 | CS 1010 | 3 |
ENGR 2010 | 3 | ENGR 2500 | 3 |
ENGL 1101 | 3 | ENGL 1102 | 3 |
POLS 1101 | 3 | HIST 2111 or 2112 | 3 |
16 | 16 | ||
Second Year | |||
Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 2262 | 4 | MATH 2263 | 4 |
PHYS 2211K | 4 | PHYS 2212K | 4 |
CS 1301 | 4 | ENGR 2200 | 3 |
Select one of the following: | 3 | Arts, Humanities, and Ethics^{11} | 3 |
ENGL 2111 | 3 | ||
ENGL 2112 | 3 | ||
ENGL 2113 | 3 | ||
24 | 14 | ||
Third Year | |||
Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |
MATH 3340 | 3 | MATH 2150 | 3 |
ENGR 3210 | 3 | ENGR 3220 | 3 |
Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences^{12} | 4 | ECON 2105 or 2106 | 3 |
Social Sciences | 3 | ENGL 3020 | 3 |
KSPE 2000 | 2 | ||
15 | 12 | ||
Total Hours: 97 |
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COMM 1100, ENGL 3020: recommended but not required.
ECON 2105 or ECON 2106 is acceptable for the economics requirement.
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Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences can be satisfied by BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L, CHEM 1212/CHEM 1212L, or GEOL 1121K
Recommended Courses for Regular Transfer to the University of Georgia
All Majors (agricultural engineering, biological engineering): Students should follow the recommended courses for Regents’ Engineering Transfer Program, Mechanical Engineering.
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Degree Program offers a student the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Valdosta State University and, in addition, a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology within a total time period of approximately five years. Three-fourths of the Valdosta State University degree requirements are completed before transfer to the Georgia Institute of Technology (nominally three years), while the remaining Valdosta State University degree requirements and the remaining engineering degree requirements are completed at the Georgia Institute of Technology (nominally two years). The bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University may be awarded when the student has satisfied the degree requirements.
The major selected at Valdosta State University should be one that can easily incorporate the mathematics and science courses required in the first two years of the engineering field the student plans to enter, i.e., applied mathematics, computer science, physics, or chemistry. Other majors make the five-year time period unfeasible. The second degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology may be selected from any of the fields of engineering.
Recommended Courses for the Dual-Degree Program
Major: See course requirements for VSU major. Students must complete at least 90 hours at VSU before transferring. The remaining 30 (or fewer) hours required for the VSU degree must be engineering courses (ENGR) taken at either VSU or Georgia Tech. All ENGR courses from Georgia Tech will be accepted as transfer credit by VSU. Below is a sample program for the Dual Degree in Physics and Engineering.
Code | Title | Hours |
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Core IMPACTS (See VSU Core Curriculum) | 42 | |
Physics/Engineering Dual degree majors are required to take MATH 2261 in Mathematics and Quantitative Skills and MATH 2262 in Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences. They are advised to take PHYS 2211K and PHYS 2212K in Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences. | ||
Core Field of Study | 18 | |
MATH 2261 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (1 hour left over from Mathematics and Quantitative Skills) | 1 |
MATH 2262 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (1 hour left over from Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences) | 1 |
MATH 2263 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus III | 4 |
CS 1301 | Principles of Programming I | 4 |
PHYS 2211K & PHYS 2212K | Principles of Physics I and Principles of Physics II (if not taken in Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences) | 0-8 |
Lab courses, if PHYS 2211K and PHYS 2212K are taken in Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences | 0-8 | |
Senior College Curriculum | 60 | |
ENGR 2010 | Introduction to Engineering | 3 |
Required Courses in Physics | 24 | |
PHYS 2700 | Modern Physics | 1 |
Advanced Lab Courses | 8 | |
Select two of the following | ||
Electronics | ||
Optics | ||
Mathematical Methods of Physics | ||
Experimental Physics | ||
Upper Level Lecture Courses | 15 | |
Select five of the following: | ||
Mathematical Methods of Physics | ||
Theoretical Mechanics I | ||
Theoretical Mechanics II | ||
Electromagnetism I | ||
Electromagnetism II | ||
Plasma Physics | ||
Thermodynamics | ||
Quantum Mechanics I | ||
Quantum Mechanics II | ||
Other Supporting Courses | 6 | |
Introduction to Linear Algebra | ||
Ordinary Differential Equations | ||
Engineering Courses | 30 | |
0-30 hours may be taken at engineering school | ||
Up to 13 hours may be taken from the following: | ||
Introduction to Engineering | ||
Statics | ||
Introduction to Signal Processing | ||
Introduction to Computer Engineering | ||
Engineering Graphics for Design | ||
Dynamics | ||
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies | ||
Circuit Analysis | ||
Statics | ||
Introduction to Signal Processing | ||
Engineering Graphics for Design | ||
Dynamics | ||
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies | ||
Circuit Analysis | ||
Introduction to Linear Algebra | ||
Ordinary Differential Equations | ||
Total Hours Required for the Degree | 120 |
See the Dual Degree Coordinator for additional requirements that must be satisfied before transferring.
Supporting Courses/Electives: Students take the following courses as they fit into the major requirements at VSU and the engineering requirements at Georgia Tech: ENGR 201, ENGR 2200, ENGR 2310, ENGR 2500, ENGR 3210, ENGR 3220, ENGR 3320, MATH 2150, MATH 3340.
ENGR 1010. Technological Problem Solving. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: MATH 1111 or higher. Development of the features and principles of problem solving techniques based on a variety of fundamental models for general application, such as physical component, sketching, graphical, and mathematical models. Emphasis is placed on solving problems of a technological nature.
ENGR 2001. Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1211. A treatment of structures, properties, processing, and performance of engineering materials and their relationships. The course introduces the molecular and microstructural basis for electrical, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties of engineering materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, and composites.
ENGR 2010. Introduction to Engineering. 3 Hours.
Introduction to engineering and engineering technology disciplines that form the basis for a variety of career opportunities; engineering design as creative problem solving; lessons from design failures; professionalism and ethics; and problem solving using industry standard software.
ENGR 2200. Statics. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2211K. Elements of statics in two and three dimensions; forces and moments; particles, objects, and structures in equilibrium; centroids; distributed forces and beams; friction.
ENGR 2310. Introduction to Signal Processing. 4 Hours.
Prerequisites: CS 1301 and MATH 2262. Introduction to signal processing for discrete-time and continuous-time signals. Filtering, frequency response, Fourier Transform, Z Transform. Laboratory emphasizes computer-based signal processing.
ENGR 2320. Introduction to Computer Engineering. 3 Hours.
Prerequisites: CS 1301 and MATH 2262. Computer system and digital design principles; architectural concepts, software, Boolean algebra, number systems, combinational datapath elements, sequential logic, and storage elements; design of DRAM control and I/O bus.
ENGR 2500. Engineering Graphics for Design. 3 Hours.
An introduction to engineering design and three-dimensional visualization, geometric construction, graphical projection and sketching, descriptive geometry, and computer graphics.
ENGR 3210. Dynamics. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2211K with a grade of "C" or better. Kinematics and kinetics of particles; kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in plane motion; kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in three-dimensional motion.
ENGR 3220. Mechanics of Deformable Bodies. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: ENGR 2200. Definition and analysis of strain and stress, applications to axially loaded elements, torsion of circular shafts and bending of beams, introduction to simple plasticity and column stability.
ENGR 3320. Circuit Analysis. 3 Hours.
Prerequisites: ENGR 2310 and PHYS 2212. Corequisite: MATH 3340. Introduction to the basic concepts of DC and AC circuit theory and analysis.
ENGR 4310. Thermodynamics. 3 Hours.
Also offered as PHYS 4310. Prerequisites: PHYS 2212K with a grade of "C" or better. Pre- or Co-requisite: MATH 2263. Basic principles of classical thermodynamics, which includes open and closed systems for both steady and transient processes.
ENGR 4800. Engineering Internship. 3-9 Hours.
Prerequisite: MATH 2261, Co-requisite: PHYS 2211K, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and permission of the internship coordinator. Graded "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory". Active participation in supervised research or applied engineering project. Credit hours are determined by the engineering internship coordinator and are based on the project. A daily log of activities, a report on work done and experience gained or a research paper related to the project performed are required.
ENGR 4950. Directed Study in Engineering. 1-3 Hours.
Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of advisor, instructor, and Department Head. Study in an area or subject not normally found in established courses offered by the department; may also allow student to explore in more depth an area or subject covered by the pre-engineering program. Up to maximum of 3 hours.