College of Science & Technology
Department of Engineering
Victor Hall 210
The Engineering Studies Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University provides several unique opportunities for engineering students. Through the program, students build a solid foundation in humanities, mathematics, sciences and engineering. Learning takes place in a friendly, small college environment where students can obtain individual help from and maintain close contact with professors outside of classes. Students completing the Armstrong Atlantic Engineering Transfer Program have been very successful transferring to various engineering schools, which include Georgia Tech, Auburn, Clemson, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the University of Florida, Georgia Southern University, Mercer University, North Carolina State and the University of South Carolina.
The Regents' Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) is an articulated program between Georgia Tech and Armstrong. In this program, students complete their first two years of engineering coursework at Armstrong, and those who successfully complete the program and who meet the GPA transfer requirements are admitted to Georgia Tech as juniors. RETP students can complete bachelor of science degrees in aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear and radiological, or polymer and fiber engineering at Georgia Tech's Atlanta campus. Learn more about the RETP program and curriculum.
Guidelines for admission to the RETP program fall under two categories. Freshmen admission requires the student to meet a minimum SAT score of 1090 (combined verbal and mathematics sections) including a minimum 440 verbal score and 560 mathematics score, and a high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students who are not eligible for freshman admission may start as pre-engineering majors and formally enter the programs as sophomores provided they complete the freshman year course requirements with a Regents' grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Any student admitted or eligible for admission to Georgia Tech can also enter Armstrong Atlantic as an RETP student. Learn more about admission to the RETP program.
The Georgia Southern Engineering Transfer (GSET) program is an articulated program between Georgia Southern University (GSU) and Armstrong Atlantic State University. In this program, students complete their first two years of engineering coursework while earning their Associates of Science degree. Those who successfully complete the GSET program and also meet the GPA transfer requirements (2.5 on a 4.0 scale) are admitted into the engineering program at GSU as juniors. GSET students are then able to complete their Bachelor of Science degrees in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering at Georgia Southern University.
Engineers apply science and mathematics to solve everyday problems and improve how we live our day-to-day lives. Starting salaries for entry level engineers are among the highest of college graduates holding a bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree in engineering is usually required to become a licensed professional engineer. Some engineer career options are civil, computer, electrical and mechanical.
Civil engineers plan, design, construct, and operate the infrastructure of our society. They design, build, and maintain bridges, roads, airports, water systems and waste systems. Civil engineers also work to protect against natural hazards such as: earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. Civil engineers work in areas such as: transportation, construction, geotechnics and water and environmental systems.
Computer engineers combine theories from computer science and electrical engineering to develop microchip technology, design and improve computing devices, accessories, and electronic hardware and develop software systems. Computer engineers work in areas such as: telecommunications, medicine, computer hardware, microelectronics, embedded systems and software engineering.
Electrical engineers design, develop and improve products and technologies for electronics, power generation, machinery controls, navigation systems and telecommunications. Electrical engineers work in areas such as: analog electronics, systems and controls, digital signal processing, optics, power generation, electromagnetics and communications.
Mechanical engineers conceive, construct, test, and operate mechanical, thermal and biological devices. They design and develop manufacturing systems, robots, automobiles, aircraft and medical equipment. Mechanical engineers work in areas such as: bioengineering, materials, manufacturing, robotics and microelectromechanical systems.
The cooperative education program offers students the opportunity to gain practical, on-the-job training with both local and national engineering firms while pursuing their engineering education. Cooperative education students usually alternate periods of course enrollment with periods of employment that allows them to reinforce classroom study with industry experience while earning wages.
The Armstrong Atlantic Engineering Society encourages students to form networks and develop friendships while expanding their knowledge of engineering. It is an opportunity for engineering students to be involved in community outreach projects as well as become more aware of the various opportunities in engineering that Savannah has to offer. We encourage our students to join professional societies related to their engineering discipline.