Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering (College of Engineering) takes pride in being the oldest department and hosting one of the largest aerospace programs in the country. With more than 40 tenure-track faculty and an enrollment of more than 1,300 students, the School provides the kind of breadth and depth which makes it consistently rank in the top five aerospace educators in the US. The School's undergraduate program is currently ranked 2nd and its graduate programs are ranked 4th in the US. Around 19 dedicated research facilities and labs power research at the school.

Programs Available: 

  • list items BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering
  • list items Online MS.
  • Specialization Tracks:

  • list items Aerodynamics
  • list items Avionics
  • list items Propulsion
  • list items Aircraft and Spacecraft Structures
  • list items Flight Mechanics and Control
  • list items Design of Aerospace Systems
  • Key Research Areas:

  • list items Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • list items Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics
  • list items Flight Mechanics and Controls
  • list items Propulsion and Combustion
  • list items Structural Mechanics and Materials
  • list items System Design and Optimization.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Propulsion & Combustion
  • list items Structural Mechanics & Materials Behavior
  • list items Systems Design and Optimization
  • list items Flight Mechanics & Controls
  • list items Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics
  • list items Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics
  • List of labs:

  • list items Aerospace Systems Design Lab (ASDL)
  • list items Center for Aerospace System Analysis (CASA)
  • list items University Research Engineering Technology Institute (URETI)
  • list items Center of Excellence in Rotorcraft Technology
  • list items Space Systems Design Lab (SSDL)
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    The School of Chemical Engineering (College of Engineering) is known for offering a wide range of interdisciplinary courses that provide breadth to the vision of churning out promising chemical engineers and researchers. The school has the distinction of being ranked amongst the top 10 in its field in the US (US News and World Report). The department provides 22 specialized research centers including Center for Chemical Innovation and labs for interdisciplinary research.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, MS, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering 
  • Key Research Areas:

  • list items Energy and Sustainability
  • list items Biotechnology
  • list items Complex Systems
  • list items Materials
  • list items Nanotechnology.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Drug Design, Development & Delivery
  • list items Complex Fluids & Multiphase Flow
  • list items Integrated Modeling, Process Control & Operations
  • list items Thermodynamics & Intermolecular Interactions
  • list items Polymeric Materials & High-Performance Fibers & Composites
  • list items Microelectronics, Nanotechnology & Microfluidics
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Center for Drug Design, Development, and Delivery
  • list items Specialty Separations Center
  • list items Fluid Properties Research Institute (FPRI)
  • list items Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
  • list items Interconnect Focus Center
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    Civil and Environmental

    The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the largest schools of civil engineering in the US. It is committed to providing assistance to young minds that are adamant about being innovators, problem-solvers, and leaders. 43% of women, 20% minority, 35% of international students constitute the whole student body. The student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. Around 1 in 10 alumni serve as a company founder, CEO, or as president. The department predicts a 10% job growth by 2026.

    The department was ranked 2nd and 4th in the United States for civil and environmental engineering and 2nd for graduate civil engineering and 5th for graduate environmental engineering. The school was also ranked 5th in terms of annual return on investment (in-state). It was also the 8th ranked public university in the US.  The school boasts of dedicated research facilities for sustainable systems and water resources. It also has 5 centers for research in Transportation systems.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, MS and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
  • list items BS, BS/MS (5 years integrated), MS and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Structural Engineering
  • list items Wastewater Reclamation & Reuse
  • list items Geosystems/Water Resources Engineering
  • list items Transportation Systems Engineering
  • list items Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • list items Water Resources
  • list items Construction Engineering
  • list items Water Quality & Treatment
  • list items Environmental Engineering/ Biotechnology
  • list items Mechanics & Materials
  • list items Hazardous & Solid Waste Engineering
  • List of Labs:

  • list items NSF Mid-America Earthquake Center
  • list items Georgia Transportation Institute
  • list items Institute for Sustainable Systems (ISS)
  • list items Center for Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources
  • list items Computer-Aided Structural Engineering Center
  • list items Georgia Water Resources Institute
  • list items Air Resources and Engineering Center
  • list items Center for Applied Geomaterials Research
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    Computer Science

    The School of Computer Science (College of Computing) has been at the forefront of creating modern technologies driven by the needs of a technologically integrated world. It takes pride in nurturing talent that contributes to designing, modifying, testing, and planning of upcoming devices, gadgets, and technologies.

    The 414,000 square-foot Klaus Advanced Computing Building is home to the School of Computer Science, School of Computational Science and Engineering, six research centers, and more than 20 research labs spanning multiple research groups. It also contains 70 research laboratories, six instructional labs, and five large classrooms. It has a 200-seat auditorium for events, lectures, and meetings. The KACB is a LEED gold-certified environment-friendly building.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • list items MS in Cybersecurity
  • list items Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization, and Machine Learning
  • list items Online MS in Computer Science (OMSCS)
  • Specialization Tracks (for MS):

  • list items Computational Perception and Robotics
  • list items Computer Graphics
  • list items Computing Systems
  • list items High-Performance Computing
  • list items Human-Computer Interaction
  • list items Interactive Intelligence
  • list items Machine Learning
  • list items Modeling and Simulations
  • list items Scientific Computing
  • list items Social Computing
  • list items Visual Analytics.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Robotics
  • list items Graphics & Visualization
  • list items Algorithms, Combinatorics & Optimization
  • list items Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • list items Architecture, Databases, Networking
  • list items Computational Science & Engineering
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Robotics and Intelligence
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    Electrical / Electronics

    The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a pioneer in the field of research in electrical and computer systems. The spirit of getting it done defines the school, its faculty, and its researchers. The department consists of 11 technical interest areas, 300+ student organizations, more than 80 study abroad programs, and 19 Georgia Tech research centers.

    The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech is the largest of its kind in the US and is a leader in both academics and research. The ECE department boasts of a global network of more than 29,000 ECE alumni. There are 18 research centers and more than 5 dozen dedicated research laboratories.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS in Electrical Engineering; integrated BS/MS (5 years)
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items MEMS
  • list items Computer Engineering
  • list items Computer Networks & Internetworking
  • list items Embedded Systems & Software
  • list items Distributed Systems & Software
  • list items Electronic Design
  • list items Electromagnetics, Electronic Design
  • list items VLSI Design
  • list items Microelectronics, Optics and Photonics
  • list items Systems & Controls, and Telecommunications
  • list items Digital Signal Processing
  • list items Electric Power
  • list items Design Tools, Test & Verification
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Center for Research on Embedded Systems and Technology
  • list items Georgia Electronic Design Center
  • list items National Electric Energy Testing, Research and Applications
  • list items NSF/ERC Packaging Research Center
  • list items Center for GTL-CRNS Telecom (CGCT)
  • list items Center for Compound Semiconductors
  • list items University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education
  • list items Center for Signal and Image Processing
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    Industrial and Systems Engineering

    The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech aims at bringing the best out of designs, materials, information, energy, and people. Its researchers and students strive to make the whole better than the sum of its parts. The school boasts of a world-class faculty with research interests relevant to the current challenges in the field.  

    Available Programs:

  • list items BS in Industrial Engineering
  • list items MS in Industrial Engineering
  • list items Supply Chain Engineering
  • list items Analytics, Analytics Online, Operations Research
  • list items Statistics
  • list items Health Systems
  • list items Quantitative & Computational Finance
  • list items Computational Science and Engineering
  • list items International Logistics and Ph.D. in Algorithms
  • list items Combinatorics & Optimization
  • list items Bioinformatics
  • list items Computational Science and Engineering
  • list items Industrial Engineering
  • list items Operations Research
  • list items Machine Learning
  • Areas of Expertise: 

  • list items Engineering Statistics, Health Systems
  • list items Human Integrated Systems, Logistics, Manufacturing
  • list items Applied Discrete Mathematics, Statistics
  • list items Optimization, Stochastic Processes & Applied Probability
  • list items Security & Efficiency in Transportation
  • list items Economic Decision Analysis, Logistics
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Center for Applied Probability
  • list items The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute
  • list items Center for Board Assembly Research
  • list items Statistics Center
  • list items Modeling and Simulation Research and Education Center
  • list items NSF/UCRC Center for Health Organization Transformation
  • list items Manufacturing Research Center
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    Material Science

    The School of Materials Science and Engineering aims at understanding and analyzing materials so that they can be used in the most innovative manner. The range of materials focused on by the school for study range from semiconductors and nanomaterials to ceramics and biomaterials. Equally wide is the range of courses offered in each program that enhance employability and skill base of the students.

    Materials Science and Engineering is the only discipline that contains the combination of “science” and “engineering” in its name. The undergraduate and graduate MSE programs are ranked among the top ten materials programs (top five public). Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech is one of the largest materials programs in terms of faculty count.  The school has state-of-the-art lab equipment for each research area and around 17 on-campus research centers.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, BS/MS (5 years integrated), MS and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Surface & X-Ray Analysis
  • list items Electronic Materials, Ferroelectric & Magnetic Materials
  • list items Bio-materials, Structural Materials
  • list items Electronic/Technical Ceramic Materials
  • list items Nanotechnology, Polymer Process Simulation
  • list items Materials Synthesis & Processing
  • List of Labs: 

  • list items Electron Microscopy Center
  • list items Composites Education and Research Center
  • list items Biologically-Enabled Advanced Materials & Micro/Nanodevices (BEAM2)
  • list items Advanced Carbon Fiber Center
  • list items USCAR on Structural Cast Magnesium Development Project
  • list items Phosphor Technology Center of Excellence
  • list items Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies
  • list items Center for Nanostructure Characterization and Fabrication
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    The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering is known to produce Mechanical Engineers that can be employed in the widest set of industries, thanks to its faculty that is involved in research on contemporary themes.

    It has updated the courses according to the latest industry needs and research challenges in a wide array of sub-disciplines of Mechanical Engineering. Hands-on research experience makes it one of the best ME schools in the US.  More than 2 dozen in-house laboratories and centers propel research at the school.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering
  • list items MS in Medical Physics
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items MEMS
  • list items Computer-Aided Engineering & Design
  • list items Medical Physics
  • list items Acoustics & Dynamics, Automation & Mechatronics
  • list items Development of Fusion Power
  • list items Tribology
  • list items Radiation Imagine & Therapy
  • list items Fission
  • list items Criticality Studies of Nuclear Materials
  • list items Heat Transfer, Combustion & Energy Systems
  • list items Thermal Hydraulics of Nuclear Power
  • list items Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials
  • List of Labs:

  • list items NSF GT/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues
  • list items Computer-Aided Simulation of Packaging Reliability
  • list items Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
  • list items Institute Materials Council
  • list items MURI Multifunctional Energetic Structural Materials
  • list items Mechanical Properties Research Lab
  • list items Advanced Crane Control Laboratory
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    The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering) is an example of public-private partnership in education and research.

    The department aims at creating affordable solutions for major health problems like cancer and immune system disorders, besides creating technology that expands the reach of health sector to the far corners of the world where it is most needed. The school boasts of one of the highest numbers of specialized on-campus laboratories and research centers in Biomedical sciences anywhere in the US.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, MD/PhD in Biomedical Engineering
  • list items MD/Ph.D. in Bioengineering
  • list items Ph.D. in Bioinformatics
  • Key Research Areas:

  • list items Biomaterials and Regenerative Technologies
  • list items Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation
  • list items Biomedical Informatics and Systems Modeling
  • list items Biomedical Robotics
  • list items Cancer Technologies
  • list items Cardiovascular Engineering
  • list items Immunoengineering
  • list items Neuroengineering.