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: 

  • BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering
  • Online MS.

Specialization Tracks:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Avionics
  • Propulsion
  • Aircraft and Spacecraft Structures
  • Flight Mechanics and Control
  • Design of Aerospace Systems

Key Research Areas:

  • Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics
  • Flight Mechanics and Controls
  • Propulsion and Combustion
  • Structural Mechanics and Materials
  • System Design and Optimization.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Propulsion & Combustion
  • Structural Mechanics & Materials Behavior
  • Systems Design and Optimization
  • Flight Mechanics & Controls
  • Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics
  • Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics

List of labs:

  • Aerospace Systems Design Lab (ASDL)
  • Center for Aerospace System Analysis (CASA)
  • University Research Engineering Technology Institute (URETI)
  • Center of Excellence in Rotorcraft Technology
  • Space Systems Design Lab (SSDL)


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:

  • BS, MS, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering 

Key Research Areas:

  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Biotechnology
  • Complex Systems
  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology.

Areas of Expertise:

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

List of Labs:

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

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:

  • BS, MS and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
  • BS, BS/MS (5 years integrated), MS and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering.

Areas of Expertise:

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

List of Labs:

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

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:

  • BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • MS in Cybersecurity
  • Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization, and Machine Learning
  • Online MS in Computer Science (OMSCS)

Specialization Tracks (for MS):

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

Areas of Expertise:

  • Robotics
  • Graphics & Visualization
  • Algorithms, Combinatorics & Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Architecture, Databases, Networking
  • Computational Science & Engineering

List of Labs:

  • Robotics and Intelligence

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:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering; integrated BS/MS (5 years)

Areas of Expertise:

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

List of Labs:

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

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:

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

Areas of Expertise: 

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

List of Labs:

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

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:

  • BS, BS/MS (5 years integrated), MS and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.

Areas of Expertise:

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

List of Labs: 

  • Electron Microscopy Center
  • Composites Education and Research Center
  • Biologically-Enabled Advanced Materials & Micro/Nanodevices (BEAM2)
  • Advanced Carbon Fiber Center
  • USCAR on Structural Cast Magnesium Development Project
  • Phosphor Technology Center of Excellence
  • Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies
  • Center for Nanostructure Characterization and Fabrication


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:

  • BS, MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS in Medical Physics

Areas of Expertise:

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

List of Labs:

  • NSF GT/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues
  • Computer-Aided Simulation of Packaging Reliability
  • Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
  • Institute Materials Council
  • MURI Multifunctional Energetic Structural Materials
  • Mechanical Properties Research Lab
  • Advanced Crane Control Laboratory


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:

  • BS, MD/PhD in Biomedical Engineering
  • MD/Ph.D. in Bioengineering
  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics

Key Research Areas:

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