|Cameron Coates, Program Coordinator
Committed to both teaching and research, the department prepares students to meet the challenges of an increasingly technological society.
The Engineering Studies program offers course work contained in the first two years of the standard engineering curriculum at most accredited Bachelor’s degree engineering programs. After following the suggested course sequence for the Associate of Science degree at Armstrong, a student should be able to transfer to any engineering school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree in a chosen engineering field in a total of four to five years (the typical term for all engineering degrees). The programs of study have been constructed in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Southern University. If students are transferring to other institutions, they are advised to contact the schools of their choice on questions of transfer.
While there is no formal agreement that guarantees internship positions from local companies, Armstrong’s Engineering Studies program does have a strong relationship with many local companies. Therefore, students are often successful in obtaining internships at several of Savannah’s current engineering employers such as Gulfstream Aerospace, Georgia Power, Georgia-Pacific, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Such positions provide students invaluable opportunities to acquire practical experience to complement classroom work.
Regents Engineering Transfer Program (RETP)
The Regents Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) is a cooperative program between Armstrong State University, Georgia Institute of Technology (Gatech), Georgia Southern University (GSU), Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, and the University of Georgia (UGA). RETP students take the first two years of engineering course work at Armstrong and those satisfying RETP specific GPA requirements are guaranteed acceptance into a Bachelor’s in Engineering program at one of the aforementioned partner institutions. For 2016, students transferring to Georgia Tech are required to maintain a 3.0 Math/Science GPA and 3.0 overall GPA, while students transferring to any of the other three institutions are required to maintain a 2.5 Math/Science and 2.5 overall GPA. Georgia Tech’s RETP program supports Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical & Biomolecular, Civil, Environmental, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Materials Science, Mechanical, and Nuclear & Radiological engineering degrees. The other transfer institutions’ RETP program supports Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronic, Manufacturing and Civil engineering degrees.
Dual Degree Program
Through an agreement with Armstrong and the Georgia Institute of Technology, students may complete a specified three-year program of study at ASU, and then attend Georgia Tech for approximately two years. After completion of the engineering program at Georgia Tech, the student will receive two degrees, a Bachelor of Science from Armstrong in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech in Engineering. In order to transfer to Georgia Tech, dual degree students must obtain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (all attempts at all courses), a math/science GPA of at least 3.0 (all natural science courses and all Math 1501 and higher), be enrolled at Armstrong for at least 2 semesters immediately preceding transfer to GT, i.e. Fall/Spring or Spring/Summer for a Fall GT enrollment.
ProgramsMinorAssociate of Science