What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Clarkston, Dunwoody

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Engineering Pathway, A.S.

Phone: 678-891-3722

What Is Engineering?

Engineering is the creative application of scientific principles to the design, development, construction or operation of structures, machines, apparatus, manufacturing processes or works, using them singly or in combination. Engineering also entails forecasting their behavior under specific operating conditions.

Why Study Engineering?

Engineering transforms scientific discoveries into products that improve the way the world works and make our lives safer, healthier and more productive. Engineering is an attractive career option for those who enjoy building or repairing items or designing new products, games or tools. Industry demand is high, with job prospects in branches of engineering continuing to grow. Civil, environmental, biomedical and software specialties are leading the pack. An additional draw is reflected in surveys that consistently indicate engineers enjoy high levels of job satisfaction.

Perimeter College provides a strong foundation for students wanting to pursue engineering and the college’s Regents Engineering Transfer Program paves the way for its students to continue their studies at respected universities.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

Engineering Pathway, A.S.

Phone: 678-891-3722

What Is Engineering?

Engineering is the creative application of scientific principles to the design, development, construction or operation of structures, machines, apparatus, manufacturing processes or works, using them singly or in combination. Engineering also entails forecasting their behavior under specific operating conditions.

Why Study Engineering?

Engineering transforms scientific discoveries into products that improve the way the world works and make our lives safer, healthier and more productive. Engineering is an attractive career option for those who enjoy building or repairing items or designing new products, games or tools. Industry demand is high, with job prospects in branches of engineering continuing to grow. Civil, environmental, biomedical and software specialties are leading the pack. An additional draw is reflected in surveys that consistently indicate engineers enjoy high levels of job satisfaction.

Perimeter College provides a strong foundation for students wanting to pursue engineering and the college’s Regents Engineering Transfer Program paves the way for its students to continue their studies at respected universities.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Clarkston, Dunwoody

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisors about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Careers

Engineering is a versatile career choice. Engineers are trained to design products for manufacturing, plan and supervise building construction, build power plants for electricity production and determine the environmental impact of products and systems. They improve quality of life by strengthening health care, food safety and financial systems operation. Mechanical engineers design products, the machinery to manufacture those products, plants in which the products are made and systems that ensure the quality of the products. Construction engineers design, plan and supervise the construction of buildings, highways and all forms of transportation. Electrical engineers design and build power plants that produce electricity and create millions of electricity-dependent products. Environmental safety engineers determine the impact of products and systems on the environment. Other engineering fields include: aerospace, agricultural, architectural, automotive, chemical, civil, computers and gaming, industrial, marine and naval, materials, nuclear, product packaging, robotics and more. Engineering career opportunities can be found in a variety of industries:

    ·       Aerospace
    ·       Agriculture
    ·       Architecture
    ·       Automotive
    ·       Chemical
    ·       Computer-aided design/drafting/gaming
    ·       Construction
    ·       Defense systems
    ·       Energy
    ·       Environmental safety
    ·       Inventions and patents
    ·       Logistics
    ·       Machine designs
    ·       Medicine
    ·       Plant designs
    ·       Power generation
    ·       Research and development
    ·       Robotics
    ·       Transportation

For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

9040 Engineering Pathway

Associate of Science, Pathway – Engineering

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42)

Recommendations

 

Area A:

  • Required course: MATH 2211 Calculus of One Variable I (4) (an extra hour carries over to Area F)

Area D:

  • Required courses: MATH 2212 Calculus of One Variable II (4) (an extra hour carries over to Area F)
  • Recommended courses:
    • PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I (3) and PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics I Lab (1)
    • PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II (3) and PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics II Lab (1)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)

  1. Carry over from Areas A and D (2):
    • Students who take four-hour mathematics courses in both Areas A and D carry two hours over to Area F.
  2. Required Courses (12)
    • ENGR 1603 Introduction to Engineering (3)
    • ENGR 1211 Engineering Graphics and Design I (3)
    • ENGR 1212 Engineering Graphics and Design II (3)
    • ENGR 2605 Statics (3)
  3. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I (3) and CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1)
    • CSC 1301 Principles of Computer Science I (4)
    • ENGR 1671 Computing Fundamentals for Engineers (3)
    • ENGR 2040 Electric Circuit Analysis (3)
    • ENGR 2606 Dynamics (3)
    • MATH 2215 Multivariate Calculus (4)
    • MATH 2641 Linear Algebra (3)
    • MATH 2652 Ordinary Differential Equations (4)
    • PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I (3) and PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics I Lab (1)
    • PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II (3) and PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics II Lab (1)
  • Principles of Physics I and II and Principles of Chemistry I are strongly recommended in Area D or Area F. PHYS 2211/PHYS 2211L is a prerequisite for ENGR 2605.
  • All separate lecture and lab course combinations (e.g., BIOL 2107 and BIOL 2107L; CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211K) are commonly offered as a combined course at the Georgia State University Atlanta campus (e.g., BIOL 2107K; CHEM 1211K. The combined (K) courses and separate lecture and lab (L) courses cover the same subject matter and are considered equivalent courses.

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Activities at Clubs and Initiatives

Multiple clubs, events and initiatives are available to Engineering students. Activities include:

  • CLACEC A Cardboard Boat Regatta coordinated by the Clarkston (Campus) Computing and Engineering Club.
  • Dunwoody Engineering Club (Raspberry Pi and Arduino and Circuit Soldering Presentation Party).
  • Construction of a Zonodome by STREAM Initiative.

Perimeter College also offers the Regents’ Engineering Pathways initiative to ease engineering students’ entry into bachelor’s programs.

The University System of Georgia’s Regents’ Engineering Pathways (REP) program was originally established in 1986 as the Regents Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) to expand the availability of engineering education opportunities at a select number of USG institutions. The program later expanded to all USG institutions.

In its current structure, students complete two or more years of engineering pathway courses at participating University System of Georgia institutions and then transfer to Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University or the University of Georgia to complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

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Contacts

Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

Dr. Cynthia Lester
Department Chair of Computer Science and Engineering
678-891-2850
clester6@gsu.edu

Vertilee Henry
Administrative Support
vhenry2@gsu.edu
678-891-2850

Clarkston Campus

Donna Brouillette
Associate Chair
678-891-3710
dbrouillette@gsu.edu

Dr. Anant Honkan
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
ahonkan@gsu.edu

Sahithya Reddivari
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
sreddivari@gsu.edu

Taylor Shapero
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
tshapero@gsu.edu

Dunwoody Campus

Betty Benardo
Associate Chair
770-274-5310
bbenardo@gsu.edu

Lei Gu
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
lgu2@gsu.edu

Dongjin Kim
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
dkim112@gsu.edu

The information shared here is intended to provide an overview of Georgia State University’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more please refer to the university catalogs.