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The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Tech. Everything is going great. What else does Tech have to offer?. Summary of Additional Opportunities. International Experiences Exchange Programs Study Abroad Programs International Program (degree designator)

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Summary of Additional Opportunities

  • International Experiences
    • Exchange Programs
    • Study Abroad Programs
    • International Program (degree designator)
  • Professional Work Experiences
    • Co-op Program (degree designator)
    • Professional Internship Program
  • Educational Experiences
    • BS/MS Program
    • Undergraduate Research
    • Minors and Certificates

International Experiences

  • Exchange Program
    • Classes are taken with students of the host university
    • Excellent foreign language skills are required
  • Study Abroad
    • Courses are taught by Georgia Tech faculty at various abroad locations
    • Summer after the freshman year is a great time to study abroad
  • International Plan (Degree Designator)
    • A program to develop global competence within the context of a student’s major
    • Second language proficiency is required
    • Requires: International Coursework, International Experience (26 weeks abroad) and Culminating Course

Study Abroad Locations

  • Summer Study Abroad
    • Georgia Tech Lorraine in Metz, France
      • 4 day class schedules to allow travel
      • Many class options available
    • China Summer Program
      • ME classes, humanities & social sciences
    • Oxford Summer Program in England
      • ME classes, humanities & social sciences
  • Junior Year Study Abroad
    • Georgia Tech Lorraine in Metz, France
      • Students can take their entire junior year abroad or just one semester

Professional Work Experiences

  • Georgia Tech Internship Program (
    • Single semester major related work experiences in a professional setting, domestic or international
    • Opportunities available during summer, fall, or spring
    • Students looking for summer internships should start now
  • Cooperative Program (
    • Multiple semester major related work experiences (with the same company each semester) in a professional setting
    • Students rotate each semester between work and school
    • Students work a minimum of 3 semesters for the same company
    • Students can apply to the program during their first semester
    • Student can begin work as early as the summer after their freshman year

Academic Experiences

  • BS/MS Program
    • Application Requirements:
      • Apply between 30 – 75 earned credit hours
      • Minimum Overall GPA of 3.5
    • Advantages:
      • Students are not required to take the GRE
      • Allows students to take 6 hours of graduate work which counts towards both BS & MS degrees
  • Undergraduate Research
    • Students can participate in research for pay or class credit
    • Class counts as ME Electives, Tech Electives or Free Electives
  • Minors and Certificates
    • Minors are 15-18 credit hours, certificates are 12 credit hours
    • Georgia Tech offers 36 minors and 60+ certificates
student organizations professional
Student OrganizationsProfessional
  • ME / NRE Organizations
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Pi Tau Sigma (ME Honor Society)
    • American Nuclear Society
    • Student Advisory Committee
    • Acoustical Society of America
  • Other Popular Organizations
    • Mars Society at Georgia Tech
    • Echo Car Challenge
    • Engineering Students Without Borders
    • Society of Women Engineers
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • National Society of Hispanic Engineers
    • Entrepreneur's Society
    • Students Organizing for Sustainability
    • Undergraduate Consulting Club
    • Many, many more….
student organizations competitive
Student OrganizationsCompetitive
  • GT Motorsports
  • GT Off Road (Mini-Baja)
  • Wreck Racing
  • Robo-Jackets
  • Solar Jackets
free academic support
Shell Tutoring Program in Mechanical Engineering

Shell oil company sponsors tutoring in most 2000/3000 level ME and COE classes.

Individual Academic Support

One-on-One Tutoring



Chemistry Help

Math Lab

Freshman Experience

Professor and TA Office Hours

Special Programs

EXCEL & PLUS programs for 1st and 2nd year students with a GPA < 2.2

Academic Assistance Workshops

Counseling Center – Offers 1 hour free workshops. Topics include:

time management, study skills, test taking, stress reduction, etc.

Success Programs On-line Workshops

Success Programs Individual Assistance

FREE Academic Support

Other Support

  • ADAPTS - Access Disabled Assistance Program for Tech Students
  • Freshman Experience – Free tutoring, Peer Leaders, etc.
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • Office of Diversity Issues and Programs – Offers workshops and training about diversity issues.
  • GT Counseling Center - Provides referrals and direct counseling services and skill-building opportunities.
  • The Wellness Center - Provides personal consultations on drug and alcohol issues.
  • Career Services – Majors fair, Career Counseling, Career Selection Workshops, etc.

Career Development Support

  • Frank K. Webb Professional Communications Program
    • Coordinated by Dr. Jeffrey Donnell, PhD English
    • Communications activities are designed to be career development activities
    • Program elements include:
      • Effective Oral Presentations
      • Clear and Effective Writing Composition
      • Creating Projects
      • Technical Writing
    • Elements included in several ME classes and labs beginning in the students sophomore year
  • Other Communications Support
    • Job letters, manuscripts for journals, proposals, graduate school applications, fellowship applications

Career Support

  • Career Services
    • Career Services Office & Website
    • CareerBuzz – Job opportunities available only to Georgia Tech students
    • Career Fair (September 12 & 13)
    • Job Search Workshops (on-going)
    • Employer Information Sessions
    • Virtual Career Fair (September 27 & 28)
    • Majors Fair (October 20)
  • Resume Services
    • Resume Blitz (1st week in Sept.)
    • Resume Workshops
    • Resume Support (Dr. Donnell)

Graduate School Support

  • Graduate School Information Sessions each semester
  • Fellowship & Funding Information Sessions in the Fall
  • Graduate School Fellowship Information
  • Advisement
    • Dr. Paul Neitzel: General graduate school information
    • Dr. Jeff Donnell: Fellowship information & essay reviews
    • Pre-Health:
    • Pre-Law:
    • Pre-Teaching:
  • ME Graduate School Web Information
georgia tech rankings
U. S. News & World Report

Undergraduate Engineering Rankings

Undergraduate ME Program: GT is 2 (up from last year)

Best Undergraduate Engineering Program (top degree is PhD): GT is tied for 4

Graduate Engineering Rankings

Graduate ME Program: GT is 6

Graduate NRE Program: GT is 8

College Rankings

Best Public Universities: GT is 7

Poll of High School Guidance Counselors: GT is 2 (public)

Poll of High School Guidance Counselors: GT is 22 (public & private)

Top Engineering & IT Universities in the World: GT is 8

Other Rankings

Corporate Recruiters Ranking for Engineering by the Wall Street Journal : GT is 1

Smart Money Magazine: GT is 4 on a list of public universities for pay-back that a college degree gives when tuition and salaries are included.

Georgia Tech Rankings
undergraduate salary data
Undergraduate Salary Data

Mechanical Engineering Spring Data

Nuclear Engineering Spring Data

important dates for parents
Sept 30:Midterm grades available (1000 & 2000 level classes)

Oct 14: Last day to drop an individual class

Oct 15-18:Fall Recess

Oct 31- Nov 18:Early Registration for Spring Semester

Dec 9:Last Day of Classes

Dec 12 - 16:Final Exams

Dec 20:Final Grades Available

Jan 4 - Jan 13:Late Registration for Spring Semester

Jan 9:Spring Classes Begin

Jan 9: Last Day to Pay Fees without a Penalty

Mar 19 - 23:Spring Break

All dates are at:

Important Dates for Parents

information for parents
Deans List

An academic standing of GOOD

No Incomplete (I) grades

At least 12 hours of course work on a letter grade basis

Academic average of 3.00 or higher

Faculty Honors

An academic standing of GOOD

No Incomplete (I) or Withdrawal (W) grades

At least 12 hours of course work on a letter grade basis

Academic average of 4.00

Students can have their hometown newspaper receive notification of Deans List or Faculty Honors. This must be requested by the student by the time that grades are posted.

Information for Parents
information for parents1
Certifications for health insurance coverage, car insurance, scholarships, etc. can be printed by the student.

Georgia Tech has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as our agent for all verifications of student enrollment.

Third parties must use the Clearinghouse.

This is a free service to students.

Forms that need to be signed for health insurance coverage, car insurance, scholarships, etc. must be taken to the registrar’s office.

The student must submit the signed document to the Registrar's Office.

Turn around time is ~2 business days.

Certifications are provided AFTER final registration closes.

Certifications are based on enrollment as of the certification print date.

Students who drop a course(s) and have less than 12 hours on his/her current schedule are not certified as FULL-TIME.

Information for Parents
information for parents2
Emergency Contact Information

Students should enter their "Emergency Contact" information on OSCAR.

This will only to be used by the Dean of Students or Campus Police in case of dire emergency.

Power of Attorney

Students traveling abroad should have a power of attorney granting or a letter signed by the student you access to their academic records.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

Georgia Tech does not release information (other than "Directory Information") to anyone without the written consent of the student.

Parents Program:



Information for Parents
internship information for parents
When should students begin their internship search?

Approximately 2 semesters before they are interested in interning.

When do companies hire interns?

One to two semesters in advance.

Students should start looking for summer internships NOW, and continue looking all through the end of Spring semester.

What resources are at GT to find internships?

Career Services - Career Services helps students find internships and full-time positions on CareerBuzz.

Professional Practice Office - This office help students with internships and co-op positions.

What semesters can students have an internship?

Internships can be during summer, fall or spring semester.

Students can register as a full time student (for health insurance purposes) while on a major related full-time internship.

Internship Information for Parents
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Internship Information for Parents
  • How should students look for internships?
    • Apply for the Internship Program and search the Professional Practice Office database, P2D2.
    • CareerBuzz: On-line database of job postings.
    • Attend company information sessions. This listing is at:
    • Attend the Georgia Tech Internship career fair in January.
    • Attend ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) meetings and network with employers.
    • Read e-mails sent from the department about internships.
    • Use sources external to Georgia Tech: