Woodruff School Undergraduate Degree Program

Welcome to the Undergraduate Program at the Woodruff School. The Woodruff School is the home of the School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics. We graduate exceptional engineers for a demanding profession, and to do so, we provide enhanced facilities and laboratories to create the best learning environment for outstanding faculty and students. In this period of rapid technology change, the Woodruff School produces engineers who are vital to our future.

Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The BS in Mechanical Engineering at the Woodruff School offers an interdisciplinary experience with optional concentrations in; Automation and Robotics, Automotive Engineering, Design, Manufacturing, Mechanics of Materials, Micro & Nano Engineering, Nuclear Energy, Thermal, Fluid and Energy Systems. The BSME  has 3 optional degree designators; the co-operative plan, international plan, and research option.

NOTE: Undergraduate students from both majors can participate in any combination of undergraduate research, study abroad, work abroad, internships, co-operative work assignments and the BS/MS program.

Bachelors of Science in Nuclear & Radiological Engineering

Nuclear and radiological engineers are concerned with the production and application of nuclear energy, the protection from radiation and the applications of radiation in medicine and industry. The BS in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering has one optional degree designator; the co-operative plan.

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering

The faculty of the Woodruff School strives to continuously improve our undergraduate programs in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear and Radiological Engineering. The educational objectives reflect the needs, and have been reviewed by, among others, the Advisory Board, the faculty, and the students:

  • Our graduates will be recognized leaders in ME–related fields or other career paths, including industry, academe, government, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Our graduates will be global collaborators, leading and participating in culturally diverse teams, fostering inclusive environments, and acting ethically to discover and apply new knowledge and engineering practices.
  • Our graduates will continue to grow professionally and will strive to acquire new skills and new knowledge throughout their careers.
  • Our graduates will be entrepreneurially minded innovators who have a positive economic, social, and environmental impact on their communities, the nation, and society as a whole.

Undergraduate Program in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering

These objectives reflect the needs of our constituencies and have been reviewed and validated by our constituents:

  • NRE graduates will positively contribute to nuclear and radiological engineering and related fields.

  • NRE graduates will conduct themselves with the highest professional and ethical principles that include considerations of public health, safety and the environment.
  • NRE graduates will engage in life long learning through graduate and continuing education, professional development activities, or other career opportunities.

Undergraduate Student Outcomes

Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering & Nuclear and Radiological Engineering

Upon graduation with a BSME or BSNRE degree, the students will have obtained:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors 
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives 
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions 
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program

Interested and current students can find detailed program information by clicking the link below.

Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Undergraduate Program

Interested and current students can find detailed program information by clicking the link below.

Questions ? Contact Us

ME Office of Student Services
Office Hours: 8 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday
Location: MRDC room 3112
Email: information@me.gatech.edu
Phone:  404-894-3204
Fax: 404-385-4545