Explore Engineering

Why become an Engineer?

Perhaps you’ve dreamed of building robots and machines that help the disabled with their daily needs? Eco-friendly and “earthquake proof” skyscraper? Building cars and spacecraft that run on alternative fuels? Designing taller, faster roller coasters? Developing artificial organs or creating special effects for movies? The Dual Degree program gives Emory undergraduates the opportunity to study in one of our liberal arts programs before continuing on to Georgia Tech to tackle one of the problems listed above, or something entirely different. Students can complete a major in any subject offered by Emory College while completing the required pre-requisites for one of the programs offered through Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech offers the following Engineering programs for Dual Degree students.

  1. Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  2. Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  3. Chemical Engineering (ChE)
  4. Civil Engineering (CE)
  5. Computer Engineering (CmpE)
  6. Electrical Engineering (EE)
  7. Environmental Engineering (EnvE)
  8. Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE)
  9. Material Sciences and Engineering (MSE)
  10. Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  11. Nuclear Engineering (NRE)

For more information about the degrees listed above, please visit: https://coe.gatech.edu/

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Sloan Career Cornerstone series, cover all the basics of exploring engineering in a concise, easy to follow format.

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm
http://www.careercornerstone.org/eng/eng.htm

Also see the NSF REU site to see engineering "research" opportunities. Since there is really no difference between engineering research and engineering work, REU programs are as good as an internship - and carry the clout of an NSF-funded program:http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm

A first year student may want to consider an REU program for the summer. These are great alternatives to internships. Here's the complete list: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp. Two that focus on Biomedical Engineering are listed in New York (at RPI and RIT).

For biomedical engineering preparation, there are two resources that will give you an overview of the field:
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/biomedical-engineers.htm

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/biomedical-engineers.htm
(Be sure to review the "Similar Occupations" to see the one-off career options.)

http://www.careercornerstone.org/bioeng/bioeng.htm
(Be sure to check out the additional resources provided at the bottom of the page.)

Many masters programs will admit students without an undergraduate engineering degree; however, a strong math foundation is essential.

Call the Emory Career Center (404-727-6211) and request an appointment to meet with the Director, Dr. Paul Fowler, who is also the engineering advisor. Remember to request to be added to the weekly email newsletter - and to the list of eligible students to attend the GA Tech spring Internship Fair. Dr. Fowler can also review a few other sources for potential internships or research opportunities

The Emory Career Center
Emory University
200 Dowman Drive
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30322
www.emory.edu/career