A New Milestone in KSU Engineering
Home to the second-largest engineering college in Georgia, Kennesaw State is ushering in a new chapter this week as we celebrate bringing two more high-demand engineering degree programs into the fold.
Today, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved two new programs for the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology – a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering and a Master of Science in Intelligent Robotic Systems – both of which will be offered starting in Fall 2021.
These programs will bolster our ever-growing research portfolio, as students will work alongside our top faculty researchers as we continue toward our mission of becoming the nation’s premier R2 research institution.
They also signal our commitment to meet the needs of the engineering industry within Georgia and beyond. Currently, the need for engineering talent in Georgia outpaces that of the nation. Fortunately, with more than 5,000 engineering students, KSU has built a reputation of producing the largest percentage of engineering graduates who remain in Georgia to work in the profession.
Furthermore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that engineering jobs are expected to grow by 8 percent by 2026, creating more opportunity than ever for our talented graduates.
I applaud the efforts of our faculty to develop these programs and look forward to further cementing our status as the institution where Georgia’s engineers are built.