Engineering Arts

Associate Professor David Bowman, Program Coordinator

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Engineering Arts Program
Georgetown College
400 East College Street
Georgetown, KY 40324


Special arrangements have been made by which an undergraduate student may attend Georgetown College for three years and the University of Kentucky for two years and receive degrees from both the institutions. After completing the requirements of both institutions, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Engineering Arts from Georgetown College and one of the following degrees from the University of Kentucky: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Material, or Mining Engineering.

In all cases Dual Degree students must:

  1. Have a minimum of ninety-six semester hours credited at Georgetown College.
  2. Satisfy the NEXUS program requirement.
  3. Satisfy the Georgetown College Foundations and Core requirements.
  4. Take at Georgetown College those courses specified from the list(s) below that correspond to the degree sought at the University of Kentucky. (Note that some of the Georgetown College Foundations and Core requirements will be satisfied by courses on these lists. The courses on these lists are chosen to satisfy requirements at the University of Kentucky.)
  5. Have your final Georgetown College transcript sent to the University of Kentucky (this is part of the application process to the University of Kentucky Engineering Program which effectively treats Georgetown College students as transfer students).
  6. Pass the comprehensive exam. The chemical engineering comprehensive is in math, chemistry, and physics. All other engineering comprehensives are in math and physics.
  7. Complete the chosen degree at the University of Kentucky.
  8. Have your final University of Kentucky transcript sent back to Georgetown College’s registrar’s office and apply for Georgetown College graduation.

Students matriculating to the University of Kentucky are automatically admitted to pre-engineering but will need to be admitted for engineering standing in an engineering department. The conditions for being admitted to an engineering department vary from department to department and are continually changing. The student should see an advisor involved with the engineering program for details.

Students planning to finish at the University of Kentucky must take the following courses at Georgetown College to complete the Engineering Arts major. Students must complete all courses listed in the first group and those courses listed in one of the subgroups below corresponding to the desired UK degree.

University of Kentucky College of Engineering (All)

COMM 115 Speech (U.K. requires 3 hours, but all engineering majors except EE, ME, and Materials Engineering have a 1 hour component in required courses. Note: U.K. has a 1 hour speech course.)

CSC 115 Computer Science I 3 hours
MAT 125, 225, 325 Calculus I, II, and III 9 hours
MAT 345 Differential Equations 3 hours
PHY 211 and 212 College Physics I and II 8 hours
PHY 241 Engineering Physics 3 hours
CHE 111 and 112 General Chemistry I and II 7 hours


University of Kentucky Agricultural Engineering

PHY 313 Thermal Physics 3 hours
PHY 317 Statics 3 hours
PHY 319 Dynamics 3 hours

University of Kentucky Chemical Engineering

CHE 113 Chemical Measurements Lab 1 hour
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I 4 hours
CHE 331 Physical Chemistry I 4 hours
PHY 317 Statics 3 hours

University of Kentucky Civil Engineering

CHE 113 Chemical Measurements Lab 1 hour
PHY 313 Thermal Physics 3 hours
PHY 317 Statics 3 hours
PHY 319 Dynamics 3 hours
Upper Level Math Elective 3 hours

University of Kentucky Electrical Engineering

CHE 113 Chemical Measurements Lab 1 hour
PHY 313 Thermal Physics 3 hours
PHY 317 Statics 3 hours
PHY 319 Dynamics 3 hours


University of Kentucky Mechanical Engineering

CHE 113 Chemical Measurements Lab 1 hour
PHY 313 Thermal Physics 3 hours
PHY 317 Statics 3 hours
PHY 319 Dynamics 3 hours
Upper Level Math Elective 3 hours

Depending upon the particular engineering program chosen by the student at the University of Kentucky, there will sometimes be additional courses needed in order that the student can be accepted for Engineering Standing in the department chosen by the student. As of this writing that would include CME 200 in Chemical Engineering and EE 221, EE 222, and EE 280 in Electrical Engineering. There may also be certain engineering courses that are pre-requisites to more advanced engineering courses the student may wish to take. To assure a timely progression in the student’s chosen program, the student may wish to take some of these courses during the summer.

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General Information

  • Bachelor’s degree provides wide range of career opportunities in industry, business, and government.
  • Graduate degrees offer more opportunities for career advancement.
  • Bachelor’s degree is good background for pursuing technical graduate degrees as well as professional degrees in Business Administration, Medicine or Law.
  • Related work experience obtained through co-op, internships, part-time or summer jobs, or regular employment is extremely beneficial.
  • Develop computer expertise within field.
  • Engineers need to think in scientific and mathematical terms, have ability to study data, sort out important facts, solve problems, and be logical thinkers. Creativity is useful.
  • Other helpful traits include intellectual curiosity, technical aptitude, perseverance, ability to communicate and work well with others, a commitment to teamwork, and a basic understanding of the economic and environmental context in which engineering is practiced.
  • Develop excellent verbal and written communications skills including presentation and technical report writing.
  • All states and the District of Columbia require registration of engineers whose work may affect the life, health, or safety of the public.
  • Professional or technical societies confer certification in some areas.
  • Join related professional organizations.
  • Most fields offer overseas opportunities with businesses or government agencies.
  • Because of rapid changes in most engineering fields, both continued education and keeping abreast of new developments are very important.
  • Most states require an EIT (Engineer-In-Training) test before taking a state examination to become a Professional Engineer (PE).
  • Search the Internet for additional information about individual disciplines.

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