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Engineering Programs

Engineering: Regents' Engineering Pathways Program (REPP)

This is a two-year engineering transfer program that facilitates admission* to Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Southern University or Mercer University's engineering programs. Students may apply to one or more baccalaureate engineering programs after completion of curriculum requirements. Admission and curriculum requirements for 4-year programs vary by institution.

The REPP provides Columbus State students the ability to complete two to three years of engineering courses, general core classes, computer programming courses, mathematics courses from Calculus I to Calculus III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, two semesters of calculus-based Principles of Physics, and two semesters of Principles of Chemistry at Columbus State University, then transfer to a 4-year engineering program at a set of universities in Georgia to complete their engineering degrees.

Institutions & their degree offered.

Institution Degrees Offered

Georgia Institute of Technology

Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical and Biomolecular, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Materials Science, Mechanical, Nuclear and Radiological
University of Georgia Agricultural, Biochemical, Biological, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical and Electronics, Environmental, Mechanical
Kennesaw State University Apparel and Textiles, Civil, Construction, Electrical, Environmental, Manufacturing Operations, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Supply Chain Logistics, Surveying and Mapping, Systems
Georgia Southern University Civil, Construction Management, Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical
Mercer University Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Industrial Management, Technical Communication

Recommended Course Outline
Check the Engineering Studies program checklist (PDF) to see the recommended course of study for your time at CSU.

Dual degree program

Through an agreement with Columbus State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, students may complete a specified three-year program of study at CSU, and then attend Georgia Tech for approximately two years to receive two Bachelor's degrees.

Associate of Science

CSU's Associate of Science degree in Engineering Studies allows students to earn an associate degree, which can enhance their application to a 4-year engineering program as part of the Regents Engineering Pathways Program. This general-purpose degree program takes approximately two years to complete and is consistent with similar degrees offered across the University System. Students are required to take mathematics and science sequences in core areas A through E. Additional requirements include the courses Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Graphics, Computing for Engineers and any engineering courses in the 2000 sequence. A minimum of 63 credit hours are required for graduations.

Certificate in Robotics

The Robotics certificate is a seven course, twenty-one credit program open to all majors and to non-degree students. This is a stand-alone certificate that does not require a student to be enrolled in a degree program at CSU. The program is designed to instruct students on the design, construction and programming of robotic and automated systems. Obtaining a certificate in Robotics prepares students for work in robotics and exposes them to several facets of the field. The program allows for a focus on the hardware and modeling or the algorithms, all of which are the integral components of robotics.

Students pursuing the Robotics Certificate take 21 hours of Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics coursework. In many cases, courses counting towards the Robotics Certificate also count towards 2 and 4-year degree programs at CSU, including Engineering Studies, Astrophysics and Planetary Geology, Environmental Science, Geology, Earth and Space Sciences Secondary Education, Applied Computing, Cybersecurity, Games Programming, and Software Systems.

For detailed course requirements, see CSU's current catalog. For more information on the Robotics Certificate program, contact...

Dr. Lavi Zamstein, 706-507-8089,

*Participation in the Regents Engineering Pathways Program does not guarantee acceptance into any of the highly competitive, specific engineering programs at Georgia Tech or other engineering degree programs in the University System of Georgia. Students must meet REPP institution and Georgia Tech admission requirements at the time they submit their transfer application to Georgia Tech, but does not guarantee admission at Georgia Tech. To ensure that all students are given the best opportunity to present a complete picture of their qualifications, Georgia Tech uses a holistic review process: