Mechanical Engineering BSME/International Policy MIP(non-thesis)

This Double Dawgs program will provide students with a path toward a position in the energy industry (e.g., utilities, renewable energy, or traditional energy firms) or in government or research positions. MIP graduates enter careers in a variety of U.S. government agencies such as the Departments of State, Commerce, and/or Defense as well as the intelligence community. The program also has a strong history of placing graduates in the Department of Energy and across the National Nuclear Security Administration’s lab system (e.g., Savannah River, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Argonne, Sandia, Lawrence Livermore). Other graduates elect to enter private industry with consulting firms (e.g. Deloitte and KPMG), government contractors, think tanks, and nonprofits.

Admission to Program

Students should apply to the pathway in the spring or summer of Year 3 to begin taking graduate courses in the fall of Year 4. Pathway applicants must have a minimum 3.5 UGA GPA, minimum 60 hours completed or in progress with at least 30 hours of UGA coursework (excluding AP, IB, or transfer credit), and 9 hours of major coursework completed or in progress. Pathway applicants must also submit their CV/resume and a 2-page personal statement in which they discuss their career aspirations and goals, how they believe the MIP will support achieving those goals, and any relevant work or other experience that has informed their goals and application to the MIP.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Students admitted to the Double Dawgs program may choose up to 12 hours from any of the following graduate-level courses that will satisfy both bachelor's and master's requirements. 6 of these hours must be from the available engineering course options. Up to 12 hours may be taken prior to applying to the graduate program.

INTL 6010 (3 credit hours) Research Methods in International Policy
INTL 7007 (3 credit hours) Data Analytics and Presentation for International Policy Professionals
INTL 7008 (3 credit hours) Advanced Data Analysis for Human Security Practitioners
INTL 7010 (3 credit hours) Technical Background for WMD Non-Proliferation Policy Practitioners
MCHE 6530 (3 credit hours) Combustion and Flames
ENGR 6490 (3 credit hours) Renewable Energy Engineering
ENGR 6670 (3 credit hours) Quality Engineering
ENVE 6230 (3 credit hours) Energy in Nature, Civilization, and Engineering
ENVE 6250 (3 credit hours) Energy Systems and The Environment
ENVE 6530 (3 credit hours) Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Students should apply to the MIP graduate program in the fall of Year 4 to matriculate full-time into the MIP in the fall of Year 5. Students must submit the full graduate application, including CV/resume, personal statement, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation. GRE scores are not required for Double Dawgs pathway students.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Megan Morgan
  • Email:
  • Phone: 7063801076
  • Address: 180D Baldwin Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E.
  • Department/College: Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Crystal West
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-4170
  • Address: 1261 Driftmier Engineering Center

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: International Policy M.I.P.
  • Department/College: International Affairs

Advising Contact

  • Name: Megan Morgan
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-380-1076
  • Address: 180D Baldwin Hall