Agricultural Engineering BSAE(Natural Resources Engineering)/Agricultural Engineering MS(non-thesis)

The completion of a M.S. in Agricultural Engineering (non-thesis) enables the student to gain in-depth expertise through their coursework and master’s project. This gives students a competitive edge in seeking a public or private sector position and adds experience years for industry employment. Earning an M.S. has been shown to significantly improve starting salary and most importantly, total earning potential over the length of a career verses a B.S. alone.

Admission to Program

Students will be allowed to apply to the Double Dawg dual-degree program during the Fall and Spring Semester of their Junior Year in Engineering.

To be considered for the dual degree pathway the student must submit a UGA graduate application form and meet the following requirements:

1) Have an overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
2) Have completed all the necessary prerequisites for their respective undergraduate degree programs required to enroll in Capstone Design I (AENG 4910, CVLE 4910, ENVE 4910 or MCHE 4910) during Fall Semester of their Senior Year.
3) Submit an essay indicating their research interests and career goals within an ECAM degree program.
4) Provide a letter of support from a faculty member within the School of ECAM indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next Academic Year (Senior Year in Engineering). In this role, the faculty member will commit their time to helping the student start their graduate program and give them advice on potential coursework, research advisors, and research projects. By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee funding for the student or continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.

Admission to the dual degree pathway does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

At the end of the student's senior year:
If both parties agree that this graduate program does not meet their needs, the student may choose not to continue in their fifth year of study.

Admission requirements for the graduate degree program.

What Students Need to Apply:
• Completed and submitted College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (professional interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Letter of Support from Faculty Member


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

Natural Resource Management (Bio-Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering)

• CRSS 4600/6600 Soil Physics
• CVLE/MCHE/LAND 4660/6660 Sustainable Building Design
• CVLE 8110 Environmental River Mechanics
• CVLE 8130 Mechanics of Jets and Plumes
• CVLE 8140 Transport and Mixing in Natural Flows
• CVLE(MCHE) 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
• CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
• CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
• ELEE 4230/6230 Sensors & Transducers
• ELEE 4250/6250 Advanced Microcontrollers
• ELEE 8240 Instrumentation Programming
• ENGR(GEOG) 4161/6161-4161L/6161L Environmental Microclimatology
• ENGR 4490/6490 Renewable Energy Engineering
• ENGR 6910 Foundations for Engineering Research
• ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
• ENGR 8220 Microfluidic Transport Phenomena
• ENGR 8930 Optimization Theory & Engineering Applications
• ENVE 4410/6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
• ENVE 4435/6435 Natural Resources Engineering
• ENVE 4440/6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
• ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
• ENVE 4470/6470 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
• MCHE 4590/6590 Fluid Mechanics II
• MCHE 4650/6650 HVAC Systems for Buildings and Industry
• MCHE 8710 Engr. Prop. Of Animal & Plant Materials: Form & Function
• STAT 6315 Statistical Methods for Researchers
• WASR 4500/6500 Quantitative Methods in Hydrology
• WASR 4700L/6700L Hydrology, Geology and Soils of Georgia

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

The requirements of the B.S. in Agricultural Engineering and the M.S. in Agricultural Engineering (non-thesis) must both be met. The requirements of the M.S. in Agricultural Engineering (non-thesis) may be found at the College of Engineering or School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural & Mechanical Engineering websites.


Dual Counting Courses for BSAE and MSAE:
In this program up to a maximum of 12 credit hours may be applied to both the BSAE and MSAE degree. In the BSAE degree program these 12 credit hours may be acquired from a combination of either the required or elective courses within each Area of Emphasis. The dual counting courses must have a course number of 6XXX or greater to be able to be used to satisfy requirements for a graduate degree program of study. Because these dual counting courses come from both the required and elective list of courses within the curriculum it is very important that the student and faculty mentor plan out the dual counting courses prior to the start of Year Four of the curriculum.

Students must declare an Area of Emphasis and complete seven (7) Required Courses (21 credit hours).

Students must choose a total of 7 Elective Courses (19 credit hours). All electives in Year Five must be graduate level electives.

It is recommended that during year four of their curriculum that the student take the 6000 level components of the included 4000/6000 level courses.

All students in the BSAE program are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam prior to graduation with their BSAE degree

The M.S. in Agricultural Engineering with a non-thesis option requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

Curriculum for M.S. (non-thesis)

1. Core Coursework (16 hours):
Students are required to select 15 hours from an area of emphasis to achieve a focus in their studies
ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar (1 hour) *

2. Elective Coursework (14 hours)
Students will work with a graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. In the M.S. Thesis option all coursework is selected consistent with specific degree and emphasis area requirements in coordination with the Student’s faculty advisor and approved by the student’s Advisory Committee on the Program of Study.

3. Project Report (3 hours)
ENGR 7010, Project-Focused Master's Research
A minimum of 15 hours of coursework must be in ECAM Engineering courses

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the program of study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance at speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

Admission to Graduate Program

What Students Need to Apply:
• Completed and submitted College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (professional interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Letter of Support from Faculty Member

e) Admission to Graduate Program

The student must apply and be admitted to the UGA graduate school. Their performance during their fourth year and any relevant testing (GRE, TOEFL) will be considered.

Admission to Graduate Program
• Online Graduate School Application
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (professional interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Transcripts
• 3 Letters of Recommendation, including the Letter of Support from the faculty advisor who will mentor the student in their master’s project

Program Advisor

Undergraduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact

  • Name: Ann Marie Hormeku
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-1653
  • Address: 132 Coverdell Center