FAQ

Although in the 2020-2021 academic year, a new cohort of students will not be admitted to SDSU Georgia programs, the project continues in a new capacity. The partner universities are now in the process of acquiring international accreditation for the transitioned STEM programs and have started accepting new students in coordination with SDSU Georgia. Starting academic year 2020-2021, partner universities will begin offering the Georgian and English language STEM programs. These programs are on the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) track.
For the 2020 admissions year, Tbilisi State University will also accept 30 students to its English-language Computer Science program. Tbilisi State University will continue its Georgian-language programs in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering as well. Additionally, TSU will accept 30 students on its English-language Chemistry program. TSU has already established the Georgia Chapter of the largest professional society in Chemistry – American Chemical Society, through this program.

Ilia State University will accept new students in the following English-language programs: Civil Engineering (25 students), Computer Engineering (10 students for the English-language and 30 students for the Georgian-language program), and Electronics Engineering (10 students for the English-language program).

Georgian Technical University will admit 25 students to its Georgian-language Civil Engineering program, 25 students to its Georgian-language Electrical Engineering program, and 25 students for its English-language Computer Science program. Georgian Technical University has also allocated 5 slots for the English-language Biomedical Engineering program and 40 slots for the Georgian-language program which are also on ABET track.
Programs transitioned to partner universities on NAEC catalogue for 2020-2021:

Tbilisi State University
0010119 English-language Computer Science
0010120 English-language Chemistry
0010118 Georgian-language Exact and Natural Science programs, including Computer Science

Georgian Technical University
0030143 English-language Biomedical Engineering
0030145 English-language Computer Science
0030105 Georgian-language Civil Engineering
0030111 Georgian-language Electrical Engineering
0030142 Georgian-language Biomedical Engineering

Ilia State University
0100115 English-language Civil Engineering
0100117 English-language Computer Engineering
0100118 English-language Electrical and Electronics Engineering
0100116 Georgian-language Computer Engineering
SDSU will stay in Georgia until all enrolled students graduate from the program. SDSU is committed to ensuring all eligible students finish their studies and earn their dual degree. After SDSU Georgia graduates all of its eligible students it will continue to have a presence in Georgia by supporting its partner universities and assisting with future English language programs.
All students who are accepted to SDSU internationally accredited American Degree programs in Georgia will earn an American Degree from SDSU and a Georgian Degree from the selected Georgian Partner University (TSU, ISU, GTU) upon graduation.
The curricula and courses offered at SDSU Georgia are the same as those offered at SDSU home campus and the language of instruction is English. The courses are administered by students’ respective departments and taught either by SDSU professors online, or Georgian partner university faculty trained at SDSU.
SDSU Georgia students are given an opportunity to visit SDSU home campus for a semester or year exchange, starting their sophomore year. All SDSU Georgia students, who meet the following criteria, can apply for the Exchange program: - Students who have already finished the first academic year; - Students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; - Students who have not already participated in the exchange program.
Students should inquire about Exchange Program costs with SDSU Georgia administration. Costs for the Exchange Program vary from year to year. Financial aid is also available for students with exceptional academic performance.
Yes. SDSU Georgia recognizes the importance of active student life and extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to apply and register student life activities that they are interested in. Students have the opportunity to create a Student Club after applying and receiving approval from Student Services. As a part of the application process, students are required to submit Funding Requisition Form outlining their annual budget items. Once the application is approved, funding is allocated according to the needs described in the proposed budget.
Student Self-Government of SDSU Georgia is called Associated Students. Associated Students is governed by a board of directors, comprised of the President, Vice President, program representatives, Dean’s Office Designee, and a secretary. A.S. Board works with the students to help enrich their student experience and help them communicate and implement their ideas to the student body and administration.
The senior design capstone project is an opportunity for engineering students to learn about aspects of engineering that are not covered in the traditional curriculum, to prepare for future endeavors in industry, government and academia, in particular, it’s an opportunity for students to practice design. At the end of the course sequence, the students are able to demonstrate competence in completing significant team projects in their fields. They will be able to communicate their technical ideas both orally and in written form and know how to respond when confronted with ethical dilemmas faced by engineers in their work environment. SDSU Georgia has introduced an industry sponsored capstone project idea, which gives students a chance to work on real world engineering problems, given by business representatives operating in their fields.
All SDSU Georgia students can continue their graduate studies at SDSU’s main campus in California or any other university worldwide. Some scholarships are available for SDSU Georgia students to pursue their graduate studies at SDSU main campus in California.