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About the College of Engineering & Computing



The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing  consists of the following academic departments:

The college offers the following academic programs:

Undergraduate Degrees
  • B.S. Civil Engineering
  • B.S. Computer Engineering (new, fall 2018)
  • B.S. Computer Science
  • B.S. Construction
  • B.S. Construction Engineering (new, fall 2018)
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering
  • B.S. Information Technology
  • B.S. Information technology, Data Science Concentration (new, fall 2016)
  • WebBSIT (online B.S. in Information Technology)
  • B.S. Manufacturing Engineering (new, fall 2015)
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Degrees
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (new, fall 2018)
  • M.S. Computer Science (hybrid)
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering (new, fall 2018)
  • M.S. in Information Technology (new, fall 2018)
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (new, fall 2018)
  • M.S. Applied Engineering (see concentrations in our brochure)
  • Graduate Certificate in Engineering & Manufacturing Management (Statesboro Campus only)
  • Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety & Environmental Compliance (Statesboro Campus only)
  • Cyber Security Undergraduate Certificate in IT (Armstrong Campus only)


The bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Science and Information Technology are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).   The bachelor’s degree programs in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The bachelor’s degree program in Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

See our student enrollment and graduation data.

Career Opportunities

We train tomorrow’s innovators and entrepreneurs, those problem-solvers who will lead America’s fastest growing career fields.  The college’s undergraduate curricula are highly interdisciplinary, consisting of innovative application-based courses that build upon and encourage collaboration among existing academic programs.  The College of Engineering and Computing works closely with the University’s Office of Career Services to prepare students for the workplace, inform them of job opportunities, and provide experiential learning such as co-op and internship programs.


The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing  offers all of our degree programs at Georgia Southern’s Statesboro campus. Georgia Southern’s Engineering program will remain based on the Statesboro campus, and will expand its offerings in Savannah. The Armstrong campus in Savannah currently offers our B.S. in Information Technology and B.S. and M.S. Computer Science; as well as the first three years of the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering degrees.  The Liberty campus is a satellite location serving Liberty and surrounding Georgia counties as well as the military and their families at Fort Stewart. Tailored programs are offered at the Liberty campus in Hinesville, GA.

Information Technology Building, Statesboro campus

The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing comprises three buildings at Georgia Southern’s campus in Statesboro.  Its flagship building is the 140,000 square foot Information Technology Building, opened on July 1, 2003.  The IT Building is home to the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Manufacturing Engineering, the administrative suite for the Dean and Associate Deans, and the College’s Student Services Center.  In addition, there are 100 faculty offices, four administrative suites, six conference rooms, one auditorium, a deli and GusMart2.  Thirteen classrooms, 14 labs and 11 study rooms are available to students.

Engineering Building, Statesboro campus

The Engineering Building was dedicated in 1995, and is home to the Departments of Civil Engineering & Construction and Mechanical Engineering.  The two-story facility has a gross area of 80,868 square feet, comprising eight classrooms, 19 laboratories, 40 faculty offices, four administrative suites, three conference rooms, three staff offices and storage.

Carruth Building, Statesboro campus

The Carruth Building was built in 1959 and is now being re-purposed to serve as Georgia Southern’s Engineering Research Center.  It currently comprises several labs and classrooms, including Georgia’s first Asphalt Research Lab, the Nanomaterials Research Lab and the GS Robotics Lab.  The Asphalt Research Lab, under the direction of Dr. Junan Shen, features “superpavement” asphalt mixture design equipment, SHRP asphalt binder grade equipment, an asphalt mixture performance tester and weathering equipment.

Science Center,  Armstrong campus in Savannah

The Science Center is a state-of-the-art, two-building complex on the Armstrong campus in Savannah that is entirely devoted to science and technology. Connected with a modern glass bridge, the Science Center houses the Departments of Computer Science and Information Technology. Students may choose to complete their B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, or B.S. in Information Technology on either campus, as well as the first three years of the bachelor’s in mechanical engineering degree and the bachelor’s in manufacturing engineering degree at the Armstrong campus.

University Hall, Armstrong campus in Savannah

At 89,000 square feet, University Hall is one of Armstrong’s largest academic buildings and is uniquely designed to look like the streets of downtown Savannah. It features the Patio Café and an expansive outdoor patio space. Engineering departments are housed within this building along with the Engineering Learning Center and the Technology Center.

Center for Applied Cyber Education, Armstrong campus in Savannah

The Center for Applied Cyber Education (CACE) is an interdisciplinary center and a leader in cyber education and training. CACE began in October 2015 as a collaborative effort between Armstrong administration, faculty, and staff across the university to strengthen cyber education and training in the region, and is now part of the new, combined Georgia Southern University. CACE is dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary cyber education that affords student access to curriculum, programs, and community partnerships that impart the skills and concepts applicable to 21st-century cyber workforce needs.

Last updated: 2/10/2018