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Mechanical Engineering

Why Mechanical Engineering?

Engineers are natural problem solvers, and presently there’s no shortage of real-world challenges to address. Engineering is not only where the high-paying jobs are, it’s also an opportunity to combine purpose and passion while earning a living. That’s why, for many, engineering is more than just a career, it’s a calling.

Mechanical Engineering is arguably the broadest engineering degree, one that emphasizes the fundamental engineering sciences as they apply to mechanical and thermal systems with applications in diverse areas including energy, materials, transportation, health, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Why Study Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Southern?

We pride ourselves on being applied, attentive, and accomplished. If you’re deciding between mechanical engineering programs, Georgia Southern’s mechanical engineering students do more than just read about theory. Beginning in your first semester you will gain hands-on experience in a studio or laboratory environment. Whether it be a fundamental lecture or a one-on-one research experience, upon completion you will feel confident in your abilities to help solve the engineering problems of the world.

Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers two degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME). Students enrolled in the undergraduate BSME program may also apply to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) program.

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Zeb Mitchell, a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering program, is currently a Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®. Prior to his current role, he was a Senior Project Engineer at Lockheed Martin’s facilities in Marietta where he worked on the F35.

Eagle Motorsports

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Interested in racing? Eagle Motorsports is an on-campus student organization that participates in the Formula and Baja SAE Collegiate Design Series competitions.