Welcome from the Chair
Thank you for your interest in the ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program at Georgia Southern University! Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by dedicated faculty members who truly care about student success. Unlike some large schools, classes are taught by qualified faculty, rather than graduate students and class sizes are smaller. You will not find yourself warehoused in a lecture hall for 300 students with little or no contact with the instructor.
We encourage innovative teaching in order to reinforce students’ creativity, confidence and competence. Many of our faculty have worked in industry, so they bring real world authenticity to their lectures. The faculty are accomplished engineers in their respective fields and their goal is to provide you with the tools to be an accomplished mechanical engineer in your own right.
We strongly encourage all students to participate in undergraduate research. Our students have participated in and won numerous awards at international automotive and engineering design competitions. Faculty members mentor interested students in research projects and provide opportunities for professional development through technical presentations and publications at national academic and industry conferences.
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.
Please take a few moments to review our curriculum and read more about us and the learning environment that we will provide for you. This is truly an exciting period at Georgia Southern as we continue to develop innovative ways to elevate mechanical engineering education to new heights.
If you should have any further questions, I invite you to call or email me personally. If you are not already here, I hope to see you on campus next semester.
Brian L Vlcek, PhD
Professor and Department Chair