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B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Program Overview

Georgia Southern’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is a four-year degree taught by our world-class faculty. In fact, all mechanical engineering courses are taught exclusively by faculty, not teaching assistants. The BSME degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The first three years of the program may be completed on the Armstrong Campus. However, the degree must be completed on the Statesboro Campus.

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 engineers create and develop mechanical systems for everyone. Mechanical engineers help design a wide variety of products including robots, combustion engines, aircraft components, spacecraft, personal computers, air conditioners, medical devices and power plants. Additionally, they design the machines that produce these innovations and products.

Engineering Laboratory in Annex II on the Armstrong Campus

Campus Choice

The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently offers courses on both the Statesboro and Armstrong Campus. All four years of the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree program are offered on the Statesboro Campus. In addition, the graduate Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program is offered exclusively on the Statesboro Campus. At this time, lower-division courses are offered on the Armstrong Campus. However, the final year of the program must be completed on the Statesboro Campus.

For more information about the campuses, click here.

The Engineering and Research Building on the Statesboro Campus

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for mechanical engineers is $90,160. There are approximately 299,200 jobs in the Mechanical Engineering field. Between 2020 and 2030 there is expected to be a 7% growth rate or 20,900 additional job opportunities.

Courses and Curriculum Information

The curriculum sheet and degree requirements for the BSME program can be found below.

Certification and Licensure

The Department of Mechanical Engineering anticipates that graduates of this program may seek the following professional state licenses or certifications: Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification and Professional Engineer (PE) License

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification and Professional Engineering (PE) License in Georgia.

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for the EIT Certificate or PE license, click here to check the requirements of your state or territory.

For more information about certification and licensure click here.

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

If you have any questions about the undergraduate BSME program, please contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator:

Dr. David Calamas
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8046
Phone: (912) 478-5751

Last updated: 12/16/2021