B.S. Mechanical Engineering
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 program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The first two 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.
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. The first three years of the undergraduate BSME degree program is offered on the Armstrong Campus. However, the final year of the program must be completed on the Statesboro Campus.
Career Outlook for Mechanical Engineers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for mechanical engineers is $84,190. There are approximately 288,800 jobs in the Mechanical Engineering field. Between 2016 and 2026 there is expected to be a 9% growth rate or 25,300 additional job opportunities.
Course and Curriculum Information
Residential Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)
A top priority for our department is to ensure that students are successful in their transition to college. Because of this, we provide opportunities for students to participate in one of our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs). Sponsored by the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing (CEC), the Innovation Community is designed for first-year CEC majors. Students have the opportunity to take part in a common FYE course and will be pre-enrolled in general education courses together.
Research shows that students who reside in these communities are provided more opportunities for interaction with faculty outside of the classroom, receive greater academic support opportunities, cultivate a greater connection to the University, and have a stronger sense of belonging within their community. All these factors ultimately lead to greater success as a student.
Last updated: 10/8/2018