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B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 130

NEW! Check out the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program with an Emphasis in Metal Casting or Vehicle Design and Testing! Click here to learn more.

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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.


The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Click the relevant button below to learn more about the program’s educational objectives or student learning outcomes.

Why Mechanical Engineering?

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.

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Program Overview

Georgia Southern’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) 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.

Students may begin their academic journey on the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus in Savannah. All four years of the undergraduate program are offered on the Statesboro Campus. Currently, only lower-division courses are offered on the Armstrong Campus, and the program must be completed on the Statesboro Campus.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for mechanical engineers is $96,310. There are approximately 286,100 jobs in the Mechanical Engineering field. Between 2022 and 2032, there is expected to be a 10% growth rate (much faster than average) or 28,500 additional job opportunities.

Pay: $96,310

Jobs: 286,100

Outlook: +10%

Courses and Curriculum Information

BSME Degree Requirements

Click the button below to view course information and degree requirements in the academic catalog. For more information about an emphasis in Vehicle Design and Testing or Metal Casting, click here.

General Education Requirements

The General Education (Core) Curriculum provides foundational knowledge in academic disciplines, exposing students to diverse learning perspectives and ways of knowing in Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities.

While the general education courses are required of all students and are (mostly) independent of a student’s major, the Department of Mechanical Engineering recommends students take specific Math and Science courses to satisfy Areas A2, D1, and D2. Click the button below to view the Department’s recommendations.

Recommended Course Sequence

Download the program map to view the recommended course sequence for the BSME program. Download the curriculum sheet for more detailed information, including course prerequisites and substitutions. To view the program map and curriculum sheet for the emphasis in Vehicle Design and Testing or Metal Casting, click here.

Fall 2023 – Present

The curriculum sheet and program map below apply to students entering the program Fall 2023 or later.

Fall 2019 – Spring 2023

The curriculum sheet and program map below apply to students entering the program between Fall 2019 and Spring 2023.


If you have any questions about the undergraduate BSME program, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator:

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

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Last updated: 7/11/2023