The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) consists of the following academic departments:
- Computer Sciences
- Information Technology
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
The College currently offers the following academic programs:
- B.S. Computer Science
- B.S. Information Technology
- WebBSIT (Online B.S. in Information Technology)
- B.S. Civil Engineering
- B.S. Construction Management
- B.S. Electrical Engineering
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering
- Online M.S. Computer Science
- M.S. Applied Engineering
- Graduate Certificate in Engineering & Manufacturing Management
- Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety & Environmental Compliance
The bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Sciences and Information Technology are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The bachelor’s degree program in Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org. The bachelor’s degree programs in Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The College is designed to train tomorrow’s innovators and entrepreneurs, those problem-solvers who will lead America’s fastest growing career fields. The College’s undergraduate curricula are highly interdisciplinary, consisting of innovative application-based courses that build upon and encourage collaboration among existing academic programs. The CEIT works closely with the University’s Office of Career Services to prepare students for the workplace, inform them of job opportunities, and provide experiential learning experiences such as co-op and internship programs.
The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology comprises three buildings on the Georgia Southern campus. Its flagship building is the 140,000 square foot Information Technology Building, opened on July 1, 2003. The IT Building is home to Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, the administrative suite for the Dean and Associate Deans, and the College’s Student Services Center. In addition, there are 100 faculty offices, four administrative suites, six conference rooms, one auditorium, a deli and a computer store. Thirteen classrooms, 14 labs and 11 study rooms are available to students.
The Engineering Building was dedicated in 1995, and is home to the Departments of Civil Engineering & Construction Management and Mechanical Engineering. The two-story facility has a gross area of 80,868 square feet, comprising eight classrooms, 19 laboratories, 40 faculty offices, four administrative suites, three conference rooms, three staff offices and storage. Two of the administrative suites house units from the College of Science and Mathematics.
The Carruth Building was built in 1959 and is now being re-purposed to serve as Georgia Southern’s Engineering Research Center. It currently comprises several labs and classrooms, including Georgia’s first Asphalt Research Lab. The Asphalt Research Lab, under the direction of Dr. Junan Shen, features “superpavement” asphalt mixture design equipment, SHRP asphalt binder grade equipment, an asphalt mixture performance tester and weathering equipment.