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Types of Engineering Degrees

Georgia Southern offers engineering degrees for every type of student, and it’s important that you find the one that fits your goals and personality. Whether you’re coming in from the Regents’ Engineering Pathways (REP) program, or starting out in one of Southern’s degree programs, we provide you resources that help you make this decision. Learn the differences between engineering degrees to find the right fit for you:

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers are among the most common engineer types, providing the largest sector in engineering. Responsible for designing, developing, and testing electrical systems, these individuals pursue careers in research, engineering design, technical sales, system operation, education or management.

Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing engineers work in tandem with mechanical and electrical engineers to design products and ensure their manufacturability. A manufacturing engineer concentrates on facilities, equipment, processes and methods necessary for the efficient and safe production of the product in a globally competitive environment.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers design machines, devices, various products and control systems. Many of these engineers are involved in the automotive industries and aerospace, working to generate, convert, transmit, and utilize mechanical and thermal power. Mechanical engineers can also work on machinery such as air conditioners, elevators, refrigerators, and robotics.

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers design, maintain, inspect and manage public facilities in building highways, roads, sewage systems, buildings, tunnels, railways, and other facilities.

Last updated: 8/10/2016