B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Program Overview

Accredited-EAC-WebGeorgia Southern’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is a four-year degree taught by our world-class faculty and completed on the Statesboro campus.In fact, all mechanical engineering courses are taught exclusively by faculty, not teaching assistants. Class-sizes range from 20-45 students, so there is ample access to the faculty during class time.

At Georgia Southern, our technical depth includes mechanical design and analysis, material science and manufacturing processing, thermal-fluid-energy sciences, computer aided engineering graphics and analysis, and electro-mechanical devices and controls with an emphasis in mechatronics.

Learn more about our curriculum and course schedule.

What can you do with a mechanical engineering degree?

The field of Mechanical Engineering encompasses a broad range of careers that include design, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and sales. These varied careers can be in support of industries as diverse as:

  • product design and fabrication,
  • power generation, climate control (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning),
  • transportation (vehicles and infrastructure),
  • and systems control.

Mechanical engineering professionals can attempt the challenging process to become licensed Professional Engineers. Mechanical Engineers are applied problem solvers, limited in their professional growth only by their personal motivation and ability. Responsibilities can range from those of an entry level designer to an R&D director, from a project engineer to plant manager, from a sales trainee to a regional manager.

  • emphasize the fundamental applied roots of mechanical engineering with a heavy emphasis on practical/experiential/hands-on learning
  • produce graduates that are experts at integrating technical systems, trouble-shooting problems, bringing intuitive insights to design and research teams
  • produce graduates that are proficient in the use of 21st Century design, analysis, and measurement tools and software
  • produce graduates with the soft-skills of (a) professionalism, (b) communication, (c) team building, (d) societal, global and ethical awareness, and (e) dedication to continuous learning
  • promote an environment of undergraduate design, development and research that will also enable our faculty to grow and flourish professionally
  • provide professional service to the state and region
  • exhibit a willingness to assist others wherever required and contribute as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Transfer Credits

Credits for core courses are transferable across all schools within the University System of Georgia.

University Orientation course (FYE 1220) is still required, which is unique to Georgia Southern University, for those students who transfer less than 30 semester credit hours.

Any major-specific requirements will be evaluated by the Admissions Office and /or the major department, and appropriate credit will be assigned.

Students who transfer from outside of the University System of Georgia will be evaluated by the Admission Office and/or the major department, and the appropriate transfer credit will be assigned.

Graduation Requirements
  • The requirements of the core curriculum must be satisfied.
  • The requirements of the ME program must be satisfied.
  • A minimum of 132 hours is required for graduation.
  • At least 30 semester hours of approved mechanical engineering courses must be taken at Georgia Southern University.
  • A minimum of 30 hours of upper-division credits must be earned at Georgia Southern University.
  • The total institution cumulative GPA of all courses applying to the degree must be 2.0.

Program Contact Information

Brian L. Vlcek , Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (912) 478-5721
E-mail: blvlcek@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 10/13/2017

Department of Mechanical Engineering • P.O. Box 8046 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-5761