Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E.

Degree Requirements: 132 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
MATH   1441Calculus I 13
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
MATH   2242Calculus II 23
PHYS   2211Principles of Physics I 24
Environmental Science with Lab4
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
CHEM   1147Comprehensive General Chemistry4
ENGR   1133Engineering Graphics 33
MATH   2243Calculus III4
MATH   3230Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS   2212Principles of Physics II4
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Specific Requirements
Carryover from Area A21
Carryover from Area D1
ENGR   1121Computing Applications in Mechanical Engineering2
ENGR   2131Electronics and Circuit Analysis3
ENGR   3431Thermodynamics3
ENGR   2231Engineering Mechanics I3
ENGR   2232Dynamics of Rigid Bodies3
ENGR   3233Mechanics of Materials3
ENGR   3235Fluid Mechanics3
Major Requirements
ENGR   2112Solid Modeling and Analysis1
MENG   1310Manufacturing Processes Lab1
MENG   2110Mechanical Engineering Case Studies in Design & Analysis1
MENG   2139Numerical Methods in Engineering3
MENG   3130Mechanism Design3
MENG   3135Machine Design3
MENG   3233Heat Transfer3
MENG   3331Materials Science Studio3
MENG   3333Materials Processing Studio3
MENG   3531Introduction to Mechatronics 3
MENG   4210Energy Science Laboratory1
MENG   4430Engineering Quality Control and Project Management3
MENG   4612Mechanical Engineering Senior Seminar1
MENG   5136Introduction to Finite Element Analysis3
MENG   5137Mechanical System Design3
ME Technical Electives6
Programmable Logic Controllers
Mechanical Engineering Research
Research Project in Mechanical Engineering
Vibration and Preventive Maintenance
Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Analysis, and Design
Wind Energy
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Applied Combustion
Engine Development and Performance
Biofuels Testing
Automation and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Robot Dynamics, Design and Analysis
Compressible Flow
Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
Mechanical Controls
Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering
Additive Manufacturing Studio
Renewable Energy
or equivalent with program coordinator’s approval
Free Elective
Select 3 credit hours of Free Electives3
Total Credit Hours132

While Calculus I (MATH   1441) is 4 credit hours, only 3 credit hours will count toward fulfilling Area A2. The remaining credit hour will be applied toward Specific Requirements. 


The listed courses are recommended in Area D


College credits can be given for high school pre-engineering program Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW’s) Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) course as a possible substitution for Engineering Graphics (ENGR   1133), if the following three conditions are satisfied:

  1. student scores 80% or above overall in the course and
  2. an approval of the PLTW affiliate director faculty member at Georgia Southern.
  3. student scores 70% or above on a Georgia Southern administered competency exam.

Other Program Requirements

  • At least 30 credit hours of approved Engineering courses must be taken at Georgia Southern.
  • The listed courses are recommended in Area D
  • Proficiency examinations will not be accepted in the substitution for any upper-division or laboratory-based courses.

Honors In Mechanical Engineering

To graduate with Honors in Mechanical Engineering a student should:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program
  • Complete at least 6 credit hours of honors credit in 2000+ ENGR or MENG courses beyond the honors core requirements
  • Complete MENG 4891H and MENG 4892H (taking both MENG 4891H and MENG 4892H substitutes for one Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective)
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.​

Students completing Honors in Mechanical Engineering are strongly encouraged to select honors courses such as ENGR 1133H, ENGR 1721H, ENGR 2112H, ENGR 2231H, ENGR 3233H, ENGR 3531H, MATH 1441H, MATH 2242H, PHYS 2211H, and PHYS 2212H.

Credit Hours
ENGR   1121HComputing Applications in Mechanical Engineering2
ENGR   1133HEngineering Graphics3
ENGR   2112HSolid Modeling and Analysis1
ENGR   2231HEngineering Mechanics I3
ENGR   3233HMechanics of Materials3
ENGR   3235HFluid Mechanics (Honors)3
ENGR   3431HThermodynamics (Honors)3
MENG   2139HNumerical Methods in Engineering3
MENG   3130HMechanism Design (Honors)3
MENG   3233HHeat Transfer (Honors)3
MENG   3333HMaterials Processing Studio3
MENG   3521HIntroduction to Mechatronics (Honors) 3
MENG   4210HEnergy Science Lab (Honors)1
MENG   4811HMechanical Engineering Research1
MENG   4822HResearch Project in Mechanical Engineering2
MENG   5136HIntro to FEA (Honors)3
MENG   5536HMechanical Controls (Honors)3

*For students entering the University Honors Program as a freshmen and seeking to complete the Departmental Honors in Mechanical Engineering, it is highly recommended that these freshmen complete MATH 1441H.


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