Applied Engineering M.S.A.E. (Concentration in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering) (Non-Thesis)

Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours (Non-Thesis)

Regular Admission

1. Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree at a college or university accredited by the proper regional accrediting association.

2. An undergraduate degree or the equivalent in the proposed or closely related field of study.

3. A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work, or equivalent.

4. International students must meet College of Graduate Studies English Proficiency requirements.

5. The Master of Science in Applied Engineering program with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering concentration requires: a) a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering or a closely related engineering discipline, and b) permission of the Graduate Program Director.

Provisional Admission

A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Master of Science in Applied Engineering Graduate Coordinator or department chair.

Non-Degree Admission

Non-degree students are accepted on an individual basis as space is available.

Program of Study

A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Applied Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level. 

Credit Hours
Core Requirements12
Manufacturing System Design and Analysis
Advanced Additive Manufacturing
Research in Applied Engineering
Independent Study
Elective Requirements18
Restricted Elective courses at or above the 5000G level as contracted with the faculty advisor and degree coordinator. A list of the qualified MFGE 5000G level courses is shown below:
Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt-1
Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt-2
Advanced Engineering Project Management
Reliability Engineering
Facilities Maintenance
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Manufacturing Floor Control
Additive Manufacturing Studio
Additive Manufacturing of Lightweight Structures
Machine Vision
Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing
Advanced CNC Machining and Programming
Introduction to MEMS
Heat Treatment and Microstructure of Metal
Characterization of Advanced Manufacturing Materials
Design for Environment and Green Manufacturing
Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Techniques
Total Credit Hours30

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's (ABM) Degree

The Accelerated Bachelor's to Master’s Degree Program is intended for the current undergraduate students in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering at the Georgia Southern University. It will produce a pathway to earn both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree within five years. 

In accordance with SACSCOC requirements, 120 unique credit hours are required in a Bachelors degree program, and at least 30 unique credit hours are required for a Masters degree program. The MSAE-ABM program combines 130 hours from the BSMfgE program and 30 hours from the MSAE program, exceeding the required 150 unique hours between undergraduate and graduate degree programs by 10 hours. The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies Handbook for Program Directors and Graduate Advisors permits a maximum of 9 shared credit hours between the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Therefore, MSAE-ABM students may share a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate level courses (5000G) in satisfying the requirements of both degree programs.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

For regular admission to the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's of Science in Applied Engineering (ABM-MSAE) degree program, the applicant must:

  1. Be enrolled in the undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering program (BS-MFGE) in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering at the Georgia Southern University.
  2. Have completed at least 25 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in MFGE courses including MFGE 2531, MFGE 2142, MFGE 2533, MFGE 2239, and MFGE 2534.
  3. Have a 3.0 or higher Georgia Southern Institutional GPA.

ABM programs do not allow provisional admission. ABM programs are designed for students who have demonstrated a high level of undergraduate academic performance that validates their ability to be successful graduate students. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements for regular admission may be granted admission to the program upon approval of an admissions committee consisting of at least the Department Chair and the Graduate Program director.

ABM Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours (Non-Thesis)

  1. Students in the ABM program will be allowed to use up to 9 credits MFGE 5000G level courses offered within the Manufacturing Engineering program in meeting the requirements of both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
  2. Maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (grade of “B” or better) in their graduate degree course work (including the 9 credits of graduate course work shared with the undergraduate degree).
  3. Meet all requirements for both the BS-MFGE and M.S.A.E. degrees.
  4. An undergraduate student enrolled in graduate classes is limited to 6 credit hours of graduate coursework per semester.
  5. A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Applied Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit the Graduate Academic Advisement catalog page.

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)