Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Manufacturing Engineering, B.S.Mfg.E.

Degree Requirements: 130 Credit Hours

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

General Requirements (Core Areas A-E) Credit Hours: 42


Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Specialization Area Credit Hours: 9

Select 9 credit hours from the following courses

Free Elective Credit Hours: 3

  • Select 3 credit hours of Free Electives

Total Credit Hours: 130

1 Calculus II (MATH 2242 ) and Principles of Physics I (PHYS 2211K ) are recommended in Area D

2 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.

3 Area D Science elective is 4 credit hours including laboratory.

4 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:

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

5 The SAP Specialization requires additional prerequisite courses. Consult with your academic advisor.

6 Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op (MFGE 4091 ) (1 credit) may also be used to satisfy elective credit(s) and taken for repeat credit with an established co-op rotation of the same employer with advanced approval of the department chair.

Other Program Requirements

At least 33 semester hours of approved Engineering courses must be taken at Georgia Southern.

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, students admitted to the MSAE-ABM may use up to 9 credit hours of graduate-level courses offered in the MSAE curriculum in meeting the requirements of both the BSMfgE and MSAE degree programs. SACSCOC requires 150 unique credit hours between the two programs. Because the MSAE-ABM program contains the required 150 unique hours between BSMfgE and MSAE degree programs, 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


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 discipline 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 a successful graduate student. 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 (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

  1. A student 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.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.