Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.M.E. (Non-Thesis)

Location(s): Statesboro

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

  1. Completed requirements for the bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in the proposed or closely related field of study in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work, or equivalent.
  3. International students must meet College of Graduate Studies English Proficiency requirements (6.0 IELTS or 80 on TOFEL).

Provisional Admission

A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Graduate Coordinator and Department Chair.

Non-Degree Admission

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

Program of Study

Elective Requirements Credit Hours: 15

Restricted Elective courses at or above the 5000G level as contracted with the faculty advisor and degree coordinator. Any appropriate course outside of those specified by name for the program or outside of the department must be approved by both the graduate program director and the department chair.

Capstone Activity Credit Hours: 6

Other Non-Thesis Track Requirements:

  • Comprehensive Exam

Total Credit Hours: 30

Other Program Requirements (Non-Thesis Track)

  1. Each candidate in the Non-Thesis Track of MSME Program must have accomplished the following by the end of their second academic semester to maintain program eligibility:
    • Identify a project adviser (project chair) and form a Project Committee.
    • Determine project topic, and present project proposal to their Project Committee.
  2. Each candidate must receive approval from the Graduate Director or Department Chair of the Mechanical Engineering to take courses that are not named specifically as degree electives.
  3. Each candidate must complete their project on a subject approved by their committee.
    • The comprehensive exam of the research project must be announced to public one week prior to the defense. The comprehensive exam must be presented at a public exit seminar.
    • The comprehensive exam must be defended before the committee.
    • The comprehensive examination may include questions on the project, and subject matter related to the research project, and related course work.
    • In addition to the comprehensive exam, the student must provide the adviser with all data that was collected, including: electronic files, and a written document detailing the contents of the data.
    • The degree is conferred at the end of the semester, after the student has passed the comprehensive exam and the final written version of the project report has been approved by the committee and accepted by the graduate college.
  4.  A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Mechanical 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 Graduate Academic Advisement .

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)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu