Manufacturing Engineering B.S.Mfg.E.

Degree Requirements: 130 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A-E) 142
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Comprehensive General Chemistry
Computational Fundamentals for Manufacturing Engineering
Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
Applied Computing in Manufacturing Engineering
Principles of Physics II
Specific Requirements11
Carryover from Area A2 2
Carryover from Area D 3
Electronics and Circuit Analysis
Engineering Modeling and Mathematical Analysis
Elementary Statistics
Major Requirements43
Engineering Graphics 4
Manufacturing Processes Lab
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Studio
Materials Science Studio for Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Processing 2 Studio
Design for Manufacturability, Assembly, Sustainability
Quality and Statistical Process Control for Engineers
Hydraulics and Electro-mechanical Systems
Industrial Controls and Networking Studio
Facilities Design
Advanced Materials Processing
Energy Science Studio
Lean MFG Principals and Engineering Project Management
Manufacturing Engineering Capstone I
Manufacturing Engineering Capstone II
Industrial Robotics and Automation
Senior Seminar: Professional Skills and Leadership
Specialization Area9
Select 9 credit hours from the following Specialization Areas
Lean Manufacturing:
Lean and Six Sigma 1
Lean and Six Sigma 2
Advanced Engineering Project Management
Reliability Engineering
Lean World Class Manufacturing
Manufacturing Automation:
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Manufacturing Floor Control
Additive Manufacturing Studio
Additive Manufacturing of Lightweight Structures
Machine Vision
Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing
Manufacturing Standards and Standardization
Materials Processing:
Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Analysis, and Design
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
SAP: 5
ERP Systems Using SAP
Business Intelligence
Human Resource Information Systems
Advanced Business Applications Programming (ABAP) for the SAP/ERP System
ERP and Enterprise Performance
Enterprise System Configuration
ERP Web Portal Customization and Collaboration using SAP NetWeaver
Occupational Health and Safety:
Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics
Occupational Safety
Hazardous Waste Management
Systems Safety in Manufacturing
Environmental Law
General Manufacturing Engineering:
Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op 6
International Manufacturing
Facilities Maintenance
Production Planning and Facilities Design
Free Elective3
Select 3 credit hours of Free Electives
Total Credit Hours130

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.