Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.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
Engineering Graphics 3
Calculus III
Ordinary Differential Equations
Principles of Physics II
Specific Requirements 22
Carryover from Area A2 2
Carryover from Area D
Computing Applications in Mechanical Engineering
Electronics and Circuit Analysis
Thermodynamics
Engineering Mechanics I
Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
Mechanics of Materials
Fluid Mechanics
Major Requirements 35
Solid Modeling and Analysis
Manufacturing Processes Lab
Mechanical Engineering Case Studies in Design & Analysis
Numerical Methods in Engineering
Mechanism Design
Machine Design
Heat Transfer
Materials Science
Materials Processing
Introduction to Mechatronics
Energy Science Laboratory
Engineering Quality Control and Project Management
Mechanical Engineering Senior Seminar
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Mechanical System Design
ME Technical Electives6
Programmable Logic Controllers with Lab
Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Vehicle Dynamics
Vibration and Preventive Maintenance
Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Analysis, and Design
Renewable Energy
Wind Energy
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Applied Combustion
Engine Development and Performance
Biofuels Development and Testing
Automation and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Robot Dynamics, Design and Analysis
Compressible Flow
Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
Analysis of Energy Systems
Heat Transfer Principles and Applications
Mechanical Controls
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Research and Projects
Research Project in Mechanical Engineering
Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering
Additive Manufacturing Studio
Renewable Energy
or equivalent with program coordinator’s approval
Free Elective3
Select 3 credit hours of Free Electives
Total Credit Hours130

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 Engineering1

To graduate with Honors in Mechanical Engineering a student should:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program2
  • Complete at least 6 credit hours of honors credit in 2000+ ENGR or MENG courses beyond the honors core requirements
  • Complete Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Research and Projects (MENG   5811) and Research Project in Mechanical Engineering (MENG   5822)or an equivalent research course such as MENG 5891 (taking both Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Research and Projects (MENG   5811) and Research Project in Mechanical Engineering (MENG   5822) or three credits of MENG 5891 can substitute 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.
Credit Hours
Requirements43
Computing Applications in Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Graphics
Solid Modeling and Analysis
Engineering Mechanics I
Mechanics of Materials
Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Numerical Methods in Engineering
Mechanism Design
Heat Transfer
Materials Processing
Mechatronics Studio Laboratory
Energy Science Laboratory
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Research and Projects (Mechanical Engineering Research)
Research Project in Mechanical Engineering (Research Project in Mechanical Engineering)
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Mechanical Controls
Total Credit Hours43

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

This 4+1 Accelerated Bachelor's to Master’s Degree Program is intended for current undergraduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Southern University. It will produce a path way to potentially earn both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree within five years. 

Students accepted into the accelerated program will be allowed to take up to 9 credits at the 5000G  level and within the degree program while in their senior year that will counts toward the MSME. There must be at least 150 unique hours between the two programs. All additional degree requirements for both the B.S. degree and the M.S. degree are required to be met. 

Admission Requirements

Regular

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

1. Be enrolled in the undergraduate mechanical engineering program (B.S.M.E) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Southern University.
2. Have completed no less than 25 and no more than 50 credits of ENGR and MENG  course.
3. Must have 3.0 or better Georgia Southern Institutional GPA.

Provisional

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

Degree Requirements:  (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

1. Student in the ABM program will be allowed to use up to 9 credits MENG 5000G level courses offered within the Mechanical Engineering program in meeting the requirements of both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
2. The 9 credit hours that will be applied to both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees include: MENG 5811G, MENG 5822G, and two MENG 5000G level courses approved by each student's research adviser and the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. 
3. 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)
4. Meet all requirements for both the B.S.M.E. and M.S.M.E. degrees.

Advisement

Statesboro:  Student Services Center, IT Building 1208, PO Box 7996, 912-478-4877

Armstrong: Student Success Center 123, 912-344-3209