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Mechanical Engineering

Designing Your Engineering Potential

In Georgia Southern’s Mechanical Engineering department, theory and practice come together. The program offers a solid foundation with options to specialize in areas like Vehicle Design, Renewable Energy, Robotics, Materials Development and Metal Casting. Focused on career readiness, professional growth, and ongoing learning, it provides practical experiences from the start. This approach prepares you for the challenges of engineering, giving you the necessary technical, professional and interpersonal skills to grow in a constantly evolving field.

Explore Engineering Excellence

Dive into Georgia Southern’s Mechanical Engineering program, where hands-on learning starts from day one. This ABET-accredited program combines faculty-led instruction with practical laboratory experiences, equipping you for a successful career in a field boasting high demand and competitive salaries. You can begin your educational experience at either the Statesboro or Armstrong Campus, with the full program available in Statesboro.

Degree Programs

Flexible Specialization

Choose an emphasis in general mechanical engineering, vehicle design and testing or metal casting for your Mechanical Engineering degree.

Club Connections

Connect with engineering peers in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society and more.

Faculty Mentorship

Enhance your engineering skills through personalized guidance and insights from top-notch faculty.

Elevate Your Future


Average Salary

Elevate your career with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Southern, where you can become a Mechanical, Systems, Project, Sales or Process Engineer, and more. With average annual starting salaries in Georgia of $78,459, mechanical engineers thrive in roles like Design Engineer, Mechanical Systems Engineer, Sales Engineer and Project Manager. Georgia Southern alumni are shaping the future at leading organizations like Gulfstream Aerospace, Briggs & Stratton, Georgia Power, Lockheed Martin, JTEKT/Koyo Bearings, Nordson, Tesla, and Boeing.

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NEW! Check out the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program with an Emphasis in Metal Casting or Vehicle Design and Testing! Click here to learn more.

Why Mechanical Engineering?

Engineers are natural problem solvers, and presently there’s no shortage of real-world challenges to address. Engineering is not only where the high-paying jobs are, it’s also an opportunity to combine purpose and passion while earning a living. That’s why, for many, engineering is more than just a career, it’s a calling.

Mechanical Engineering is arguably the broadest engineering degree, one that emphasizes the fundamental engineering sciences as they apply to mechanical and thermal systems with applications in diverse areas including energy, materials, transportation, health, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Why Study Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Southern?

We pride ourselves on being applied, attentive, and accomplished. If you’re deciding between mechanical engineering programs, Georgia Southern’s mechanical engineering students do more than just read about theory. Beginning in your first semester you will gain hands-on experience in a studio or laboratory environment. Whether it be a fundamental lecture or a one-on-one research experience, upon completion you will feel confident in your abilities to help solve the engineering problems of the world.

Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers one undergraduate degree program: a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME). However, students can pursue an emphasis in Vehicle Design and Testing or Metal Casting.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers one graduate degree program: a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME). Current undergraduate students may also apply to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM).

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    Alumni Spotlight + Alumni Success Stories

    Zeb Mitchell, a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering program, is currently a Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®. Prior to his current role, he was a Senior Project Engineer at Lockheed Martin’s facilities in Marietta where he worked on the F35.

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    Interested in racing? Eagle Motorsports is an on-campus student organization that participates in the Formula and Baja SAE Collegiate Design Series competitions.