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Mechanical Engineering, BSME

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-2737

Program Description

Mechanical engineering is one of the largest disciplines of engineering because it is one of the broadest. It focuses on the application of the principles of mechanics and materials to design machines and devices. In this energy conscious world, a thorough understanding of energy and its uses is essential to the success of a mechanical engineer.

Mechanical engineers help to design energy efficient devices such as wind-turbines as well as artificial knee joints that help society.

Graduates have the qualifications to enter graduate school, become a licensed professional engineer in any state after sufficient work experience, or directly enter careers in areas such as, but not limited to, manufacturing, aerospace industry, power generation and distribution, automotive design, machine design, alternative energy, robotics, and automation. Typical job titles for graduates may include design engineer, project engineer, process engineer, test engineer, development engineer, program manager, consulting engineer, and field engineer.

Mechanical Engineering requires rigorous training in basic science and engineering principles along with the development of skills in the areas of computer-aided design, instrumentation, and planning and management of design projects. Graduates in the area of Mechanical Engineering will be required to master technical elements and to demonstrate particular competence in the areas of communication, fiscal management, and project control. The broad-based background is tailored to develop professionals who will be able to move between the technical and managerial aspects of mechanical engineering projects and to serve in key leadership positions within the engineering profession. As with all engineering degrees, a mechanical engineer becomes very good at solving difficult problems which makes it a good degree for non-engineering careers as well.

Engineering Standing Requirements  

Admissions Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.


The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program was approved by the Board of Regents in August 2009. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Double Owl Pathway

This program offers a Double Owl Pathway. The Double Owl Pathway is an advising pathway for high-potential KSU undergraduate students who want to accelerate the attainment of a Master’s degree at KSU. For pathway options and to learn if you qualify, visit https://doubleowl.kennesaw.edu

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.  

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

Engineering Majors must take MATH 1190 in Area A2 and MATH 2202 in Area D1

Area D2: (PHYS 2211  and PHYS 2211L ) and (PHYS 2212  and PHYS 2212L )

Math or Science Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following courses:

Program Total (130 Credit Hours)

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