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Mechanical Engineering, BSME

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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  


This program is a part of the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology .

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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.

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

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 requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION .

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Program Course Requirements

Core IMPACTS Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum  

Core IMPACTS Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

Engineering Majors: Must take MATH 1190  in Mathematics & Quantitative Skills, MATH 2202  in Applied Math, and PHYS 2211 /2211L  and PHYS 2212 /2212L  in Natural Sciences.


Note: Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

Core Field of Study (18 Credit Hours)

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in these courses.

Major Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in these courses.

Program Total (125 Credit Hours)

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