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South Georgia State College approved to offer new Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

South Georgia State College has received approval from the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to offer a new Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET). The highly anticipated degree was approved September 15 at the Board of Regents meeting in Atlanta. The program is scheduled to launch fall 2021.

The new BSMET program will focus on learning the principles of mechanics and applying them to specific engineering systems. Students will also learn to design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation. Students will complete 120 credit hours in the BSMET program. There will be concentrations in engineering, mathematics, and science in addition to completing SGSC’s core curriculum courses. The program will also incorporate experiential learning opportunities through internships and hands-on training in order for students to apply the knowledge they are learning.

The BSMET program is pending final approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). If approved, the program will be housed in SGSC’s School of Sciences. Floyd Hall on SGSC’s Douglas Campus will be renovated to include a dedicated mechanical engineering technology lab and faculty office space. For more information on the new BSMET program, contact Dean of the School of Sciences Dr. Charles Johnson by phone at 912.260.4337 or email at

Posted: 09/17/2020 in Uncategorized



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