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Manufacturing Engineering

Major Information

The Manufacturing Engineering (MfgE) curriculum is hands-on and career- oriented. Students gain broad, practical knowledge in the major areas of Manufacturing Engineering. Manufacturing engineers work closely with mechanical, electrical and other engineers as a member of the design team to ensure manufacturability of the product while considering recycling and other aspects of the product life cycle. They also concentrate on the facilities, equipment, processes and methods necessary for the efficient and safe production of products in a globally competitive environment. Manufacturing engineers direct and coordinate the processes for transforming materials into products and guide the design, and conduct analysis and modification of product design to ensure the viability of the design for manufacturability.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Master of Science in Applied Engineering
    • Concentrations: Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Management, Graduate Certificate in Engineering & Manufacturing Management, Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety & Environmental Compliance

Sample Occupations

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Engineer Manager
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Systems Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Field Service
  • Machine and Product Design
  • Energy Exploration
  • Product Systems Evaluation
  • Drafter
  • Production Supervision
  • Engineer Technician
  • Plant Operation/ Management
  • Product Development
  • Systems Engineer

Sample Work Settings

  • Government Agencies
  • Consulting Engineering Firms
  • Utility companies
  • Private Laboratories
  • Industrial Firms
  • Manufacturing firm

Sample Employers

  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Southern Nuclear
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Southern Company
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • SNF Holding Company
  • Great Dane
  • Textron Specialized Vehicles
  • US Army
  • Lockheed Martin
  • US Navy
  • Delta Air Lines
  • PCC Airfoils
  • AT&T
  • NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • CB&I
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas
  • Nordson Adhesive Dispensing Systems
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Eagle Motorsports
  • Eaton – Lighting
  • Daniel Defense, Inc.
  • Continental

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2 bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $15

Self Directed Search – $15

https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/s tudents/assessments/

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://www.myjsi.com/NACE/jobseekers/salary-calculator.php

Professional Organizations

Association of Energy Engineers

www.aeecenter.org

American Solar Energy Society 

www.ases.org

American Nuclear Society 

www.new.ans.org

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Professional Tips

  • Complete a Manufacturing Engineering  internship/co-op. 
  • Join a student organization.
  • Seek out research opportunities.

Résumé Tips

  • Include ABET accreditation in the Education section if you are obtaining an undergraduate degree.
  • Include project experiences such as capstone projects.
  • Include technical skills such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, & ANSYS.
  • Include professional associations such as SME.

Last updated: 1/10/2022