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Georgia Southern offers practical graduate degrees in engineering and computing

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Finding the perfect graduate degree in engineering and computing can be a challenge, especially since this is where you start to build your future career.

The right program must have challenging coursework and prepare you to succeed in a world of rapid change; a world where technology and materials are reshaping the way engineers, computer scientists and IT professionals do their work.

The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing at Georgia Southern University prides itself not only on its rigorous standards of academic excellence, but also its emphasis on experiential learning, providing the practical training that will prepare you to be a leader in your field.

Here, graduate students work alongside faculty in the lab, using the latest equipment and research methods to solve real-world problems. They present scholarly papers and research, and network with industry professionals at national conferences.

When you pursue a graduate degree at the College of Engineering and Computing, you aren’t just getting an education, you’re forging an exciting path to your career.

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Georgia Southern currently offers two master’s degrees in engineering and computing: the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) and the Master of Science in Applied Engineering (MSAE) — programs with a wide range of concentrations for you to explore.

The MSCS offers advanced, full-time study opportunities in Computer Science, as well as concentrations in Data Mining and Data Warehousing — the only concentrations of their kind in Georgia, and one of only a handful in the United States.

The MSAE offers several study options that allow you to design a program of study that meets your personal goals. Students have graduated into successful careers in engineering, from automotive engineering, mechatronics for theme parks and other entertainment, as well as traditional roles in civil engineering, electrical engineering and IT.

Explore concentrations in:

  • Civil Engineering and Construction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Science
  • Engineering Management
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechatronics

In addition, the College of Engineering and Computing is expecting US Department of Education approval for four new master’s programs, which will be broken out of the MSAE concentrations:

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Graduate students from the College of Engineering and Computing have set a standard of excellence in the classroom, in the lab and their careers.

Martin Muinos (‘17), an MSAE graduate with a concentration in energy science, received a US$138,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to work with renewable fuels. He is now a project engineer with FEV North America, Inc., an engineering services firm that develops gasoline, diesel and alternative-fueled engines.

Brian Burns (‘15), an MSAE graduate with a concentration in mechatronics, used a research project to get an incredible job with Disney Imagineering, which builds large-scale animatronics for its theme parks and attractions. Burns built an animatronic dragon called Kronos, which used motion-tracking to interact with people. He shared his project videos with a representative at Disney, and three days later, was hired.


Georgia Southern students have gone on to work with General Motors, Briggs and Stratton, Gulfstream, Georgia Pacific, Dell and other international corporations.

Here, faculty are industry experts, many of whom came to the University after years of working in various engineering and computing roles. At the College of Engineering and Computing, these professors are conducting leading-edge research in which students can participate.

Mujibur Khan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is working with nanoparticles to create groundbreaking cancer treatments. Sungkyun Lim, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, directs cutting-edge research on electrically small antennas in one of the only anechoic chambers in the region. Dr. Lim’s research will provide a pathway into the future in an effort to wirelessly transmit power.

Valentin Soloiu, Ph.D., the Allen E. Paulson Distinguished Chair of Renewable Energy, has done extensive research on renewable fuels, and is also leading a US$500,000 project funded by the National Science Foundation to help area teachers use research in their STEM classrooms.

At Georgia Southern, there are so many ways to create the future you imagine. Through the school’s accredited and respected programs, taught and mentored by exceptional faculty and supported by a campus community focused on success, you can spread your wings and fly higher than you thought possible. Join the Eagle Nation!

Learn more about Georgia Southern’s graduate programs here.

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