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Georgia Southern University Ranked Nationally for Engineering Technology Degrees

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has ranked Georgia Southern University’s Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Technology among the nation’s leaders in American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)enrollment and degrees awarded.

The organization ranked Georgia Southern 28 in the nation for total graduates (71), 26 for women graduates (6), and 18 for total enrollment (541). The rankings are based on Fall 2008 semester enrollment and graduation information submitted by the University.

‘This is an outstanding recognition for our mechanical, electrical and civil engineering technology degree programs,” said Bret Danilowicz, Dean of Georgia Southern University’s Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology. ‘Georgia Southern offers an outstanding opportunity for students to earn engineering technology degrees in a variety of fields and these rankings demonstrate the growth of these popular programs.”

Georgia Southern’s Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology offers four undergraduate programs of study in Engineering Technology, Engineering Studies, and Technical Management. The department also offers a graduate degree in Master of Technology. Students can receive Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing. All are accredited programs and are taught by faculty members that have a doctorate degree in their field and substantial industrial experience. Through a unique partnership, students who desire a degree in Engineering from Georgia Tech may also enroll in the Engineering Studies program (GTREP) for freshman and sophomore years and upon completion of the first two years transfer to Georgia Tech’s campus in Atlanta or Savannah.

Georgia Southern’s Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET). One of the popular features of the Civil Engineering Technology program is the opportunity for qualified students to work in their major field and gain valuable job experience while they are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Civil Engineering Technology graduates are involved in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities essential to modern life. These typically include urban development; structures of all types including buildings and bridges; transportation systems including highways, railroads, airports and waterways; water supply, distribution and disposal systems; and environmental pollution control.

‘Each of these programs continues to grow and employers are interested in our students because of the diverse experience and knowledge they gain both in and out of the classroom,” says Danilowicz. ‘While this is our first year to be ranked nationally, our goal is to continue to move up the rankings as we continue to attract outstanding students from around the world.”
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 115 degree programs serving nearly 18,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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