Career and Academic Opportunities

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a natural follower of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. This accelerated pathway will give students a unique preparation for advanced positions, such as project manager, engineering manager, senior engineer, etc. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, salaries for individuals holding a mechanical engineering master’s degree are 9 to 13 percent higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers with only a bachelor’s degree.


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Admission Requirements


Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • KSU GPA of at least 3.20
  • 60 hours completed towards a bachelor's degree
  • 12 hours completed in residence at KSU
Double Counted Courses Include
  • ME 6210 to count for ME Technical Elective 1
  • ME 6240 to count for ME Technical Elective 2
  • ENGR 6120 to count for Math or Science Elective
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline. Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements).

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Department / College
Mechanical Engineering / Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Q Building, Room Q140

Advising Contact
Catharine Groover, Academic Advisor
cgroove6@kennesaw.edu
470-578-3138

Graduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Department / College
Mechanical Engineering / Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Q Building, Room 127

Advising Contact
Dr. Valmiki Sooklal, Assistant Department Chair
vsooklal@kennesaw.edu
470-578-3864