Georgia (Southern) On My Mind

College expands technical, STEM programs into three new campuses

Everyone feels a little like Ray Charles after last week. To quote the late great singer, “Georgia on my mind” applies to many Americans due to the contentious Senate race still to play out in the state—not to mention the presidential heat there that came down to a matter of thousands of votes. Well, the Peach State is on the minds of students and administrators alike, too.

The Georgia Southern University Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program will now be available on the Armstrong and Liberty Campuses, as well as at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center in Warner Robins, Georgia, the college announced in a news release November 11.

Rami Haddad, Ph.D.

“By offering the MSEE program in multiple locations, we can increase the Georgia Southern footprint in providing workforce professional development to the local industries across the southeast and central Georgia regions, ultimately reflecting positively on the local economy within these regions,” said Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Rami Haddad, Ph.D. “From a Georgia Southern perspective, we are also growing our graduate programs, which is a win-win situation.”

Georgia Southern’s main campus is located in Statesboro, in the eastern part of the state. The Armstrong and Liberty campuses are in Savannah and Hinesville, respectivel.

The MSEE program features thesis and non-thesis options and is offered in a hybrid format that includes virtual, face-to-face and online courses. Three or more courses are offered each semester, with core courses offered on a one-year rotation, enabling students to complete the program in two years or less. The degree program is open to the public and is now admitting applicants for both spring and fall 2021 semesters.

The Warner Robins program will be more accessible to people at Fort Stewart and Robins Air Force Base, the college said.

“This program is particularly beneficial to Warner Robins and Fort Stewart since we have the flexibility to tailor the programs to cater to their needs, such as introducing electronic warfare courses and other specialized courses,” Haddad said. “This program gives the engineers at these locations the opportunity to engage in state-of-the-art research with highly qualified faculty at Georgia Southern.”

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