What Makes Us Unique...
Just as a family has many different characters and facets, so too does Mercer's Engineering School, and we encourage you to get to know all of them. Find out about our engineering school's rich history and background. Learn what makes our program at Mercer stand out among other engineering institutions. Meet our Dean and faculty to learn about the leaders of our close-knit community. Mercer's Engineering School is not just another institution for higher education, we take an active interest in each of our students' lives and educations, and it is this personal element that makes Mercer truly unique.
Learn from Experienced Faculty
Our faculty is one of the School of Engineering's greatest strengths. Unlike many large engineering schools, Mercer does not use teaching assistants in the classroom. Faculty members bring theoretical knowledge to the classroom, and also years of professional experience in their specialized fields. Many are involved in research projects that keep them abreast of the ever-changing needs and demands of engineering.
Valuable interactions with respected professionals
Mercer engineering students, alumni and faculty benefit significantly from associations with leading professionals. Three particular groups give generously of their time and influence to support the School.
Mercer Engineering Research Center
As the non-profit research and applied engineering arm of the University, the Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) provides objective and facts-based research services to government agencies, the Department of Defense, and a multitude of commercial entities.
The National Engineering Advisory Board
Mercer Engineering is enhanced by an enthusiastic, hard-working National Engineering Advisory Board composed of some of the country’s most respected corporate leaders. Established in 1986, the Board offers students and faculty premier research opportunities, contributes technical expertise and financial support to the School, and provides career opportunities to Mercer’s graduating engineers.
Members of the Board include representatives from companies and organizations such as Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Public Service Telephone Company, Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Hospital Corporation of America, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, The Boeing Company, FlexMedical, the Macon Economic Development Commission, Georgia Power Company and Raytheon.
The Mercer Engineering Corporate Partners Program
In 2011, the School launched an initiative designed to promote better collaboration between Mercer and engineering-related companies. As its name implies, the Corporate Partners Program offers expansive opportunities for industry to participate in networking, recruiting, advertising and mutually beneficial partnering with the School of Engineering. Company managers, engineers, technologists and associates benefit from access to the School’s faculty and students. Similarly, the University gains insights for maintaining the high quality of its engineering program.