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Moving Forward

Humans have always been on the move – from the earliest recordings of wheels mounted on an axle to the innovation of cars running solely on electricity. 

At SFA, we’re on the move, too.

With the advancement of technology and the ever-growing demand for mechanical engineers, we began offering our mechanical engineering program in fall 2022. As a student, you’ll get the attention you want and deserve with small class sizes taught by devoted faculty members who have built strong relationships in the engineering industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to take classes in SFA’s state-of-the-art Cole STEM Building and access to all the technology it provides.

Advance your knowledge

SFA’s mechanical engineering program is designed for students who desire to enter industry or pursue advanced studies. The curriculum provides a broad range of courses in the areas of solid mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, design and manufacturing, and dynamics. The program prepares students for careers as practicing engineers in areas such as the design and manufacturing of mechanical and, increasingly, electromechanical components and systems.

The curriculum places an emphasis on design for manufacturability, materials, modeling, simulation, process control and rapid prototyping. One important aspect of this program is the balance between theory and hands-on practice that prepares students to be effective and practical engineers when they graduate.

Careers that will move you

Students who study mechanical engineering at SFA open themselves up to an endless array of possibilities. Just to name a few, our students can pursue the following careers: 

Aerospace Engineer: Apply fluid mechanics, material sciences and vibrations knowledge to design and maintain future aircraft and spacecraft.
Mechatronics Engineer: Design the next generation of automated systems using material sciences, mechanical vibrations and machine designs.
Manufacturing Engineer: Improve manufacturing processes using mechanical vibrations, machine design and material sciences concepts. 
Structural Engineer: Design the structures of the next generation of vehicles using engineering dynamics, mechanics of materials, mechanical vibrations and material sciences.

Learn more about career opportunities and notable alumni.

BS in Mechanical Engineering

The bachelor of science in mechanical engineering requires 122 credit hours to complete.

Mechanical Engineering Sample 4-Year Plan

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Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 207

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13044, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962