Go farther with your associate degree in mechanical engineering
Stay at Lone Star College while getting your Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with SFA. The 2+2 mechanical engineering program offers SFA’s mechanical engineering curriculum and coursework right where you left off with your associate degree in engineering.
Beginning in fall 2023, SFA will offer online mechanical engineering core coursework remotely then shift to face-to-face instruction once the program populates. In-person classes are set to begin in fall 2024 on the Lone Star College - Kingwood campus.
Online classes will be held as a synchronous remote learning experience. This means you can log in from the comfort of your home but must do so at the same time as your professor and classmates to watch your professor’s lecture live. SFA professors also will be available for online office hours and tutoring sessions.
This program is great for students working toward a career in mechanical engineering but who need to stay in the Houston area. 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 career areas.
- Aerospace: Apply fluid mechanics, material sciences and vibrations knowledge to design and maintain future aircraft and spacecraft.
- Mechatronics: Design the next generation of automated systems using material sciences, mechanical vibrations and machine designs.
- Manufacturing: Improve manufacturing processes using mechanical vibrations, machine design and material sciences concepts.
- Oil and gas: Design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth's surface or from older wells using methods of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and machine design.
- Structural: Design the structures of the next generation of vehicles using engineering dynamics, mechanics of materials, mechanical vibrations and material sciences.
Classes offered for the first cohort include Foundations of Engineering II, Principles of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I.
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