SAU Engineering is housed in a dedicated, state of the art facility near a newly renovated dormitory reserved in part for science majors. Courses emphasize solving engineering problems and obtaining practical experience through internships. The baccalaureate degree provides a broad background in mechanics of materials, structures and control systems. Our engineering program enjoys a unique partnership with local industries; real-world engineering problem‐solving is enhanced by practical experience our majors receive through industry internship opportunities. The students are also required to work on a senior capstone engineering design project overseen by a faculty member.

Program Educational Objectives

Within three to five years of graduation, after obtaining a four-year general engineering degree from Southern Arkansas University, graduates should:

  • Apply the fundamental knowledge of engineering design skills and problem-solving skills to advance professionally and intellectually in their careers beyond the entry level in the field of engineering,
  • Be effective citizens and contributors to free and democratic society through the use of technical, ethical, social, leadership, and communication skills, and
  • Be life-long learners by engaging themselves in professional activities in the field of engineering

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  2. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  3. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  4. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  5. An ability to function on a multidisciplinary team
  6. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  7. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  8. An ability to communicate effectively
  9. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  10. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  11. A knowledge of contemporary issues

Engineering Fundamentals

  • ENGR 1023/1021 Introduction to Engineering/Lab
  • ENGR 1212 Engineering Graphics
  • ENGR 2143 Statics
  • ENGR 2163 Dynamics
  • ENGR 3123 Manufacturing Processes
  • ENGR 2033 Electrical Circuits I
  • ENGR 3003 Fluid Mechanics
  • ENGR 3013 Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 3023 Heat Transfer
  • ENGR 3043 Mechanics of Materials
  • ENGR 3073 Engineering Economic Analysis
  • ENGR 3102 Solid Mechanics Lab
  • ENGR 3112 Thermal Fluid Science Lab
  • ENGR 2043 Properties of Materials
  • ENGR 4013 Machine Design
  • ENGR 4023 Senior Design Project
  • ENGR 3083 Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • ENGR 4033 Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • ENGL 3003 Advanced Professional Writing
  • ENGR 4993 Mechanical Engineering Proficiency
  • ENGR 4703 Work Experience Learning I
Program taught in:
  • English

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