Associate of Science
If you are interested in a career that will expose you to emerging technologies, let you use your hands, and prepare you for high-paying jobs or further education, the Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering may be the place you want to start.
Students who opt to get an associate degree in mechanical engineering will spend their first two years on campus completing their general education requirements and taking first- and second-year engineering classes. After that, they are eligible to receive their associate degree. They then can continue on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas while completing all their coursework on the UAFS campus.
Students who complete this program may work as:
- mechanical engineering technologists
- automotive engineering technologists
- tool designers
- stress analysts
- plant production managers
Thanks to a unique partnership between UAFS and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,
students who complete an associate engineering degree at UAFS can continue on to complete
their bachelor's degree in engineering from UA, taking all their classes, taught by
UA faculty, on the Fort Smith campus.
Special Application Procedure
Before beginning the bachelor's degree program, students must be admitted to UA.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete a bachelor's degree in engineering will have:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying the principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The mechanical engineering degree offered in cooperation with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.