Engineering

 

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Department Head: Dr. Jim Belcher

Advising Coordinator: JoAnn Chandler

Phone: 479.788.7129

College Website: College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
 

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

BS - Electrical Engineering
BS - Mechanical Engineering
Other Majors in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
 

Majors

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering provides a comprehensive engineering education with a focus on the design of electrical, electronic and computer systems. Examples of such systems include electric vehicle technology, wireless communication, microprocessors, and power. The curriculum combines a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of engineering with integrated analysis and design topics. Numerous hands-on lab and design experiences provide students the opportunity to use their knowledge, test their analysis, and work in a team environment.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering provides a comprehensive engineering education with a focus on the design of mechanical and thermal systems. The curriculum combines a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of engineering with integrated analysis and design topics. Numerous hands-on lab and design experiences provide students the opportunity to use their knowledge, test their analysis, and work in a team environment.

What can you do with an Engineering degree?

Electrical Engineering:

  • Electrical test engineer
  • Electrical-design engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Electronics-design engineer
  • Power-distribution engineer
  • Power-transmission engineer

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Tool designer
  • Stress analyst
  • Plant production management

Websites for Career Research

Why should you choose to major in Engineering?

Electrical Engineering:

  • Prepares students for engineering careers using innovative hands-on curriculum.
  • Provides opportunities to work with emerging technology such as electric vehicles and wireless systems.
  • Combines your knowledge of math and science to design things that help people.
  • Provides many internship opportunities with companies in the Fort Smith region.
  • Is a broad discipline that will enable you to work in many different fields such as Aerospace, Industrial, and Computer Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Prepares students for engineering careers using innovative hands-on curriculum.
  • Provides opportunities to design, fabricate, test and implement with exciting projects such as go-kart design, mini-Baja racing, and biomechanical systems.
  • Combines your knowledge of math and science to design things that help people.
  • Provides many internship opportunities with companies in the Fort Smith region.
  • Is a broad discipline that will enable you to work in many different fields such as Aerospace, Industrial, and Computer Engineering.

Special Application Procedures

Prior to taking junior level engineering classes you must be admitted to the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.
 

Internship Opportunities

  • Baldor
  • Rheem
  • SLW Automotive
  • HSA Engineering
  • Too many others to list!
     

Undergraduate Research Opportunities 

In Electrical Engineering:

  • Electric Vehicle Technology
  • Wireless Communication
  • Pulsed Power
  • Electromagnetics

In Mechanical Engineering:

  • Biomechanics
  • Vibration
  • Metamaterials
  • Robotics

Academic Clubs and Organizations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Women Engineers

Graduates/Careers

While most UAFS students work in the Fort Smith region, recent graduates have also found employment in Kansas City, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, and Baltimore.

Accreditation

The Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degrees are offered in cooperation with the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. The degrees are accredited by ABET.