Stephen F. Austin

Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering program is designed to prepare students for careers as practicing engineers in areas such as digital systems, embedded processor applications, digital communications, control systems, sensor networks, microelectronics and power systems. These careers are in applications, research, development, and design of electric and electronic systems and devices. Electrical engineers are involved in the design and development of telecommunications networks, cellular telephones, computer and other microprocessor-based devices, consumer electronics, control systems for space vehicles and robots, and in many aspects of the power and automotive industries.

Mechanical Engineering

The 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.

Transferring to SFA

While many students attend SFA for a majority of their courses, some students take these courses at a community college or university before attending SFA:
  • MATH 2412 - Pre-Calculus (or MATH 1314 - Algebra and MATH 1316 - Trig)
  • MATH 2413/2415 - Calculus I & II (if available)
  • ENGR 1201/2304 - Engineering (if available)
  • PHYS 2425/2426 - Physics (if available)
  • ENGL 1301/1302 - English
  • HIST 1301/1302 - History
  • GOVT 2305/2306 - Political Science
  • SPCH 1315 - Communications
  • ECON 2301 - Economics
  • ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
  • ENGL 2311 - Technical Writing
For alternative courses to those listed above, you can contact one of our faculty advisors.

Contacting Our Faculty Advisors

To learn more about our engineering programs, make an appointment with Dr. Dan Bruton:


We are currently going through the process of applying for accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ( for Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. In support of our ABET accreditation efforts, the department frequently reviews objectives, outcomes, and curricula, with input from advisory board members, employers, faculty, staff, alumni, and students.

Stephen F. Austin State University’s bachelor’s degree program in Engineering Physics has already been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

Department of Physics, Engineering, and Astronomy, P.O. Box 13044 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3044 - Office: (936)468-3001
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