LSC-CyFair Engineering Department
- to help ease students’ transfer from community college to baccalaureate engineering program;
- for students planning a career in an engineering field;
- to assist students in saving tuition money by completing basic coursework at the community college;
- and to expand the pipeline into engineering careers and produce more engineering graduates.
The AS in Engineering degree is designed to transfer as a degree, rather than on a course-by-course basis, and the courses correspond to equivalent university degree coursework as agreed upon through the Texas Coordinating Board Voluntary Transfer Compact. Click here for more information.
In general, the first year of study is common to all of the Associates of Engineering degrees and the second year involves some divergence in coursework. Lone Star College System now offers the Associates of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is finalizing plans for Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, and Biomedical Engineering.
What academic background is required to enroll in Lone Star’s engineering program?
Although this is an open admissions program, the key to successfully mastering engineering coursework is a strong foundation in mathematics (students entering the program must be college Calculus-ready and have already taken college algebra and trigonometry, or the equivalent).
Will the courses transfer to any university engineering program?
Students who successfully complete the requirements of this program will be eligible for admission to a university engineering degree program with junior standing. However, each engineering college has their own admissions requirements and we encourage students to refer to the Transfer Compact (see above) and contact an advisor in the targeted transfer school(s) as early as possible to ensure they are taking the most appropriate coursework for that institution.
How do I get started?
Enroll in the college, meet with an advisor, attend a STEM orientation on campus, and enroll in the courses recommended below. If you’re not sure which engineering field is right for you, make sure to take Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1201) the first semester which will give you an overview of the industry, the various sub-disciplines, and types of engineering careers. At the end of the first semester, you will be encouraged to declare an particular associate of science in engineering.
What if I don’t know which engineering discipline I want to pursue?
We suggest you talk with engineers from various fields. These sites may also help narrow your focus:
- TryEngineering.org: Become an Engineer
- STAY WITH IT: What is Engineering?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Architecture and Engineering Occupations
- Salary.com for Business: Engineering Skills & Competencies
Which engineering course and degrees does LSC Cy Fair currently offer?
As we are in a roll out phase for our program, we suggest you check this site for the most up to date information.
Are scholarships available?
Lone Star offers a limited number of engineering-specific scholarships and there are also community college engineering scholarships offered by external entities. Both are listed in this link.
Faculty and Staff
Dr. Claire Phillips
Office: HSC 204C
Dr. Ann Van Heerden
Office: TECH 100C
Dr. Yiheng Wang
Associate Professor of Engineering
Office: TECH 200O
LSC-CyFair Engineering Department e-mail: