School of MECHA
This school instructs its students in all phases of Operation, Maintenance, Tactics and Logistics of Mechanized Enhanced Combat Heavy Armor (or MECHA) units in theory and in practice. Graduate from this School and you will be well prepared to “Wield the Lightning”. The Mecha School is administered through the Office of the Commandant, STARFLEET Marine Corps Academy by the Mecha Branch Director.
The manuals necessary for these courses can be downloaded from the SFMCA Library.
ME-100 Mecha Basic Course: Step one in the Mecha Branch Education Program. This course acts as an introduction to all phases of the Mecha Branch. Prerequisite for this course: PD-100.
ME-181 Basic Mecha Engineering Course: This course will cover the basics of Mecha design and equipment. This Course requires a working knowledge of the Battletech game rules and access to a recent version of those rules in order to properly complete the course. Prerequisite for this course: ME-120.
ME-201 Advanced Mecha Course: Step two in the Mecha Branch Education Program. This course delves into Mecha Operations in more depth and detail. Prerequisite for this course: ME-100.
ME-281 Advanced Mecha Engineering Course: This course will cover advanced design considerations for Mecha and requires the student to design two different Mecha based upon mission parameters. Prerequisite for this course: ME-181.
ME-301 Mecha Branch Independent Study Course: For the final step in the Mecha Branch studies the student must complete an independent studies project. The independent studies project must either consist of a paper or another approved project. The student MUST submit a topic or project description to the Branch Director for approval. Once approved the student will then have 10 weeks to submit their independent studies project for grading.After submittal and if the student receives a grade of Honors or Distinction on a 301 level course, they will be issued an Academic Excellence Award. Prerequisite for this course: ME-201.
Before sending a request for a level -301 project please read the following:
- The Branch Director has the authority to approve or deny any and all requests for this course and their decisions are final.
- Projects MUST in some way shape or form relate to the SFMC and the branch for which you are applying to.
- You must submit a topic or project description when requesting this course. Any requests without a topic or project description will not be honored.
Below are some SUGGESTED projects. A student can either use the suggested projects or any other project that they can think of. Please note however that these are suggestions only and that directors may or may not approve them.
- College-style papers.
- Specifications / descriptions and/or technical drawings of new technology relating to the branch.
- A short story that utilizes the material in the branch.
- An addition to the branch’s manual relating to a topic not covered by the existing manual.
- A new exam and answers for the branch (Please note that this is at the Branch Directors discretion).