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Engineering

Associate in Science

Mechanical engineers apply the fundamental principles of motion and energy to serve the needs of people through the creative problem-solving process known as engineering design. These principles are represented in the subjects of solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanical systems, and material science.

Civil engineers have a broad understanding of the physical factors involved in the planning, design, and operation of public and private facilities.

Environmental engineers have a broad understanding of the engineering and scientific principles to analyze, design, and manage environmental systems, including water supplies, wastewater treatment facilities, air pollution control systems, surface and groundwater resources, and landfills.

Electrical Engineers have a broad understanding of computers, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics, materials processing, power, signals, solid state, and biomedical engineering. Engineer’s places emphasis on the fundamentals of science and mathematics and their application to the solution of contemporary problems that are within the purview of professional electrical engineers.

Biosystems engineers design solutions to technical problems that involve a critical biological component. They apply quantitative skills to create products, processes, and systems that improve human existence. Working at the interface of engineering and biology, biosystems engineers are engaged in the most important challenges of our time.

Chemical engineers convert raw materials to finished products via pathways involving chemical and physical changes. The principles of mass, energy, and momentum conservation, chemical reactions, thermodynamics, and economics are applied to develop new products and to design and operate manufacturing facilities to produce products that benefit society.

Computer engineers are concerned with the organization and design of computers and computer systems. The study of computer hardware and software, and their integration and application, is emphasized.

Materials Science Engineers learn to select and create materials used to realize engineering designs in fields such as bioengineering, microelectronics and aerospace. They also learn how to manipulate the elements of matter into the atomic arrangements that insure efficient and cost-effective materials performance, demanded by today’s advanced applications.

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Program Information

Students should look for an ABET accredited 4-year college or university upon transferring.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET): Responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs, this organization works to ensure the quality of engineering education. They also work to facilitate innovation in engineering through consulting with educational institutions and communicating with the public. The ABET’s work in promoting only the finest engineering programs helps engineers narrow the choice among accredited schools.

Degree Pathway starting with MATH-145

If you do not place into MATH-170 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I), please consult this course pathway which begins with MATH-145 (Pre-Calculus) and consult with a faculty member or academic adviser.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 72 / 74
  • Contact Hours: 80 / 82

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
MATH-145Pre-Calculus 55
BIOL-111
   and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
   and
Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4
   and
0
3
   and
3
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
Choose one of the following
COMG-153Computers A Practical Approach 33
SOCY-191Introductory Sociology 33
HIST-152World History: 1500 C.E. to the Present 44
Total 15 / 1617 / 18
Winter
MATH-170Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 55
CHEM-131
   and
CHEM-131L
   and
CHEM-131R
General Chemistry I
   and
General Chemistry I Lab
   and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
   and
0
   and
0
3
   and
3
   and
1
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
ART.-110Art Appreciation 33
Total 1618
Spring / Summer
MATH-180*Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 55
SOCY-191**
  or
HIST-152
Introduction to Sociology
  or
World History: 1500 C.E. To the Present
3
  or
4
3
  or
4
Total 8 / 98 / 9
Year Two
Fall
MATH-250Multivariable Calculus 55
PHYS-287
   and
PHYS-287L
General Physics I
   and
General Physics I Lab
5
   and
0
5
   and
2
Choose one of the following
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 1416
Winter
MATH-280Differential Equations 44
PHYS-288
   and
PHYS288L
General Physics II
   and
General Physics II Lab
5
   and
0
5
   and
2
ENGR-247Vector Mechanics I (Statics) 33
ECON-221Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
Total 1618
Spring / Summer
ENGR-249 *Vector Mechanics II (Dynamics) 33
Total 33
Notes
*Spring
**Summer

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 67 / 69
  • Contact Hours: 75 / 77

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
MATH-170Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 55
BIOL-111
  and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
  and
Fundamentals of Biology LAB
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
Choose one of the following:
COMG-153Computers A Practical Approach 33
SOCY-191Introductory Sociology 33
HIST-152World History: 1500 C.E. to the Present 44
Total 15 / 1617 / 18
Winter
MATH-180Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 55
CHEM-131
  and
CHEM-131L
  and
CHEM-131R
General Chemistry I
  and
General Chemistry I Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
ART.-110Art Appreciation 33
Total 1618
Spring / Summer
SOCY-191
  or
HIST-152
Introductory Sociology
  or
World History: 1500 C.E. To the Present
3
  or
4
3
  or
4
Total 3 / 43 / 4
Year Two
Fall
MATH-250Multivariable Calculus 55
PHYS-287
  and
PHYS-287L
General Physics I
  and
General Physics I Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 1416
Winter
MATH-280Differential Equations 44
PHYS-288
  and
PHYS288L
General Physics II
  and
General Physics II Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
ENGR-247Vector Mechanics I (Statics) 33
ECON-221Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
Total 1618
Spring / Summer
ENGR-249Vector Mechanics II (Dynamics) 33
Total 33
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