Engineering Science Degree AS

Code: AS.ENGIN.SCI

The A.S. Degree Program in Engineering Science is designed for students who enjoy applying their knowledge to the analysis, design, and construction of physical devices.  Engineering disciplines draw on the concepts of thermodynamics, fluid flow, stress and strain, electricity and magnetism, mathematics and software modeling, and complex forces.

Students who obtain an AS in Engineering Science from Bergen Community College will be prepared to continue at a four year college for more advance content and specialized fields such as Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical, Chemical and Civil Engineering. Students should check the course requirements at the destination 4-year college and choose electives appropriately.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate foundational technical drawing skills.
  • Demonstrates the use of structured programming principles for the solution of engineering problems.
  • Work in teams to demonstrate proper and safe use of instrumentation and software in performing laboratory measurements and analysis to develop a growing sense of error sources that affect accuracy and precision of experimental results.
  • Demonstrate logical reasoning in problem solving by using appropriate mathematics (high level algebra and calculus), diagrams, and the principles of physics and chemistry
  • Demonstrate clear scientific writing skills and proper terminology to describe the principles of physics and chemistry.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

MAT-280Calculus I

4

PHY-280Physics I

4

CHM-140General Chemistry I

3

CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab

1

DFT-107Drafting I

2

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

PHY-290Physics II

4

MAT-281Calculus II

4

CIS-270Programming for Science Applications

3

CHM-240General Chemistry II

3

CHM-241General Chemistry II - Lab

1

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective*† 3
  Social Science Elective*‡ 3

PHY-291Physics III [Fall Only]

4

MAT-282Calculus III

4

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:17

PHY-291 Offered only in fall semesters

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective*† 3
  Free Elective‡‡ 3
PHY-294Engineering Mechanics [Spring Only]

4

MAT-283Differential Equations

4

Total Credit Hours:14

PHY-294 Offered only in spring semesters.

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective*

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

MAT-280Calculus I

4

MAT-281Calculus II

4

PHY-280Physics I

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

PHY-290Physics II

4

PHY-291Physics III [Fall Only]

4

PHY-294Engineering Mechanics [Spring Only]

4

CHM-140General Chemistry I

3

CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab

1

CHM-240General Chemistry II

3

CHM-241General Chemistry II - Lab

1

CIS-270Programming for Science Applications

3

DFT-107Drafting I

2

MAT-282Calculus III

4

MAT-283Differential Equations

4

PHY-291 Offered only in fall semesters.

PHY-294 Offered only in spring semesters.

Total Credit Hours: 33

Free Elective‡‡

Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

†Recommended: HIS-101 History of Western Civilization to the Reformation and HIS-102 History of Western Civilization since the Reformation

‡Recommended: ECO-101 Macro Economics

‡‡ Recommended: ECO-201 Micro Economics

‡‡‡Offered only in fall semesters.

‡‡‡‡Offered only in spring semesters.