Engineering Science AS Program

Code: AS.ENGIN.SCI

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 will be prepared to continue at a four year college for more advanced content in specialized fields such as Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical, Chemical and Civil Engineering.

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

WRT-101English Composition I

3

MAT-280Calculus I

4

PHY-280Physics I

4

CHM-140General Chemistry I

3

CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

WRT-201English Composition II

3

MAT-281Calculus II

4

PHY-290Physics II

4

CIS-270Programming for Science Applications

3

-or

CIS-265Advanced Programming Concepts

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Natural Science or Mathematics restricted elective 4
COM  Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102   3

 

 

MAT-282Calculus III

4

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Social Science Elective* 3
  Natural Science or Mathematics restricted elective:
Choose from: PHY-291, PHY-294, CHM-240, DFT-107, MAT-286, CIS-165,  or NSM/CS course in consult with an advisor 
4
  Free Electives***  3
MAT-283Differential Equations

4

Total Credit Hours:17

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

Free Elective**

Total Credit Hours:3

MAT-282Calculus III

4

MAT-283Differential Equations

4

CHM-140General Chemistry I

3

CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab

1

CIS-270Programming for Science Applications

3

CIS-265Advanced Programming Concepts

3

PHY-290Physics II

4

-Plus ONE of the following courses:

PHY-291Physics III

4

PHY-294Engineering Mechanics: Statics

4

CHM-240General Chemistry II

3

DFT-107Drafting I

3

MAT-286Linear Algebra

4

CIS-165Fundamentals of Programming

3

-Natural Science or Mathematics/ Computer Science course chosen in consultation with an advisor

3-4

Total Credit Hours:27

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

**It is strongly recommended that Free Electives be chosen in consultation with an advisor from the
list of Natural Science or Mathematics/Computer Science Electives. IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course.

***Students who choose DFT-107 or a CIS course will be required to take additional credits to meet
the graduation requirements