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Engineering A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: Gary Bradway, (413) 236-4624

Engineers are typically thought of as problem-solving, technically skilled people. However, they also need to be creative, imaginative, and aware of social needs and problems. The well-rounded education provided by this program cultivates self-knowledge and leads to the specialized fields of professional engineering.

This Engineering degree program follows the first two years at most institutions offering a baccalaureate degree in engineering, so that students who complete the program can successfully transfer to colleges like R.P.I., UMass., Clarkson, and Worcester Polytech.

Expected Outcomes 

  • Attain a broad fundamental base from which graduates are well equipped to continue their education in a variety of engineering disciplines at baccalaureate institutions.
  • Apply engineering and scientific methods to formulate and solve engineering problems both theoretically and numerically.
  • Demonstrate competence in collaboration with individuals and teams of multicultural and multidisciplinary backgrounds.
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in written, oral and graphical forms.
  • Appreciate the need for continued professional development and lifelong learning.

Graduation Requirements

Program 44 Credits
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I 4
CHM 102 Introductory Chemistry II 4
ENM 152 Engineering Calculus II 3
ENM 251 Engineering Calculus III 3
ENM 252 Engineering Calculus IV 3
ENT 162 Engineering Physics II 4
ENT 261 Engineering Physics III 4
ENT 262 Engineering Physics IV 3
MAT 253 Linear Algebra 3
MAT 254 Differential Equations 3
Scientific Computer Programming
(see footnote 1)
4
Technical Electives (see footnote 3) 6

 

General Education 22 Credits
COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
ENM 151 Engineering Calculus I 3
ENM 161 Engineering Physics I 4
  General Education Electives (see footnote 2) 6
 
Additional As Shown  
 Core Competencies Portfolio 6 Items
 Forum 12 Units
 Health/Fitness 30 Hours
 Minimum Cumulative Averages:
-Overall

2.000
-Area of specialization:
 All program requirements and ENM 

2.000 

Suggested block for program completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester                                                                 18 Credits

CHM 101    Introductory Chemistry I .................................. 4 
             
                 Scientific Computer Programming
                    (see footnote 1) .......................................... 4

ENG           English Composition/Writing ............................ 3

ENM 151     Engineering Calculus I ..................................... 3

ENT 161     Engineering Physics I ...................................... 4

Second Semester                                                            14 Credits

ENG            English Composition/Writing ........................... 3

CHM 102      Introductory Chemistry II .............................. 4

ENM 152      Engineering Calculus II .................................. 3

ENT 162      Engineering Physics II .................................... 4

Third Semester                                                               16 Credits

ENM 251      Engineering Calculus III ................................. 3

ENT 261      Engineering Physics III ................................... 4

MAT 253      Linear Algebra .............................................. 3

                  Technical Elective (see footnote 3) .................. 3

                  General Education Elective (see footnote 2) ..... 3

Fourth Semester                                  __                       18 Credits

ENM 252      Engineering Calculus IV.................................. 3

ENT 262      Engineering Physics IV ................................... 3

MAT 254      Differential Equations .................................... 3

                  Technical Elective (see footnote 3) .................. 3

COM            Communication ............................................ 3

                  General Education Elective (see footnote 2) ..... 3

Footnotes:

  1. Four or more credits from the ENT Scientific Computer Programming courses, ENT 185 , or CIS 124 . 
  2. General Education Electives chosen from two of the following: History, Humanities and Fine Arts, Behavioral and Social Science, Environmental Studies. 
  3. Technical Electives for Chemical Engineering: CHM 201 / CHM 202 or equivalent; for Electrial Engineering: ENT 203 / ENT 204 , ENT 233 / ENT 234 , or equivalent; for Mechanical Engineering: ENT 212 / ENT 213 , ENT 214 , or equivalent.