Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Engineering Science


Program Description


The Engineering Science curriculum provides a foundation for further study toward the bachelor's degree in engineering. As such, it parallels the first two years of engineering programs offered by major universities and is applicable to any engineering discipline. Students planning to pursue baccalaureate degrees in aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, nuclear or petroleum engineering select this program. Students with other technical interests may consider other technological curricula.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Solve problems in algebra, trigonometry and calculus.
  • Solve basic problems in science and engineering.
  • Work in teams to implement projects.
  • Use computers for data acquisition and instrumentation control.
  • Communicate technical information using written, verbal and graphical presentations.
  • Transfer as engineering majors to bachelor's degree-granting institutions.

Program Entry Requirements:

Engineering Science is a demanding curriculum. Interested high school students are urged to complete a year of advanced high school mathematics that includes trigonometry and elementary functions. They should also complete a year each of high school chemistry and physics.

Students can be admitted to the program by successfully completing MATH 161 (Precalculus I) with a grade of at least a "C" Students can also be admitted if they have at least MATH 162 (Precalculus II) placement. Students who have not taken high school physics should take PHYS 105 (Survey of Physics) or PHYS 111 (General Physics I).

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Engineering Science, a minimum of 71 credits and a grade point average of 2.0 are required.

Preparation for Transfer:

The College has established articulation and dual admission agreements with area colleges and universities including Drexel and Temple universities. In the Career and Transfer Resource Center, room W2-3, and the Counseling Center, room W2-2, students may obtain information and guidance in selecting elective courses required by their transfer institutions.

Engineering Science Course Sequence

First Semester

  • ENGR 102 - Engineering Design and Laboratory I
  • MATH 171 - Calculus I
  • CHEM 121 - College Chemistry I
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition I
  • CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology

Second Semester

  • ENGR 202 - Engineering Design and Laboratory II
  • PHYS 140 - Mechanics, Heat and Sound
  • MATH 172 - Calculus II
  • MATH 270 - Linear Algebra

Summer Session I

  • ENGL 102 - The Research Paper

Third Semester

  • MATH 271 - Calculus III
  • CHEM 122 - College Chemistry II
  • ENGR 221 - Statics1
  • PHYS 241 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light

Fourth Semester

  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • MATH 272 - Differential Equations
  • ENGR 222 - Dynamics1
  • CSCI 111 - Computer Science I with Java or ENGR 205 - Materials Engineering

1 A student planning to major in Chemical Engineering at a transfer institution may substitute CHEM 221 - CHEM 222 for ENGR 221 and ENGR 222.

General Education Requirements:

All General Education requirements are met through required courses (as indicated above) except for the Interpretive Studies requirement and the American/Global Diversity requirement. Therefore, in order to graduate, students in this program must choose one course that is designated Interpretive Studies and one course that is designated American/Global Diversity. The same course may be used to fulfill both of these requirements.

Last updated Jan 2018

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Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, where more than 685,000 individuals have embarked on their path to possibilities since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. Read less