Engineering

Associate of Science (AS) - 60 credits

About this program
The Associate of Science in Engineering consists of sequential math, physics and other science courses that will transfer to either a BS in physics or to diverse engineering programs at many four-year colleges and universities. An AS in Engineering will also create options for technical jobs in the upcoming new energy sector. In general, a degree in engineering has been and will continue to be an excellent platform for success across a wide range of careers in the private sector and in government, schools, colleges and universities.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of scientific theories and the scientific method.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to formulate and test hypotheses or scientific principle by performing laboratory or field experiments.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to collect, organize, analyze and interpret experimental data, perform statistical and graphic analyses by employing appropriate mathematical treatment, recognize and determine sources of error, and evaluate numerically experimental uncertainty.
  4. Communicate experimental findings, analyses, and interpretation and results both orally and in writing.
  5. Demonstrate significant proficiency with the use of algebra, trigonometry and calculus to analyze equations of physics and chemistry and solve problems.
  6. Demonstrate capacity to analyze different physics word problems, translate them to mathematical forms, solve them and effectively communicate the results in writing.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to use dimensional analysis for problem solving.
  8. Demonstrate the capacity to set up laboratory apparatus to perform experiments using schematic drawings and with minimal instruction.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking and appreciate the breadth of applications of mathematics, logic and statistics to make decisions.
  10. Analyze the logical connections among the facts, goals and implicit assumptions relevant to a problem or claim; generate and evaluate implications that follow from them.
  11. Gather factual information and apply it to a given problem in a manner that is relevant, clear, comprehensive and conscious of possible bias in the information selected.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
48 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in courses
9 Restricted electives in special requirements
60 Total

Engineering - Associate of Science (AS) (Mhd)

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CHEM1111 CHEM1111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I 5
CHEM1112 CHEM1112 - General Inorganic Chemistry II 5
COMM1120 COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ENGL1101 ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
ENGR2210 ENGR2210 - Engineering Mechanics I 3
ENGR2220 ENGR2220 - Engineering Mechanics II 3
ENGR2230 ENGR2230 - Mechanics of Materials 3
MATH1134 MATH1134 - Calculus I 5
MATH1135 MATH1135 - Calculus II 5
MATH2231 MATH2231 - Calculus III 4
MATH2259 MATH2259 - Differential Equations 4
PHYS1412 PHYS1412 - University Physics II 5

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ENGL1205 ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
ENGL1210 ENGL1210 - Writing About Current Issues 3
ENGL1215 ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 General Education w/MnTC Goals. A minimum of 2 additional goal areas must be met through elective general education courses.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
6 General Education w/MnTC goals OR ENGR2970 OR CADD1000 OR CADD2120
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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CHEM1111 CHEM1111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I 5
ENGL1101 ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
MATH1134 MATH1134 - Calculus I 5

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 General Education w/MnTC Goals. A minimum of 2 additional goal areas must be met through elective general education courses.

1st Spring Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CHEM1112 CHEM1112 - General Inorganic Chemistry II 5
ENGR2210 ENGR2210 - Engineering Mechanics I 3
MATH1135 MATH1135 - Calculus II 5

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ENGL1205 ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
ENGL1210 ENGL1210 - Writing About Current Issues 3
ENGL1215 ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

2nd Fall Term - 13 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
COMM1120 COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ENGR2220 ENGR2220 - Engineering Mechanics II 3
MATH2231 MATH2231 - Calculus III 4

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 General Education w/MnTC goals OR ENGR2970 OR CADD1000 OR CADD2120

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ENGR2230 ENGR2230 - Mechanics of Materials 3
MATH2259 MATH2259 - Differential Equations 4
PHYS1412 PHYS1412 - University Physics II 5

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 General Education w/MnTC goals OR ENGR2970 OR CADD1000 OR CADD2120