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.
Demonstrate an understanding of scientific theories and the scientific method.
Demonstrate the ability to formulate and test hypotheses or scientific principle by performing laboratory or field experiments.
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.
Communicate experimental findings, analyses, and interpretation and results both orally and in writing.
Demonstrate significant proficiency with the use of algebra, trigonometry and calculus to analyze equations of physics and chemistry and solve problems.
Demonstrate capacity to analyze different physics word problems, translate them to mathematical forms, solve them and effectively communicate the results in writing.
Demonstrate the ability to use dimensional analysis for problem solving.
Demonstrate the capacity to set up laboratory apparatus to perform experiments using schematic drawings and with minimal instruction.
Demonstrate knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking and appreciate the breadth of applications of mathematics, logic and statistics to make decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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