Associate in Science
The Engineering Science Transfer Associate in Science degree program is designed to provide the courses usually found in the first year of a bachelor’s degree program in engineering. The program is particularly appropriate for students who are not ready to take calculus when they begin college studies, as this program includes precalculus mathematics. This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
Academic advisors and transfer counselors work closely with students to assist them with course planning in accordance with their intended bachelor’s degree major and transfer institution. Graduates of this program will transfer as sophomores and probably require the equivalent of approximately three years of full-time study to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Career and Transfer Outlook:
Career opportunities are open to students who transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree. Engineers design complex systems, solve technical problems, and provide supervision and leadership.
Students should plan on taking mathematics courses immediately and continue taking math courses until all mathematics requirements are fulfilled.
Students who have not had any prior computer programming experience must take Introduction to Computer Science (CSC 101) prior to taking Programming I (CSC 151). Students who place into or below MAT 080 on the college placement test are encouraged to take Exploring Technology (ITC 100). Students are also encouraged to take Introduction to Engineering (EGR 101) as soon as they satisfy the prerequisite. Students should check the requirements of their transfer institution to determine if Inorganic Chemistry I and II are required for their program.
Graduates of the Engineering Science program are prepared to:
- Design a system, component or process to produce a desired result;
- Research and analyze information, and apply critical thinking to draw conclusions;
- Work effectively in a multi-discipline team;
- Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using engineering tools and/or advanced mathematics and science;
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
- Demonstrate professionalism by behaving ethically and showing initiative to learn independently.