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Engineering Transfer (A.S.)

Official Title of Major: Engineering Transfer, A.S.

Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 63

About the Engineering Department

Purpose: Offers an opportunity to complete the first two years of a four-year engineering degree. Engineers design, analyze, build, and test technological hardware, such as electronic systems and computers, automobiles and aircraft, communication equipment, roads and bridges.

This Engineering Transfer, AS, degree program should be selected by individuals looks to pursue a four-year degree in mechanical, civil, aerospace, computer, biomedical, environmental, or chemical engineering.  This degree is primarily comprised of foundation courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.  Through a selection of technical electives, this degree will become more focused in whatever engineering discipline the student chooses to pursue.  Technical course requirements of transferring colleges vary so it is important to discuss course selection with an engineering transfer advisor.

Related programs offered at AACC include Electronics Engineering Technology (A.A.S.) , and Mechatronics Engineering Technology (A.A.S.) .

Additional Degree Requirements

To complete the program in two years it is necessary to take calculus (MAT 191 ) in the first term. Those not ready for calculus should take pre-calculus math (MAT 145  and MAT 146  or MAT 151 ), possibly in the summer before the first regular term.

Range of Occupations

  • Leads to occupation of Engineering

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 38 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 3 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

See General Education Arts and Humanities Requirements  for a list of approved courses.  These two courses must be from two different disciplines and have different course prefixes. 

Biological and Physical Sciences: 12 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.  These two courses must be from two different disciplines and have different course prefixes. 

Additional General Education Requirements: 3 credits

Technical electives (see list below): 14 credits

Students must complete technical elective courses from the following list.  At least one course must be a 200-level EGR course.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences or biological and physical sciences general education requirements. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Technology Requirement

Satisfied by EGR 120  

Wellness Requirement

Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Fast Track Option

This program has a Fast Track Option  for those holding a college degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Function as a productive member of an engineering design team.
  2. Explain the relevance of professional and ethical responsibilities for engineering practice.
  3. Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  4. Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

Transferring Credits to Maryland Public Four-Year Schools

Maryland public four-year colleges and universities accept a minimum of 60 and as many as 70 credits earned toward an associate degree from a Maryland public community college. Students planning to transfer should consult with an AACC academic and transfer advisor; and are advised to obtain permission from the four-year college or university when planning to transfer credits beyond the minimum degree requirements at AACC. More than 70 credits earned at AACC may be transferred if outlined within an established transfer agreement. Current transfer agreements can be found on the AACC Transfer Partners webpage.

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