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Associate in Science in Engineering

Division of Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 0399

A Dual Admissions Program with NJIT
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

 

Why major in Engineering?

Engineering design processes and materials are used to manufacture equipment, structures, devices, and systems of all types and sizes based on scientific and technological principles. The challenge is to continually improve these processes and materials to meet the needs of society with respect to health, safety, the environment, and energy while maintaining cost effectiveness. ECC’s Engineering A.S. degree program closely matches the first two years of B.S. degree programs in Engineering offered at four-year colleges. Students select one of the following branches of engineering: electrical, computer, biomedical, chemical, industrial, civil, or mechanical.

If I major in Engineering, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. The seven branches of engineering listed above are offered at the nearby New Jersey Institute of Technology with which ECC has a dual admissions agreement. Upon graduation from ECC, your credits will be applied to the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program in any of those engineering branches. Otherwise you may choose to transfer your credits to one of five other colleges in New Jersey or numerous other colleges in the New York metropolitan area that offer the baccalaureate in Engineering.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 17 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. Part-time students can complete the program in three or four years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Analyze and create engineering drawings; this includes being able to explain and apply the concepts of scale and orthographic projections through the use of drafting instruments and computer-aided design software;
  • Demonstrate computer competency by proficiently using engineering software applications and by creating and implementing basic programs necessary to solve problems in engineering and related fields;
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to solve problems requiring the application of fundamental engineering concepts and principles to analyze and study engineering systems; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills and professional behaviors, which include being able to effectively work as a member of a team and competently dealing with ethical issues and workplace diversity.

Note: In addition to the Engineering degree program, ECC offers Engineering Technology degree programs in the following branches: civil, electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing. Consult a program coordinator (ETCS faculty member) for a complete explanation of the difference between Engineering and Engineering Technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

(33 credits)

Written & Oral Communications (6 credits)

ENG 101 and ENG 102 (two 3-credit courses)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (8 credits)

MTH 121 and MTH 122 (two 4-credit courses)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)

CHM 103 (one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)

ECO 101 (one 3-credit course)

Choose one of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108 or SOC 219 (one 3-credit course)

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)

Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)

And choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, 101, 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)

Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(13 – 16 credits)

ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
Choose three Engineering Major electives* (three 3- to 4-credit courses)

*Note: Students should select the three Engineering Major elective courses depending on the branch of engineering they wish to pursue. This means the following:

Biomedical Engineering students should take BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO 122 Anatomy and Physiology II, and MTH 239 Introduction to Linear Algebra.
Civil Engineering students should choose three of the following five courses: CET 111 Construction Methods and Materials, CET 211 Surveying I, CET 212 Surveying II, ENR 211 Engineering Mechanics I Statics, and ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials.
Computer Engineering students should take ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits, ELC 228 Introduction to Microprocessors, and ELC 230 Circuits and Systems for Engineering.
Electrical Engineering students should take ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits, ELC 228 Introduction to Microprocessors, and ELC 230 Circuits and Systems for Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering students should take ENR 211 Engineering Mechanics I Statics, ENR 212 Engineering Mechanics II Dynamics, and ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials.
Industrial Engineering students should choose three of the following four courses: ENR 211 Engineering Mechanics I Statics, ENR 212 Engineering Mechanics II Dynamics, ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials, and MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems and Robotics.

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(19 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (one 3-credit course)
MTH 221 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4 credits)
MTH 222 Differential Equations (4 credits)
PHY 103 General Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 104 General Physics II (4 credits)

Total Credits Required for Degree: 65 – 68

 

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
MTH 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
PHY 103 General Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester
CHM 103 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
MTH 122 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
PHY 104 General Physics II (4 credits)

Summer Session
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
MTH 221 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4 credits)
Engineering Major elective (3 or 4 credits)
Engineering Major elective (3 or 4 credits)

Fourth Semester
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
MTH 222 Differential Equations (4 credits)
Engineering Major elective (3 or 4 credits)
Literature requirement (3 credits)
Art or music requirement (3 credits)

 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.