Associate in Engineering Science Degree

Engineering Science - ENGR.AES.B09

Learn More about a career in Engineering Science 

The Engineering Science transfer curriculum is intended for students planning a career in an engineering field. In general, the first year of study is common to all fields. The second year involves some divergence of course work, particularly in the fields of electrical and chemical engineering, but a high degree of similarity remains among courses in other engineering fields. Students who earn the Engineering Science associate degree may choose one of the following specific fields of engineering at a senior institution: aeronautical, astronautical, ceramic, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and metallurgical engineering. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Program administrator: Dr. Frederick Cooper, email fcooper@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8758

Engineering Science (8-9 courses)
Credit hours: 30

Complete all four sub-requirements:

  1. Computer Science - 3 credit hours

  • * COSC 2613 - Computer Programming for Science and Engineering

  2. Engineering Specialty courses - 8 credit hours

      Choose at least 8 credits from the following list:

  • CHEM 2714 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2724 - Organic Chemistry II
  • * ENGR 1613 - Statics
  • * ENGR 1623 - Dynamics
  • * ENGR 2613 - Electrical Circuits and Networks

  3. Mathematics - 7 credit hours

  • * MATH 2534 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • * MATH 2613 - Differential Equations

  4. Physics - 12 credit hours

  • * PHYS 2614 - Physics I
  • * PHYS 2624 - Physics II
  • * PHYS 2634 - Physics III

Communications General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 6

Both courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

  • * CHEM 1514 - General Chemistry I
  • * CHEM 1524 - General Chemistry II

Mathematics General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 9

  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • * MATH 2524 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Humanities General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 6

Choose two IAI humanities courses. Some transfer institutions are specific about the selection of these courses. The student should seek advisement from the four-year engineering college he/she plans to attend.

Social and Behavioral Science (2 courses)
Credit hours: 6

Choose two IAI social and behavioral science courses. *ECON 1553 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 1563 - Principles of Microeconomics are recommended. Some transfer institutions are specific about the selection of these courses. Students should seek advisement from the four-year engineering college he or she plans to attend.

Elective (1 course)
Credit hours : 3

Choose one of the following options: an engineering specialty course listed above, or an IAI social and behavioral science course, or an IAI humanities course.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION – 68

*Course has prerequisite.

Engineering Science A.E.S.—Suggested course sequence

Fall
* CHEM 1514 4 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2515 5 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* CHEM 1524 4 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2524 4 cr. hrs.
* PHYS 2614 4 cr. hrs.
* COSC 2613 3 cr. hrs.

Summer
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
Engineering Specialty course 4 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2534 4 cr. hrs.
* PHYS 2624 4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* MATH 2613                          3 cr. hrs.
* PHYS 2634                   4 cr. hrs.
Elective          3 cr. hrs.
Engineering Specialty course              4-6cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional Program Information

Students are encouraged to select one course in either the Humanities and Fine Arts or the Social and Behavioral Sciences that emphasizes non-Western cultures or minority cultures within the United States.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select at http://www.transfer.org/. U.Select is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.