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Engineering, A.S.

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Program Description

Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Science, Industrial and Mechanical

Professor Elmer Wolf Engineering Program

The Engineering program offers the first two years of a four-year engineering curriculum and prepares graduates for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at leading engineering colleges throughout the country. The first two years are common to most fields of engineering (e.g., civil, electrical, and mechanical), but in the second year some students may begin to specialize in a field of their choice (e.g., chemical engineering).

Union County College has dual admissions and formal transfer agreements with New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, and other colleges. Due to the diversity of engineering curricula in certain fields of specialization, it is sometimes necessary for graduates to take one or two additional courses before attaining junior status at the transferring college.

The stated sequence of courses for the Engineering program assumes the completion of all prerequisites for the mathematics courses or satisfactory performance on the College Level Mathematics exam. Contact the STEM Division for further information.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Employ computer software applications to represent and solve technical problems;
  • Analyze problems of a technical nature and evaluate the merits of alternative proposals in the design of computer based solutions;
  • Perform laboratory procedures and assess the validity of experimental/diagnostic data;
  • Employ critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve technical problems;
  • Express and interpret both technical and non-technical concepts orally, in writing, and in electronic formats;
  • Demonstrate information literacy through familiarity and the effective use of engineering information resources.

After Union County College

Graduates are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

See Course Prerequisites for MAT 171 , EGG 105 , and CST 162 

First Year

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 14-15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 14-16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 16-18

Total Program Credits: 60-65

*Technical Electives

Technical Elective credits require approval of Division Dean’s office or designee and are chosen from list below.

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