Jan 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Online Catalog

Engineering, A.S.

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

First Year

Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester

Semester Total:15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 14 or 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 14 or 16

Total Program Credits: 60

*The stated sequence of courses for the Professor Elmer Wolf Engineering program assumes that the student is math-ready for calculus.

Engineering Track Electives

Engineering Track Elective credits require approval of Division Dean’s office or designee and are selected dependent on the track from which the student is following.  See the tracks below.

Mechanical Engineering Track Electives

1 EGG 201 - Engineering Mechanics (Statics)  3 credit hours

2 EGG 202 - Engineering Mechanics (Dynamics)  3 credit hours

3 MET 106 - Engineering Materials and Processes  3 credit hours

Civil Engineering Track Electives

1 EGG 201 - Engineering Mechanics (Statics)  3 credit hours

2 EGG 202 - Engineering Mechanics (Dynamics)  3 credit hours

Elective 3 credits

Electrical Engineering Track Electives

1 EGG 111 - Engineering & Computer Graphics  2 credit hours

2 EGG 251 - Digital Design  3 credit hours

3 EGG 207 - Principles of Electrical Engineering  4 credit hours

Chemical Engineering Track Electives

1 CHE 211 - Organic Chemistry I  5 credit hours

2 Elective 4 credits (CHE 212 - Organic Chemistry II  recommended 5 credit hours)

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information