Courses & Programs

Engineering

Lay the foundation for transfer and continued study in engineering fields such as Mechanical/ Civil/Industrial, Electrical, or Computer Systems.

Armando Pardave

Faculty, Engineering

Science, Engineering & Math

Frost 380

413.552.2109 (Tel)


What will you learn?

This program provides the first two years of a traditional engineering program, in which the student chooses a particular engineering field: Mechanical/Civil/Industrial, Electrical, or Computer Systems.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon graduating from this program, students will demonstrate an ability to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • function on multidisciplinary teams
  • identify, formulate, and solve problems
  • communicate effectively
  • understand the impact of engineering in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • engage in life-long learning
  • comprehend contemporary issues.

All students are encouraged to check with their transfer institution as to what their requirements are for their particular area of interest so they do not have to take more courses than are needed.

We advise that students start their mathematics courses as soon as they enter the program.

What will you do?

This major is intended for students transferring to UMass Amherst.  For students transferring to UMass Amherst the minimum GPA is 2.7.

Explore career options at What Can I Do With This Major?

60-68 total credits

20 credits General Education Requirements + 26-27 credits Program Requirements


General Education Requirements

20 CREDITS
This course is the first half of the college composition sequence and focuses on close reading, critical thinking, beginning research skills, and the writing process. Students will read, analyze, and cite a range of nonfiction texts. Students will produce several formal essays totaling approximately 3000 words. Prerequisite: Appropriate scores on English placement tests or C- or higher in ENG 095.
This course is the second half of the first-year composition sequence and focuses on close reading, critical thinking, academic writing, research, and the writing process. Students will locate and evaluate both primary and secondary sources, and will gain skill in summarizing and synthesizing source material while employing MLA documentation. Texts will include a range of nonfiction (articles, essays, scholarly sources) and literary works. Students will produce at least 3000 words of formal written work, including a documented essay of at least 1250 words. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C-or higher.
Select from the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 103, ANT 110, ANT 114, ANT 120, ANT 130, ANT 150, ANT 250, COM 212, CRJ 110, CRJ 117, CRJ 200, CRJ 208, CRJ 209, CRJ 210, CRJ 217, ECN 100, ECN 101, ECN 102, ECN 104, ECN 105, ECN 120, ECN150, ECN 250, GEO 110, GRT 110, HON 206, HSV 120, HSV 205, HSV 208, HSV 212, HSV 226, HSV 230, LAW 215, POL 101, POL 110, POL 120, POL 125, POL 126, POL 140, POL 150, POL 230, PSY 110, PSY 202, PSY 203, PSY 210, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 217, PSY 218, PSY 220, PSY 222, PSY 224, PSY 225, PSY 226, PSY 230, PSY 233, PSY 240, PSY 242, PSY 250, PSY 260, PSY 265, PSY 270, SOC 110, SOC 130, SOC 150, SOC 204, SOC 208, SOC 213, SOC 214, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 220, SOC 240, SOC250, SSN 120, SSN 230, WST 100, WST 215, WST 217
Select from the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 103, ANT 110, ANT 114, ANT 120, ANT 130, ANT 150, ANT 250, COM 212, CRJ 110, CRJ 117, CRJ 200, CRJ 208, CRJ 209, CRJ 210, CRJ 217, ECN 100, ECN 101, ECN 102, ECN 104, ECN 105, ECN 120, ECN150, ECN 250, GEO 110, GRT 110, HON 206, HSV 120, HSV 205, HSV 208, HSV 212, HSV 226, HSV 230, LAW 215, POL 101, POL 110, POL 120, POL 125, POL 126, POL 140, POL 150, POL 230, PSY 110, PSY 202, PSY 203, PSY 210, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 217, PSY 218, PSY 220, PSY 222, PSY 224, PSY 225, PSY 226, PSY 230, PSY 233, PSY 240, PSY 242, PSY 250, PSY 260, PSY 265, PSY 270, SOC 110, SOC 130, SOC 150, SOC 204, SOC 208, SOC 213, SOC 214, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 220, SOC 240, SOC250, SSN 120, SSN 230, WST 100, WST 215, WST 217
The study of particle kinematics and dynamics, work and energy, conservation laws of energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, conservation of angular momentum, and simple harmonic motion. Calculus is used throughout the course. Corequisites: MTH 111 or MTH 113
Concepts and principles of electricity and magnetism leading to Maxwell's equations. Topics covered are charge and matter, Gauss' Law, electrical potential, capacitors and dielectrics, current and resistance, magnetic field, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, inductance, electromagnetic oscillations, alternating current, and electromagnetic waves. Prerequisites: PHS 111 Prerequisite or Corequisite: MTH 112 or MTH 114

Program Requirements

26-27 CREDITS
Functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, applications, the integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus.NOTE: MTH 162 Applied Calculus is not a substitute for MTH 113 and cannot be used as a prerequisite for MTH 114.Prerequisite: MTH 108 or adequate score on the Mathematics Placement Exam
Antiderivatives, techniques of integration, application, infinite series, approximating functions, Taylor series. Prerequisite: MTH 113 with a grade of C or better, equivalent.
Vectors in two and three dimensions, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals. Prerequisites: MTH 114

Choose any 4-credit BIO course.

A treatment of digital logic as it applies to electronic circuits. Topics include Boolean logic, logic gates, combinational and sequential devices and the simulation language Verilog. Students will be required to write Verilog programs. Prerequisite: MTH 104 or adequate score on MPE
Approximately two-thirds of the course, will be devoted to computer aided solid modeling using the SolidWorks software, with the other one-third focused on learning MATLAB, mathematics software. Emphasis will be on solving problems related to engineering, and students will be required to do their assignments using the College's microcomputer facilities. Prerequisite: MTH 104 or adequate score on the Mathematics Placement Examination
A vector treatment of the equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Topics to be included are vector algebra, forces, moments, couples, equations of equilibrium, free body diagrams, graphical techniques, constraints, structures and mechanisms, friction, centroids and moments of inertia, and method of virtual work. Prerequisites: MTH 114 and PHS 111 previously or concurrently

ELECTIVES

12 -23 CREDITS

Mechanical, Civil or Industrial Engineering Requirement

MTH 214  |  Differential Equations [D]
Credits:3
Prerequisite: MTH 212 or MTH 213, previously or concurrently

Select 3 of the following 4:

EGR 203  |  Introduction to Materials Science [D]
Credits:3
Prerequisite: CHM 101 or CHM 113 or CHM 121

EGR 222   |  Mechanics II (Strength of Materials)
Credits:3
Prerequisite: EGR 221

EGR 223  |  System Analysis (Circuit Analysis I)
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: MTH 114 previously or concurrently, and PHS 111

EGR 250  |  Thermodynamics
Credits:3
Prerequisite: MTH 114 previously or concurrently, and PHS 111

Electrical Engineering or Computer Systems Requirements

MTH 205  |  Linear Algebra [D]
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MTH 112 or 114 previously or concurrently

MTH 214  |  Differential Equations [D]
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MTH 212 or MTH 213, previously or concurrently

MTH 230  |  Discrete Mathematical Structures  [D]
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: MTH 113

EGR 118  |  Introduction to Engineering with JAVA
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: MTH 104 or adequate score on math placement exam

EGR 223  |  System Analysis (Circuit Analysis I)
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: MTH 114 previously or concurrently, and PHS 111

Select 1 of the following 3 courses:

EGR 203  |  Introduction to Materials Science [D]
Credits:3
Prerequisite: CHM 101 or CHM 113 or CHM 121

EGR 222   |  Mechanics II (Strength of Materials)
Credits:3
Prerequisite: EGR 221

EGR 224  |  System Analysis (Circuit Analysis II)
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: EGR 223

General Engineering Transfer Requirements

Chemistry Course(s): Choose from CHM 124, CHM 221, CHM 222
Credits: 4-12

Engineering Course(s): Choose from EGR 110, EGR 111, EGR 118, EGR 195, EGR 205, EGR 222, EGR 224, EGR 250, EGR 295
Credits: 4-12

Mathematics Course(s): Choose from MTH 205, MTH 213, MTH 214, MTH 230, MTH 245
Credits: 3-16

Biology Course(s): Choose any 100-level or higher Biology course
Credits: 4-12

Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirements

General Elective 0-2


Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all CHM, EGR, MTH, PHS courses in order to graduate from these programs and options.

Social Science Electives: Students are strongly suggested to select 1 course that meets diversity requirements if they are transferring to UMASS. See transfer counselor for list.

  • Students intending to transfer to UMASS in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Computer Engineering should take one course in Chemistry and one in Biology.
  • Students interested Civil Engineering and wanting to transfer to UMass should take 2 semesters of Chemistry and one of Biology.
  • Students intending to transfer to UMASS, Amherst, should take EGR 109.
  • Students transferring to WNEU in Mechanical, Civil, and Industrial should take EGR 117.
  • Students may select from Chemistry courses: CHM 124, 221, 222 (course may not count as both requirement and elective).
  • Students may select from Engineering courses: EGR 110, 111, 203, 222, 224, 250, 295. Students may select from Mathematics courses: MTH 205, 214, 230, 245.