Courses & Programs

Engineering Science

This program offers an alternative Engineering option to those students who are interested in Engineering, not committed to one of the traditional Engineering fields.

Armando Pardave

Faculty, Engineering

Science, Engineering & Math

Frost 380

413.552.2109 (Tel)


What will you learn?

This program offers an alternative Engineering option to those students who are interested in Engineering, not committed to one of the traditional Engineering fields.

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

Students interested in transferring to WNEU should enroll in this program. 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?

Continue your education at a four-year college or university! An engineering major opens the door to a variety of career fields. Explore your options at What Can I Do With This Major?

60-64 total credits

20 credits General Education Requirements + 15-16 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

15-16 CREDITS
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 brief discourse on the fields and functions of engineering followed by an in depth introduction to computer programming using Java with emphasis on engineering applications. Topics are decimal and binary numbers, selection and repetition structures, arrays, methods, classes, input/output and pointers. Students will write programs to be run on the college's computers. Prerequisites: MTH 104 or adequate score on the Mathematics Placement Examination
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
Explore the multidisciplinary world of robotics, and its relevance to current humanitarian, social, and environmental concerns. Modeling the fields of science and engineering, this class will be based on teamwork and cooperative problem solving in a supportive, hands on, laboratory environment. Solutions to a series of challenges will be designed, constructed, tested and revised by students working together in groups. A standard, modular, mobile robotics system will be used to design and construct robots capable of carrying out a single task or multiple tasks related to a variety of applications. The role of science, engineering and technology in modern society will also be explored. (Same as SEM 110.)Prerequisite: NoneAdditional Course Fee: $50.00 CEM fee (The fee is subject to change.)
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.

ELECTIVES

21-32 CREDITS

Select 7 from the following courses:

AST 110  |  Astronomy [E]

PHS 201  |  Physics for Engineering and Science Majors III [E]
Prerequisite: PHS 112 Co-requisite: MTH 212 or MTH 213 previously or concurrently

SEM 130  |  Topics in Science [E]

Chemistry Course (s)
(Choose from CHM 121, CHM 124, CHM 221, CHM 222)

Engineering Course (s) 
(Choose from EGR 110, EGR 111, EGR 118, EGR 195, EGR 203, EGR 205, EGR 209, EGR 222, EGR 224, EGR 250, EGR 295)

Mathematics Course (s)
(Choose from MTH 205, MTH 213, MTH 214, MTH 230, MTH 245)

Biology
(Choose any 100-level or higher biology course (s))

Any Environmental Science Course (s)
(Choose any course (s))

Sustainability Course (s)
(Choose from SUS 101, 102, 103)

Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement

General Elective 0-4


Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all CHM, EGR, MTH, and PHS prefix courses when planning to transfer to another institution. 

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 may select from Chemistry courses: CHM 121, 124, 221, 222.

Students may select from Engineering courses: EGR 109, 110, 111, 117, 118, 195, 203, 205, 221, 222, 223, 224, 250, 295.

Students may select from Mathematics courses: MTH 205, 213, 214, 230, 245.

Students may select from Sustainability courses: SUS 101,102, 103.