Engineering, Associate in Science

The Associate in Science in Engineering is designed to prepare students for transfer into an Engineering baccalaureate program by providing foundational training in core courses across the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Use the scientific method to investigate phenomena in the natural world and use concepts, experiments, and/or theory to explain them.
  • Use the engineering method to solve technical problems or create products or processes.
  • Analyze and evaluate complex issues or problems, draw reasoned conclusions and/or generate solutions, and effectively communicate their results.

Associate in Science Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
Select at least 18 units from the following:18
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Calculus of Several Variables
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Science and Engineering Physics I
Science and Engineering Physics II
Science and Engineering Physics III
Select at least 7 units from the following:7
Introduction to Engineering
Engineering Design Graphics
Engineering Materials
Engineering Statics
Engineering Circuits
and Engineering Circuits Laboratory
Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB
Additional Requirements
Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units. 135
Total Units60

Contact an MPC counselor for major preparation at specific institutions.

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.