Engineering, Certificate of Achievement

Engineering involves the use of science and mathematics to develop products, systems, or services that benefit society. This program prepares students for transfer into an Engineering baccalaureate program by providing coursework aligned with three key discipline clusters:

  • Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace, and Manufacturing
  • Electrical
  • Computer and Software

The Engineering Certificate of Achievement is intended to provide the shortest pathway to transfer with the greatest amount of major preparation, and includes a minimal set of General Education classes required for admissions to most university engineering baccalaureate programs.

Since individual university engineering transfer requirements differ, please confirm course selection with an MPC counselor.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Certificate of Achievement Major Requirements

Required Core
ENGR 1AIntroduction to Engineering3
MATH 20ACalculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 20BCalculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 20CCalculus of Several Variables4
MATH 32Differential Equations4
PHYS 3AScience and Engineering Physics I4
PHYS 3BScience and Engineering Physics II4
PHYS 3CScience and Engineering Physics III4
Select one Track from the following:13-23
Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace, Manufacturing Track
General Chemistry I
Engineering Design Graphics
Engineering Materials
Engineering Statics
Engineering Circuits
and Engineering Circuits Laboratory
Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB
Programming Methods I.5: C and C++
Electrical Track
General Chemistry I
Programming Methods I.5: C and C++
Engineering Circuits
and Engineering Circuits Laboratory
Computer, Software Track
Programming Methods I: Java
Programming Methods II: Java
Programming Methods I.5: C and C++
Discrete Structures
Discrete Mathematics
Engineering Circuits
and Engineering Circuits Laboratory
Total Units44-54

Recommended GE Courses Required for Transfer

ENGL 1ACollege Composition3-5
or ENGL 1AE College Composition: Enhanced
ENGL 1BIntroduction to Literature3
or ENGL 2 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking
SPCH 1Public Speaking3
or SPCH 2 Small Group Communication

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.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGR 1A Introduction to Engineering 3
MATH 20A Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
Engineering Track Course 3-5
MATH 20B Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
PHYS 3A Science and Engineering Physics I 4
Engineering Track Course 3-5
Year 2
MATH 20C Calculus of Several Variables 4
PHYS 3B Science and Engineering Physics II 4
Engineering Track Course 3-5
Engineering Track Course 3-5
PHYS 3C Science and Engineering Physics III 4
MATH 32 Differential Equations 4
Engineering Track Course 3-5
Engineering Track Course 3-5
 Total Units49-61