Pre-Engineering (PENG)

Description

The Pre-Engineering program provides students with the academic foundation needed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in engineering science, such as electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, computer, or environmental engineering.

Students earn an Associate of Science degree and are prepared to enter their bachelor’s degree program with up to 63 semester credit hours already completed. Students must consult with their academic advisor before choosing electives, to ensure that elective courses meet the requirements of the college or university where they plan to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Students must meet the requirements set by the institution they will transfer to. Completing the Pre-Engineering degree does not guarantee acceptance at another college or university.

Program Code

PENG.AS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Transfer to a 4-year Engineering or Engineering Technology degree program after completing the Pre-Engineering associate's degree

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Possible job titles after completing the Pre-Engineering degree, and successful transfer and completion of 4-year degree program, include:
  • Mechanical Engineer and Technologist
  • Materials Engineer and Technologist
  • Biomedical Engineer and Technologist
  • Chemical Engineer and Technologist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer and IT Engineer
  • Electrical/ Electronics Engineer
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varies, depending on 4-year degree completed

Employment Outlook

Good. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in Engineering will either grow at a steady pace or increase rapidly, depending upon the engineering field.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Dayton
  • Xavier University

Curriculum

Pre-Engineering (PENG)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
CIT 120 Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications ( B) 4 2 5
CHE 131 General Chemistry 1 Lab ( G) 0 3 1
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
CHE 121 General Chemistry 1 ( G) 4 0 4
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 1 (G)   3 0 3
Semester 2      
PHY 201 Physics 1: Calculus-Based ( G) 4 2 5
MAT 251 Calculus 1 ( G) 5 0 5
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective (T)   2 2 3
Semester 3      
COMM 110 Public Speaking ( G) 3 0 3
PHY 202 Physics 2: Calculus-Based ( G) 4 2 5
MAT 252 Calculus 2 ( B) 5 0 5
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 2 (G)   3 0 3
Semester 4      
CIT 130 Engineering Programming with MATLAB ( T) 2 3 3
MAT 253 Calculus 3 ( B) 5 0 5
XXX XXX Social Science Elective 1 (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Social Science Elective 2 (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   57 14 63

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Topics in Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Arts/Humanities Electives 6
Any Transfer Module course from ART, CULT, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE  
Technical Elective 1 3
Any CET, CMT, BMET, EET, EMET, EVS, EVT, MET, PSET, SET  
Social Science Electives 12
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC  
1

Program Chair consent required

Contacts

Program Chair
George Armstrong, PE, PS, LS, BS
(513) 569-1745