Engineering

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 1028

The academic major for the first two years of engineering is similar for all branches of the discipline. It is designed for students ready to enroll in any engineering major--civil, ME, EE, metallurgical, aeronautical, or others. Consequently, this major provides a foundation for all phases of engineering as well as for physics and prepares students to continue their education at a four-year institution or to enter industry as paraprofessional employees.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • apply fundamental mathematics, chemistry, physics, and laboratory measurements to solve accessible engineering problems
  • analyze and make reasoned judgments dealing with engineering problems;
  • apply technology to the solution of engineering applications; and
  • analyze and explain the economic, societal, environmental, and ethical responsibilities of a professional engineer.

Prospective students with inadequate academic preparation should be aware that they may need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and corequisites for the required courses must be strictly followed.

Degree Course Requirements

CHEM121 Chemistry I A,G 4
ENGR112 Engineering Graphics G 3
COMM110 Effective Speaking G,3 3
COMP110 English Composition I A,G,1 3
COMP111 English Composition II G,2 3
MATH140 Calculus I A,G,4 4
MATH141 Calculus II G 4
MATH242 Calculus III G 4
MATH250 Differential Equations G 3
PHYS121 Physics I G 4
PHYS122 Physics II G 4
Computer Programming D 3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
Engineering Options E 12 to 15
INTG285 Integration of Knowledge F,G,5 3
ECON111 Principles of Economics: Macro 6 3
Personal Health C 3
66 to 69

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester and who are not enrolled in developmental courses. All other students will need more time to complete major requirements. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester *

CHEM121 Chemistry I A,G 4
COMM110 Effective Speaking G,3 3
COMP110 English Composition I A,G,1 3
MATH140 Calculus I A,G,4 4
Personal Health C 3
17

Second Semester

ENGR112 Engineering Graphics G 3
COMP111 English Composition II G,2 3
MATH141 Calculus II G 4
PHYS121 Physics I G 4
Cultural Perspectives B 3
15

Third Semester

Engineering Optionss E 3 or 4
OR
PHYS122 Physics II H 4
MATH250 Differential Equations G 3
Computer Programming D 3
ECON111 Principles of Economics: Macro 6 3
16 or 17

Fourth Semester

INTG285 Integration of Knowledge F,G,5 3
Engineering Options F 9 to 11
MATH242 Calculus III G 4
16 to 18

* Prepared students may take PHYS121 concurrently with MATH140 upon approval of the MaST AAD in accordance with the guide for their particular transfer program. Students accepted for this option may replace CHEM121 with another elective for this term, and take CHEM121 in place of an engineering elective in a subsequent term upon approval of the MaST department.

A Placement testing required.
B Choose from HIST111, HIST112, HIST151, HIST152, VAFA193, HUMN111, HUMN120.
C Choose from HLTH103 PSYC125.
D Choose from CISC115, CISC127 (Also see E).
E Electives are to be chosen from the following after advisement: CHEM122, ENGR222, ENGR223, ENGR224, ENGR230, ENGR240, CISC122, CISC213, MATH260.Other engineering electives may be taken upon approval of the MaST AAD.
F Any INTG course may be chosen.
G Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies College level Mathematics or Science.
5 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.
6Satisfies Social Perspectives

Students who do not seek the Associate of Arts Degree may earn the legend, "Major Requirements Satisfied", on their transcripts by successfully completing all the courses listed in the major except COMP110, COMP111, three credits of cultural perspectives, three credits of social perspectives, two credits of personal health and three credits in integration of knowledge. Credits exceeding the required minimum cannot be used to satisfy required credits in other course requirements.