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

Course Credits
ENGR112
Engineering Graphics F,9
3
CHEM121
Chemistry I A,F,7
4
CISC115
Computer Science I A,F
4
COMM110
Effective Speaking A,F,4,5
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II A,F,2,10
3
MATH140
Calculus I A,F,6
4
MATH141
Calculus II F
4
MATH242
Calculus III F
4
MATH250
Differential Equations F
3
PHYS121
Physics I F,7
4
PHYS122
Physics II F
4
Social Science/Diversity Elective B,3,8 3
Arts/Humanities Elective C,1 3
Engineering Electives D,E,F 11 to 13
Total Credit Hours 60 to 62

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 *

Course Credits
MATH140
Calculus I A,F,6
4
ENGR112
Engineering Graphics F,9
3
CHEM121
Chemistry I A,F,7
4
COMP110
English Composition I A,2,10
3
Total Credit Hours 14

Second Semester

Course Credits
MATH141
Calculus II F
4
PHYS121
Physics I F,7
4
CISC115
Computer Science I A,F
4
COMP111
English Composition II A,F,2,10
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
MATH242
Calculus III G
4
PHYS122
Physics II F
4
COMM110
Effective Speaking A,F,4,5
3
Engineering Electives D,E,F 4-6
Total Credit Hours 15-17

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
MATH250
Differential Equations G
3
Social Science/Diversity Elective B,3,8 3
Arts/Humanities Elective C,1 3
Engineering Electives D,E,F 7
Total Credit Hours 16

A Placement testing required.
B Any of the following may be chosen: ECON111, HIST111, HIST112, HIST113, HIST114, HIST151, HIST152, PSYCH110, SOCI110, SOCI120.
C Consult the list of courses approved for this category.
D Any of the following may be chosen: ENGR222, ENGR223, ENGR224, ENGR240, and MATH260.
E Subject to approval by the Dean of STEM, relevant alternate courses may be chosen from: Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Business depending on your engineering concentration.
F Course requires prerequisite or co-requisite.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities.
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking.
3 Satisfies Diversity.
4 Satisfies Information Literacy.
5 Satisfies Oral Communication.
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy.
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy.
8 Satisfies Social Sciences.
9 Satisfies Technological Competence.
10 Satisfies Writing.

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.