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AS Degree Mechanical Engineering

Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

This degree program is designed to cover the first two years of a four-year program leading to the Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering at most four-year colleges and universities. While the Bachelor's Degree is usually the minimum needed to practice as an engineer, the Associate in Science Degree in Engineering will permit an individual to find work in most engineering firms as an engineering aide.

Note that the degree requirements listed below include an additional 12 units of General Education plus 2 classes in Exercise Science.

Also note that students intent on entering a particular university should make sure they have fulfilled the transfer requirements for that university. In particular, students intent on entering SDSU should plan on additional General Education courses over and above what are required for the AS degree.

Degree Requirements:

 
Course Title Units
CHEM 141 General Chemistry I 5
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering and Design 4
ENGR 120 Engineering Computer Applications 3
ENGR 200 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
ENGR 210 Electric Circuits 4
ENGR 220 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3
ENGR 260 Engineering Materials 3
MATH 180 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 280 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4
MATH 281 Intermediate Calculus 4
MATH 285 Differential Equations 3
PHYC 190 Mechanics and Heat 5
PHYC 200 Electricity and Magnetism 5
PHYC 210 Wave Motion and Modern Physics 5
 
Total
56
Plus General Education and Exercise Science Requirements


Recommended Course of Study

Fall, Freshman year
Course Title Units
CHEM 141 General Chemistry I 5
ENGR 100 Intro. to Engineering and Design 4
MATH 180 Calculus I 5
  Exercise Science 0.5
  General Education 3
 
Total
17.5

Spring, Freshman year
Course Title Units
ENGR 120 Engineering Computer Applications 3
MATH 280 Calculus II 4
PHYC 190 Mechanics & Heat 5
  General Education 6
 
Total
18

Fall, Sophomore year
Course Title Units
ENGR 200 Statics 3
ENGR 260 Materials 3
MATH 281 Calculus III 4
PHYC 200 Electricity & Magnetism 5
  General Education 3
 
Total
18

Spring, Sophomore year
Course Title Units
ENGR 210 Electric Circuits 4
ENGR 220 Dynamics 3
MATH 285 Differential Equations 3
PHYC 210 Waves & Modern Physics 5
  Exercise Science 0.5
 
Total
15.5
Last Updated: 05/19/2015
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