Engineering Curriculum | Southwestern Illinois College

ASSOCIATE IN ENGINEERING SCIENCE DEGREE (AES1) – ENGINEERING PRE-MAJOR

Are you planning to earn an Associate in Engineering Science degree and then transfer to a four-year college or university to major in Engineering? We strongly encourage you to consult with a SWIC Advisor prior to enrolling each semester.  We also advise you to familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of the four-year institution where you plan to transfer.

Fulfill the General Education and other institutional requirements for the Associate in Engineering Science degree listed in the printed or Online College Catalog. General Education course preferences may vary by transfer institution.

Recommended Courses

Total Credits 36-38
Course Number Course Description Credits
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I 5

MATH 210

    OR MATH 170

    OR MATH 171

Computer Programming for Engineers

    OR Computer Science I-C++

    OR Computer Science I – Java

3, 4, 4
PHYS 204 Physics – Mechanics 5
PHYS 205 Physics – Heat, Electricity & Magnetism 5
MATH 203 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5
MATH 204 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5
MATH 205 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 4
ENGR 103 Engineering Graphics 4
ENGR 263 Analytical Mechanics – Statics 3
ENGR 264 Analytical Mechanics – Dynamics 3
MATH 290 Differential Equations 3

Most four-year colleges and universities will accept the following classes as Engineering major credit:

Course Number Course Description Credits
MATH 292 Linear Algebra 3
ENGR 271 Electrical Circuits 3
ENGR 275 Mechanics of Solids 3
PHYS 206 Physics – Light & Modern Physics 4
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II 5

The optional courses are listed on the Associate in Engineering Science Degree Requirement Checklist in the printed or Online College Catalog and should be chosen by specialty. Please keep in mind that most transfer institutions limit the number of credit hours taken within a student’s major field of study at the community college level. To ensure the acceptance of such courses toward your intended major, check with the four-year institution where you are transferring or a SWIC academic advisor regarding their applicability.

Fulfill all other Associate in Engineering Science degree requirements listed in the printed or Online College Catalog.

Apply for graduation by the date published in the College Calendar.

Earn at least 65 transferable credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 to graduate from SWIC. Many transfer institutions require a higher GPA for admission to the institution and/or specific majors.

Note: Enrollment in many transfer classes is based on your score on the assessment placement test and/or your fulfillment of course prerequisites.