Associate in Engineering Science
Transfer to a four-year university as an engineering major
- Engineering science
At Harper College, you can prepare transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree in engineering. Open to students with strong backgrounds in mathematics and physical science, the program offers the same rigorous courses as four-year schools.
Take core classes along with classes specific to engineering science, including chemistry, introduction to engineering, calculus, geometry, physics, computer science, engineering physics, differential equations and more.
This curriculum meets the requirements of the Associate in Engineering Science degree and follows the Illinois Articulation Initiative engineering baccalaureate major recommendations.
The Engineering Pathways program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, allows you to complete Harper’s two-year engineering program and receive guaranteed admission to U of I to earn a bachelor's degree.
Sample transfer plan
This sample transfer planning guide meets the requirements of the Associate in Engineering Science degree and follows the Illinois Articulation Initiative engineering baccalaureate major recommendations. Students should have a strong background in mathematics and the physical sciences. Students choosing to follow this sample plan need to choose the major of Associate in Engineering Science if needing financial aid. Transfer institution requirements may vary - students should check individual college/university requirements before completing the sample plan as outlined. Baccalaureate admission may be competitive. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.
Completion of the Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. After transfer, AES students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer.
F = Fall only course S = Spring only course U = Summer only course
|CHM 121||General Chemistry I||5|
Description: Studies principles of atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, kinetic molecular theory, and solutions. Corresponding laboratory experiments include volumetric and gravimetric analyses, a qualitative study of reactions, visible spectrophotometry, and problem-based analyses. Intended for all students whose majors require general chemistry, including science majors and pre-professionals. The course also satisfies a general education laboratory science requirement for students with previous chemistry experience. IAI P1 902L, IAI CHM 911
Prerequisite: (Two semesters of high school chemistry or CHM 110 with a grade of C or better) AND (MTH 080 or higher with a grade of C or better, or placement options into MTH 103). Math_Placement_Grid.pdf
|EGR 100||Introduction to Engineering F or|
Description: This course is only offered in the fall term.
|Other FYS course|
Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900
Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.
|MTH 200||Calculus I||5|
Description: Studies limits, continuity, derivatives, antiderivatives, and definite integrals as they relate to algebraic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Includes applications to geometry, science, and engineering. IAI M1 900-1, IAI MTH 901
Prerequisite: MTH 140 (Precalculus) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf
|Social and Behavioral Science (ECO 211 is recommended.)1||3|
Description: Continues ENG 101. Reading literature and writing of various types of prose. Introduces methods used in writing investigative papers. IAI C1 901R
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor or department chair.
|MTH 201||Calculus II||5|
Description: Continues MTH 200. Uses integrals to describe area and volume, studies techniques of integration, series, conics, polar coordinates and parametric equations with applications to science and engineering. IAI M1 900-2, IAI MTH 902
Prerequisite: MTH 200 (Calculus I, IAI M1 900-1, IAI MTH 901) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf
|PHY 201||General Physics I: Mechanics||5|
Description: Introduces mechanics using calculus. Topics include force and motion; work and energy; rotation; oscillations; and fluids. For students in chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. IAI P2 900L, IAI PHY 911
Prerequisite: MTH 200 (Calculus I, IAI M1 900-1, IAI MTH 901) with a grade of C or better. Recommend concurrent enrollment in MTH 201 (Calculus II, IAI M1 900-2, IAI MTH 902).
|Engineering. EGR 105 (F) is recommended for all specializations. EGR 110 (S) is recommended for Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Materials Science, Electrical and Computer. EGR 210 is recommended for Aerospace, Agricultural and Biological, Civil, Energy Management, Nuclear, Engineering Mechanics, General and Industrial.||3-4|
|MTH 202||Calculus III||5|
Description: Continues MTH 201. Studies three-dimensional vectors, solid analytic geometry, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Green’s theorem, surface integrals, divergence theorem and Stokes' theorem. IAI M1 900-3, IAI MTH 903
Prerequisite: MTH 201 (Calculus II, IAI M1 900-2, IAI MTH 902) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf
|PHY 202||General Physics Ii: Electricity and Magnetism||5|
Description: Introduces electricity and magnetism using calculus. Topics include charge; electric field and potential; resistance, capacitance, and inductance; DC and AC circuits; magnetic fields; laws of Gauss, Ampere, and Faraday; Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves; geometric optics, lenses and mirrors, interference and diffraction, and polarization. Intended for students in chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. IAI PHY 912
Prerequisite: MTH 201(Calculus II, IAI M1 900-2, IAI MTH 902) and PHY 201 (General Physics I: Mechanics, IAI P2 900L, IAI PHY 911) with grades of C or better.
|CSC 121||Computer Science I||4|
Description: Introduces a disciplined approach to problem solving and algorithm development. Introduces both procedural and object-oriented design strategies; selection, repetition, and sequence control structures; containers (mathematical manipulation, searching, sorting, etc.); and file manipulation. Emphasizes program design, testing, and documentation using good programming style in a high-level, object-oriented programming language. Emphasizes mathematics, engineering, science, and computer science applications. Designed as the first of a sequence of courses (CSC 121, CSC 122, CSC 216, and CSC 217) for students majoring in Computer Science. IAI CS 911
Prerequisite: CIS 106 (Computer Logic and Programming Technology) and MTH 103 (College Algebra) with grades of C or better; OR MTH 140 (Precalculus), or MTH 200 (Calculus I, IAI MTH 901), or MTH 220 (Discrete Mathematics, IAI M1 905, IAI CS 915) with a grade of C or better, or placement into MTH 200 Math_Placement_Grid.pdf
|Humanities and Fine Arts2||3|
|Engineering. PHY 203 (S) is recommended.||5|
|Engineering. EGR 211 (S) is recommended for Aerospace, Agricultural and Biological, Civil, Energy Management, Mechanical, Nuclear, Engineering Mechanics, General and Industrial. EGR 212 (S) is recommended for Aerospace, Agricultural and Biological, Civil, Energy Management, Mechanical, Nuclear, Engineering Mechanics, General and Industrial. EGR 212 (S) is recommended for Aerospace, Agricultural and Biological, Civil, Energy Management, Mechanical, Nuclear, Engineering Mechanics, General and Industrial. EGR 240 (S) is recommended for Chemical, Civil, Materials, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, and Mechanical. EGR 265 (U) is recommended for Biological, Industrial and Materials.||6|
|MTH 212||Differential Equations||3|
Description: Continues MTH 202. Emphasizes solutions of first order differential equations, linear differential equations, special second order equations and series solutions. Studies selections from these topics: LaPlace transforms, Fourier series, numerical methods and applications of matrix algebra. IAI MTH 912
Prerequisite: MTH 202 (Calculus III, IAI M1 900-3, IAI MTH 903) with a grade of C or better.
1 - One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement for the Associate in Engineering Science degree.
2 - Select at least one course from Humanities and one from Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses may count in either category. Refer to the Associate in Science degree for approved courses in this category. One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement for the Associate in Engineering Science degree.
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