Engineering Sample Transfer Plan

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Transfer to a four-year university as an engineering major

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  • Engineering
  • 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.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
CHM 121 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 1

Description: Introduces engineering techniques, methods and history. Explores career options and requirements for various engineering fields. Covers interrelationships within and between engineering, technology and science to allow differentiation between various career choices.

ENG 101 3

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 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_17_18.pdf

Social and Behavioral Science (ECO 211 is recommended.)1 3

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
CSC 121 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: MTH 140 with a grade of C or better, or placement into MTH 200, or consent of instructor. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

ENG 102 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 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) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

PHY 201 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 with a grade of C or better. Recommend concurrent enrollment in MTH 201.

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
Engineering. EGR 110 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
Humanities and Fine Arts2 3
MTH 202 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 Stoke’s theorem. IAI M1 900-3, IAI MTH 903

Prerequisite: MTH 201 (Calculus II) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

PHY 202 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) and PHY 201 (General Physics I: Mechanics) with grades of C or better.

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
Engineering. PHY 203 is recommended. 5
Engineering. EGR 211 is recommended for Aerospace, Agricultural and Biological, Civil, Energy Management, Mechanical, Nuclear, Engineering Mechanics, General and Industrial. EGR 212 is recommended for Aerospace, Agricultural and Biological, Civil, Energy Management, Mechanical, Nuclear, Engineering Mechanics, General and Industrial. EGR 212 is recommended for Aerospace, Agricultural and Biological, Civil, Energy Management, Mechanical, Nuclear, Engineering Mechanics, General and Industrial. EGR 240 is recommended for Chemical, Civil, Materials, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, and Mechanical. EGR 265 is recommended for Biological, Industrial and Materials. 6
MTH 212 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) 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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