Northwest Community College

Engineering Science

Mission | Advisors | Outcomes | Coursework
Mission
The Engineering Science associate degree program prepares students primarily to transfer to complete a B.S. degree in chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, mechanical, or materials engineering. Graduates will receive a background in mathematics, science, and general education courses for transfer into a fouryear program. Careers in this field include jobs that involve inventing new machines/tools, planning and designing infrastructure such as bridges and water treatment facilities, developing and testing electrical equipment and infrastructure, designing and engineering solutions to environmental hazards. A grade average of “B”, with no grade less than “C” and completion of the full program is required for continuation as a junior at UCONN, the University of New Haven, University of Hartford, CCSU or Fairfield University.

Advisors
Sharon Gusky, sgusky@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6395 
Douglas Hoffman, dhoffman@nwcc.edu, 860-738-5332
Tara Jo Holmberg, tholmberg@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6363

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
1. Transition seamlessly into a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Engineering with junior level status in the receiving institutions part of the Engineering Science Pathway Program.
2. Demonstrate good working knowledge of state of-the-art hardware and software in support of engineering design.
3. Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to engineering and technology applications.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze and resolve technology problems.
5. Apply knowledge and skills to develop, interpret, and select appropriate technological processes.
6. Demonstrate the ability to assist in research, development, design, production, testing and various other functions associated with engineering.
7. Demonstrate a good understanding of engineering principles/concepts.
8. Demonstrate a good understanding of mathematical concepts.
9. Demonstrate the ability to think through a problem in a logical manner.
10. Organize and carry though to conclusion the solution to a problem.
11. Demonstrate good communication skills.
12. Demonstrate teamwork skills.

Coursework
This is the suggested course sequence for full-time students who aim to graduate in two years. ♦ Courses in italics are offered at other Connecticut Community Colleges.
SEMESTER 1
ENG* 101 Composition 3 credits
MAT* 254 Calculus I 4 credits
EGR* 111 Introduction to Engineering ♦ - 3 credits
Behavioral or Social Science Elective 3 credits
Art or Humanities Elective 3 credits
SEMESTER 2
ENG* 102 Literature & Composition 3 credits
MAT* 256 Calculus II 4 credits
HIS* History Elective 3 credits
Computer Programming Elective 3 credits
EGR* Technology Elective ♦ - 3 credits
SEMESTER 3
MAT* 268 Calculus III - Multivariable ♦ - 4 credits
CHE* 121 General Chemistry I 4 credits
PHY* 221 Calculus-Based Physics I - 4 credits
EGR*211 Engineering Statics ♦ - 3 credits

SEMESTER 4
MAT* 285 Differential Equations ♦ - 4 credits
PHY* 222 Calculus-Based Physics II 4 credits
EGR* 212 Engineering Dynamics ♦ - 3 credits
EGR* 214 Engineering Thermodynamics Engineering OR EGR* 215 Engineering Thermodynamics OR CHE* 122 Chemistry II ♦ - 3/4 credits
Art or Humanities Elective 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 64(65)