Bakersfield College


Associate in Science

People working in the field of engineering and related technical fields bridge the gap between scientific principles and the application of these principles to the needs of society. The field is quite diversified with exciting job opportunities for people with varied mathematic, scientific, and technical skills. An engineer uses experience and judgment, as well as advanced training in engineering, science, and mathematics to formulate ideas and designs, and to determine standards, specifications, work orders and schedules so that projects can be economically beneficial to mankind. A Bachelor of Science in Engineering is required. Many engineers earn master’s or doctorate degrees.

To Achieve the Associate in Science
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Engineering Associate in Science degree.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 47 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • solve engineering related problems as related to student made projects and assignments.

Total Units: 46

Required Courses

Course Number Title Units
MATH B6A* Analytic Geometry/Calculus I 4.0
MATH B6B Analytic Geometry/Calculus II 4.0
MATH B6C Calculus III 4.0
MATH B6D Ordinary Differential Equations 3.0
CHEM B1A* General Chemistry I 5.0
PHYS B4A Mechanics and Wave Motion 4.0
PHYS B4B Heat, Electricity, Magnetism 4.0
PHYS B4C Optics & Modern Physics 4.0
ENGR B17 Introduction to Electric Circuits 3.0
ENGR B36 Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3.0
ENGR B45 Properties of Materials 3.0
ENGR B19C Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies for Engineers 3.0
ENGR B47** Introduction to Engineering and Design 2.0

* May be used to also fulfill general education requirements.

**Meets student development requirement.

The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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