Bakersfield College

Engineering

Engineering Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science in Engineering program provides the necessary foundation for a career in the various fields of engineering. 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 Degree in Engineering is required for this field, although students with the Associate of Science in Engineering degree can obtain employment as Engineering Technicians.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Science in Engineering degree, the student will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for employment as an engineering technician.
  • Apply problem solving skills used in engineering design and product development.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four year university degree program in engineering.

Career Opportunities:

Engineering Technician (with AS degree), Engineer (with BS degree)

To Achieve the Associate of Science Degree

Upon completion of graduation requirements and the required degree courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Engineering Associate of Science Degree.

Total Units: 44

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
ENGR B47 Introduction to Engineering and Design 2.0
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
PHYS B4A Mechanics and Wave Motion 4.0
PHYS B4B Heat, Electricity, Magnetism 4.0
CHEM B1A General Chemistry I 5.0
ENGR B17 Introduction to Electric Circuits 3.0
ENGR B20 Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB or 4.0
ENGR B19C Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies for Engineers 4.0

Electives: Select at least seven units from:

Course # Name Units
ENGR B17L Electrical Circuit Lab 1.0
ENGR B24 Engineering Graphics and Descriptive Geometry 3.0
ENGR B36 Engineering Mechanics – Statics 3.0
ENGR B37 Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics 3.0
ENGR B40 Surveying 3.0
ENGR B45 Properties of Materials 4.0
COMP B12 Programming Concepts and Methodology II 3.0
COMP B14 Discrete Structures 3.0
MATH B6E Elementary Linear Algebra 3.0
PHYS B4C Optics and Modern Physics 4.0
CHEM B1B General Chemistry and Chemical Analysis 5.0
GEOL B10 Introduction to Geology 3.0

Recommended Sequence

Semester 1 (17 units — suggested GE listed)

Course # Name Units
ENGR B47 Introduction to Engineering and Design 2.0
MATH B6A Analytic Geometry/Calculus I 4.0
CHEM B1A General Chemistry I 5.0
POLS B1 American Government: National, State and Local 3.0
HLED B1 Principles of Health Education 3.0

Semester 2 (15 units— suggested GE listed)

Course # Name Units
MATH B6B Analytic Geometry/Calculus II 4.0
PHYS B4A Mechanics and Wave Motion 4.0
ENGL B1A Expository Composition 3.0
Art B4 Two-Dimensional Design 3.0
PHED course Physical Education 1.0

Semester 3 (15 units— suggested GE listed)

Course # Name Units
MATH B6C Calculus III 4.0
PHYS B4B Heat, Electricity, Magnetism 4.0
ENGR B20 Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB or 4.0
ENGR B19C Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies for Engineers 4.0
HIST B17A History of the United States 3.0

Semester 4 (16 units— it may be a range)

Course # Name Units
MATH B6D Ordinary Differential Equations 3.0
ENGR B17 Introduction to Electric Circuits 3.0
COMM B8 Small Group Communication 3.0
Elective (7 units) 4.0
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