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2021-22 Catalog 
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Engineering Science, A.S.*

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Program Design

The Engineering Science associate degree program prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate college and university programs in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering and biomedical engineering, as well as for immediate employment in engineering support positions.

College of Technology - Engineering Pathway Program

The Engineering Science program, through the Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program, provides for direct entry into baccalaureate engineering programs at the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University. Students may enter UConn and CCSU engineering programs through the Engineering Science A.S. degree program at MCC and, upon successful completion of the program, continue on to UConn and CCSU as third-year engineering students with a full two years of credit towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering.


Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. Courses are offered during daytime or evening hours. Preparation for the Engineering Science program includes a high school diploma or equivalent with one year of physics and three years of mathematics including Algebra I and Algebra II followed by advanced algebra or precalculus mathematics. For students not prepared for the required mathematics and English courses, MCC offers a wide range of developmental and preparatory courses.

The Engineering Science program includes three required electives allowing students to explore topics of interest. Students may choose to use the three engineering electives to concentrate in mechanical, electrical, biomedical, or civil engineering. It is recommended that if a student desires to transfer into a degree program in one of these engineering disciplines that they follow the courses prescribed for the corresponding concentration. The purpose of these four concentrations is to help students align their coursework more closely with their discipline of interest, resulting in a more seamless transfer into a four-year institution. Students who choose not to follow a concentration may choose any course from each list of engineering requirements (3) in order to complete the degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Engineering Science degree program requirements, graduates will:

1) Be prepared to transfer into a Bachelor of Science degree program as a continuing student in the Engineering Pathway program. Provided the transferring schools’ credit requirements are met, MCC students will transfer as juniors.
2) Demonstrate the ability to assist in research, development, design, production, testing and various other functions associated with engineering.
3) Demonstrate a good understanding of engineering principles/concepts.
4) Demonstrate a good understanding of mathematical concepts.
5) Demonstrate good working knowledge of state-of-the-art hardware and software in support of engineering design.
6) Demonstrate the ability to think through a problem in a logical manner.
7) Solve engineering problems using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
8) Demonstrate good communication skills.
9) Work as a member of a team.
10) Recognize the need for engaging in life-long learning and remaining current in one’s field.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Engineering Science Requirements

Total Minimum Credits Required: 64


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.


Students who receive credit for MAT* 250 have fulfilled the MAT* 254  requirement.

‡‡Students are recommended to follow one of the concentrations below.  If a student does not elect to fulfill a concentration, they may take any of the courses below as Engineering Electives.

Concentration 1st Engineering Elective 2nd Engineering Elective 3rd Engineering Elective
Mechanical Engineering EGR* 221 Introduction to Electrical Circuit Analysis   EGR* 214 Engineering Thermodynamics   EGR* 212 Engineering Dynamics  
Electrical Engineering EGR* 221 Introduction to Electrical Circuit Analysis   EET* 252: Digital Electronics   MAT* 274 Linear Algebra  
Biomedical Engineering EGR* 221 Introduction to Electrical Circuit Analysis   BIO* 121 General Biology I   CHE* 122 General Chemistry II  
Civil Engineering CAD* 110 Introduction to CAD   EGR* 214 Engineering Thermodynamics   EGR* 212 Engineering Dynamics  


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