Sep 27, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022

Engineering Option, Engineering Studies, A.S.

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Thomas Barrup, 413.552.2119,


Provides the first two years of a traditional engineering program, in which the student chooses a particular engineering field: Mechanical/Civil/Industrial, Electrical, or Computer Systems.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • function on multidisciplinary teams
  • identify, formulate, and solve problems
  • communicate effectively
  • understand the impact of engineering in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • engage in life-long learning
  • comprehend contemporary issues


Choose all of the courses in any one of the following three groups:

Mechanical, Civil or Industrial Engineering: 13-14 Credits

General Engineering: 12 Credits

  • Chemistry Course(s) Credit(s): 4-12 4
  • Engineering Course(s) Credit(s): 4-12 5
  • Mathematics Course(s) Credit(s): 3-12 6
  • Biology: Any 100 or 200 level Biology Course (s) Credit(s): 4-12


Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement

  • General Elective Credit(s): 0-2



1Students intending to transfer to UMASS Amherst are strongly suggested to select a course that meets diversity requirements. See transfer counselor for list.

2Students intending to transfer to UMASS Amherst for Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Computer Engineering should take one course in Chemistry and one in Biology.  Students intending to transfer for UMASS Amherst for Civil Engineering should take 2 semesters of Chemistry and one of Biology.

3Students intending to transfer to UMASS Amherst should take EGR 109 .  Students intending to transfer to Western New England University for Mechanical, Civil, and Industrial Engineering should take EGR 117 .

4Students may select from Chemistry courses: CHM 124 , CHM 221 CHM 222  (these courses may not count as both a program requirement and program elective).

5Students may select from Engineering courses: EGR 110 EGR 111 , EGR 203 , EGR 222 EGR 224 , EGR 250 .

6Students may select from Mathematics courses: MTH 205 , MTH 214 , MTH 230 , MTH 245 .

Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all CHM, EGR, MTH, PHS courses in order to graduate from these programs and options.

All students are encouraged to check with their transfer institution as to what their requirements are for their particular area of interest so they do not have to take more courses than are needed.

We advise that students start their mathematics courses as soon as they enter the program.

This major is intended for students transferring to UMass Amherst. For students transferring to UMass Amherst the minimum GPA is 2.7.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.


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