Students may be accepted directly into this program and
should note that most required courses carry minimum pre-requisites of ENG
100 and MAT 124.
The Basic Engineering program prepares students to
transfer to a four-year engineering program.
Basic Engineering is a rigorous program which emphasizes mathematics and sciences. It prepares the student for transfer to four-year colleges and universities at which they can continue their education in all fields of engineering (e.g. mechanical, civil, electrical, electronics, environmental, manufacturing, computer sciences), life sciences (e.g. biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, genetic engineering, premedical, pharmaceutical), and sciences (e.g. physics, nuclear physics, chemistry).
In a philosophical sense, the Basic Engineering program strives to develop in students the ability and awareness to think critically, solve problems, foster a strong sense of global community, and work wisely and creatively to better themselves and the world they live in.
Most students complete the A.S. degree requirements in two years, by taking courses in the Fall and Spring semesters plus Summer sessions and Intersessions. Courses are also offered in the evening.
For students transferring into the Basic Engineering program, the College strongly recommends that six of the following courses be completed at Quinsigamond Community College: Calculus III, Differential Equations, Physics III, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers, Thermodynamics, and C++ for Scientists and Engineers.
It is strongly recommended that interested students contact the program
Coordinator as early as possible in order to review degree requirements and make
arrangements for any needed prerequisite courses.
Principles of Chemistry I
C++ for Scientists & Engineers
English Composition & Literature I
Principles of Chemistry II
English Composition & Literature II
General Physics I
Social Science Elective
Introduction to Materials Science
Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists
General Physics II
Strength of Materials