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Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5900
CIP Code: 14.0102
The Associate in Science Degree in Engineering Broad Field Degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in one of the following engineering fields: aerospace, biomedical, bioproducts & biosystems, chemical, civil, composite materials, computer, electrical, geological, material, mechanical, manufacturing, and general engineering. This program includes the courses usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate engineering curriculum. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university where they plan to transfer, and to consult with the Century Advising, Counseling & Career Center for assistance in planning their program and selecting electives. Transfer information is available on century.edu for many engineering fields and engineering transfer institutions.
Requirement details are listed on this program guide. They include:
Required Core Courses: These courses are common to all engineering majors in all four-year programs.
Required Specialty Courses: These courses are required for specific engineering majors. They are common to many engineering programs, but were chosen to meet the requirements for the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota in particular.
Required General Education/MNTC Courses: These courses were chosen to satisfy the general education requirements for an Associate in Science and to partially satisfy the liberal education requirements at the University of Minnesota. You should select courses that meet both Century MNTC and U of M Lib. Ed. requirements efficiently. For transfer to a different engineering program, you should select courses that also meet requirements at your chosen transfer institution. The remaining general education requirements at the four year institution can be completed during the junior and senior years. See a Century College advisor, counselor, instructor, or transfer advisor at the college of your choice for more information and planning assistance.
To complete the AS in Engineering at Century students must:
- Select an engineering specialty, such as Civil, Chemical, or Mechanical.
- Determine the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer. Check the website and transfer guide for that institution.
- Develop a plan for coursework that includes:
- Required Core Courses
- Required General Education courses from the MnTC list that also satisfy requirements at your chosen transfer institution
- Courses for one engineering specialty, and
- A total of at least 60 credits.
- Apply to graduate during your final semester at Century.
Completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to a particular engineering program; many engineering programs have minimum grade point average requirements for admission.