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Engineering

Associate of Science

PURPOSE: The demand for technically trained people is increasing rapidly in Virginia as well as throughout the world. The engineer is a most important member of the technical team, which includes the scientist, technician, and skilled craftsman. Opportunities are unlimited for men and women in the field of engineering. Science is so diversified now that one may enter almost any specialization and find employment. The preparation for the engineering profession is based on a rigorous program, especially in mathematics and science.

The Associate of Science degree in Engineering is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in one of the following engineering fields: aerospace, agriculture, architecture, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, materials, mechanical, mining, nuclear, or ocean.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Applicants shall have (a) completed placement testing and (b) met with their advisor to establish a planned course of study prior to being allowed to register for courses.

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or their equivalent, at a minimum, is strongly recommended: four units of English, one unit of laboratory science (preferably physical science), one unit of social studies, and four units of mathematics (two units of algebra, one unit of plane geometry, one unit of advanced mathematics or trigonometry and solid geometry).

This program requires a steady progression through at least four high-level mathematics courses, generally taken at a rate of one per semester. MTH 173 and MTH 174 are pre- or co-requisites for several engineering courses. Applicants who place into developmental mathematics will face additional mathematics courses, which do not count toward degree progress, before even qualifying for MTH 173. Accordingly, applicants are urged to study their math thoroughly before taking the mathematics placement test to avoid having to repeat one or more mathematics courses unnecessarily.

This program includes the courses usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate engineering curriculum. The minimum number of credits required for graduation from the Reynolds Engineering AS degree is 68. Students should consult with their engineering advisor at the earliest possible date to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the engineering program at the college or university to which transfer is planned.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by passing the computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, or by completing either ITE 115, Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts, or CSC 155, Computer Concepts and Applications, or equivalent. CSC 155 is preferred for students in this program. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. HRS.

LAB. HRS.

CRS. CRE.

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

CHM 1111

College Chemistry I

3

3

4

MTH 173

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

5

0

5

EGR 124

Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Methods

3

0

3

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

___ ___2

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

15-16

3-5

17

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

EGR 1103
or 
CSC 130
3

Engineering Graphics or Scientific Programming

2

3

2

0

3

3

EGR 140 
or 
EGR ___
4

Engineering Mechanics – Statics or Engineering Elective

3

0

3

MTH 174

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

5

0

5

___ ___2

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

16-17

2

17

PHY 241

University Physics I

3

3

4

EGR ___4

Engineering Elective

3

0-3

3-4

MTH 277

Vector Calculus

4

0

4

EGR 206 
or 
EGR __
_4

Engineering Economy or Engineering Elective

3

0

3

___ ___2

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

16

3-6

17-18

EGR ___4

Engineering Elective

3

0-3

3-4

___ ___2

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

___ ___2

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

PHY 242

University Physics II

3

3

4

MTH 279

Ordinary Differential Equations

4

0

4

TOTAL

16

3-6

17-18

Total Minimum Credits for AS Degree in  Engineering 68

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1 CHM 112 may be required by some four-year institutions for their engineering baccalaureate degree programs. Students should verify the chemistry requirements of the institutions to which they plan to transfer.

2 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

3 These freshman-level course transfer equivalencies are undergoing review at the time of catalog publication. Students should check the online version of the catalog for later revisions to this note. EGR 110 and EGR 124 transfer together as a package for all disciplines at Virginia Tech. Either course by itself will not be accepted by Virginia Tech. EGR 110 and EGR 124 as a package are required for Mechanical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering at VCU. CSC 130 or equivalent and EGR 124 are required as a package for Electrical or Computer Engineering at VCU. We have not offered EGR 123 since the spring 2011 semester and have no plans to offer it in the future. EGR 123 and EGR 124 will still be accepted by VCU as a package for students who have successfully completed these courses. Students should consult their engineering program advisor for assistance with selecting the appropriate course(s) for other disciplines at VCU or other transfer institutions.

4 Engineering electives are EGR 110, EGR 123, EGR 245, EGR 246, EGR 251 and its lab course, EGR 255, EGR 261 and its lab course, EGR 295 or equivalent, CSC 130, and CSC 210.

NOTES: 1) Virginia Tech requires a two-credit linear algebra course. That requirement can be satisfied by completing MTH 285 at Reynolds. 2) Students should consult with their Engineering advisor at the earliest possible date to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the Engineering program at the college or university to which transfer is planned.