This program is designed for students transferring to a four-year university to complete their BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. It allows students to complete the first two years of the BS degree at the community college. Students explore calculus, physics, and engineering applications. Mechanical engineering combines engineering physics, mathematics, and materials science principles, preparing them to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain systems that incorporate motion, energy, and force. Mechanical engineers are creative problem solvers who design, develop, and manufacture the machines and instrumentation that run energy, building, environmental, and transportation systems. This program introduces students to calculus, physics, and engineering applications and it includes courses that are design to transfer to Colorado State University and University of Colorado in order to continue studies in mechanical engineering. This is a designed career pathway in mechanical engineering. The Associate of Engineering Science (AES) degree prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in mechanical engineering at a four-year university, specifically Colorado State University and University of Colorado.
The AES in Mechanical Engineering requires you to enter prepared to take Calculus (MAT 2410), General College Chemistry I (CHE 1111), and Calculus-based Physics (PHY 2111). Any needed prerequisites to be ready for these courses will not count for this degree. For some students, a general AS degree is a better fit. It allows you to apply college-level courses in College Algebra, Pre-calculus, and Physics. See an advisor to discuss testing out options, review transfer university requirements, and to develop an academic plan that works for you.