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Mechanical Engineering, AES - Academic Plan


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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.

Course Availability


Total Credits = 61-64

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?

ENG 1021  - English Composition I: GT-CO1 OR

ENG 1031  - Technical Writing: GT-CO1

3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
MAT 2410  - Calculus I: GT-MA1 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
MAT 2420  - Calculus II: GT-MA1 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
GT - One GT Pathways Arts and Humanities Course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 3        

GT - One GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)

Recommended:

ECO 2001  - Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1

3        
CHE 1111  - College Chemistry I w/ Lab: GT-SC1 5        
PHY 2111  - Physics Calc-Based I w/ Lab: GT-SC1 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PHY 2112  - Physics Calc-Based II w/ Lab: GT-SC1 5 Yes Yes Yes No

 

Additional Required Courses - Track I: Colorado State University - Ft. Collins Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
ENG 1022  - English Composition II: GT-CO2 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes

MAT 2430 1 - Calculus III: GT-MA1 OR

MAT 2431  - Calculus III/Engineering App: GT-MA1

4-5 Yes Yes Yes Yes

Choose one of the Mathematics groups:

MAT 2561  - Differential Equations with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1 AND

MAT 2540  - Linear Algebra 

OR

MAT 2560 2 - Differential Equations: GT-MA1 AND

MAT 2540  - Linear Algebra (recommended courses)

OR

MAT 2562  - Differential Equations/Linear Algebra

4-6   Yes Yes Yes
EGG 2011  - Engineering Mechanics I - Statics 3        
EGG 2012  - Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics 3        
EGG 1050  - Engineering Data Analysis 1        
EGG 1051  - Experimental Design 2        

EGT 1110  - Introduction to Design and Engr Applications OR

EGG 1040  - Engineering Projects

3        
EGG 1060  - Introduction to Engineering Computing 4        
CAD 2455  - SolidWorks/Mechanical 3 No Yes No No

 

Additional Required Courses - Track II: University of Colorado - Boulder Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?

MAT 2430 1 - Calculus III: GT-MA1 OR

MAT 2431  - Calculus III/Engineering App: GT-MA1

4-5 Yes Yes Yes Yes

Choose one of the Mathematics groups:

MAT 2561  - Differential Equations with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1 AND

MAT 2540  - Linear Algebra 

OR

MAT 2560 2 - Differential Equations: GT-MA1 AND

MAT 2540  - Linear Algebra

OR

MAT 2562  - Differential Equations/Linear Algebra

4-6   Yes Yes Yes
EGG 2011  - Engineering Mechanics I - Statics 3        
EGG 2012  - Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics 3        
EGG 2030  - Mechanics of Solids 3        

Choose one of the Engineering groups:

EGT 1110  - Introduction to Design and Engr Applications OR

EGG 1040  - Engineering Projects OR

EGG 1020  - Engineering Methodologies OR

EGG 1051  - Experimental Design AND

EGG 1030  - Robotics Design

 

CSC 1060  - Computer Science I (Language) OR

EGG 1060  - Introduction to Engineering Computing

 

CAD 2455  - SolidWorks/Mechanical OR

EGG 2020  - Thermodynamics

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

3

       

One Additional Elective Course (choose one):

CAD 2455  - SolidWorks/Mechanical OR

EGG 2020  - Thermodynamics OR

CSC 1061  - Computer Science II (Language) OR

PHY 2113  - Physics Calc-Based III: Modern Physics (recommended)

3-4        

 

Notes:

1MAT 2431  is preferred, however additional credits over 64 may not transfer to all universities.

2MAT 2562  is preferred. If a student takes both MAT 2560  and MAT 2540  additional credits over 64 may result which may not transfer to all universities.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track) - Colorado State University - Ft. Collins


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track) - Colorado State University - Ft. Collins


Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track) - University of Colorado - Boulder


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track) - University of Colorado - Boulder


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