Course Track

Associate in Science Degree in Engineering Broad Field

Foundational Courses | Electives | Specialties

Benefits


An Associate in Science (AS) in Engineering Broad Field will prepare you to transfer to an engineering program at a four-year institution of higher learning. This degree is a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for transfer to a 4-year program in a variety of engineering majors.

The AS requires that some portions of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) be completed. We highly recommend that you consult with a counselor or academic advisor before choosing general education classes. Doing so will ensure that chosen courses satisfy requirements for the AS and for the preferred transfer institution, and ultimately will minimize time to graduation.

Degree Completion


To complete the A.S. in Engineering Foundations at Normandale, you must:

  1. Select the university to which you plan to transfer and select an engineering specialty offered at that university (such as Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, etc.).
  2. Develop a coursework plan that includes -
    1. All foundational courses, including humanities and/or social sciences courses appropriate for the transfer program and institution
    2. A minimum of 3 courses and 9 credits from your chosen engineering specialty, selected to meet degree requirements at the transfer institution
    3. Appropriate elective courses
    4. A total of 60 credits

Apply to graduate during your final semester at Normandale.

Foundational Courses - 46 - 47 credits
Course Course Name Credits
MATH 1510 Calculus 1 5
MATH 1520 Calculus 2 5
MATH 2510 Calculus 3: Mulivariable Calculus 5
MATH 2520 Calculus 4: Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 5
PHYS 1121 Physics with Calculus 1 5
PHYS 1122 Physics with Calculus 2 5
CSCI xxxx Programming 3-4
ENGC 1101 Freshman Composition 4
Other Other Humanities or Social Sciences satisfying 3 Goal Areas 9
  ^ Select courses that fulfill 3 additional MnTC goal areas and also fulfill general courses at your desired transfer institution. Note that some transfer programs have specific humanities and/or social science course requirements.  
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Electives - 4 - 5 credits
 

Elective courses to reach a minimum of 60 credits selected from courses that fulfill requirements at the desired transfer institution.

Choose either required engineering courses (recommended) or courses that fulfill additional general education requirements. Expect to complete general education requirements during the junior and senior years.

 
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Engineering Specialty Requirements - 9 credits
A minimum of 3 courses and 9 credits from one of the specialty areas listed.
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Aerospace Engineering
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1 5

CSCI 1111

Introduction to Programming in C 4
or CSCI 1113 Introduction to C/C++ for Engineers 4

or CSCI 1202

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in C++ 3
or CSCI 1203 Introduction to Computer Programming in Java 4
ENGR 2001 Circuits with Electronics 1 5
ENGR 2301 Introduction to Digital Systems Design A 2
ENGR 2235 Statics 3
ENGR 2236 Dynamics 3
PHYS 2250 Modern Physics 4
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Biomedical Engineering
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry 2 5
CHEM 2061 Organic Chemistry 1 5

CSCI 1111

Introduction to Programming in C 4
or CSCI 1113 Introduction to C/C++ for Engineers 4

or CSCI 1202

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in C++ 3
MATH 2400 Probability and Statistics with Calculus 4
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Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
BIOL 1105 General Biology: Cells to Organisms 4
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry 2 5
ENGR 2235 Statics 3
ENGR 2236 Dynamics 3
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Emphasis (choose one)
Bioproducts
CHEM 2061 Organic Chemistry 1 5
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Bioprocessing & Food
CHEM 2061 Organic Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 2062 Organic Chemistry 2 5
ENGR 2001 Circuits with Electronics 1 5
ENGR 2301 Introduction to Digital Systems Design A 2
MATH 2400 Probability and Statistics with Calculus 4
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Environmental & Ecological
ENGR 2001 Circuits with Electronics 1 5
ENGR 2301 Introduction to Digital Systems Design A 2
MATH 2400 Probability and Statistics with Calculus 4
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Chemical Engineering
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry 2 5
CHEM 2041 Quantitative Analysis 4
CHEM 2061 Organic Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 2062 Organic Chemistry 2 5
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Computer Engineering
CSCI 2001 Structure of Computer Programming 1 4
CSCI 2002 Structure of Computer Programming 2 4
CSCI 2011 Discrete Structures of Computer Science 4
ENGR 2001 Circuits with Electronics 1 5
ENGR 2011 Circuits with Electronics 2 4
ENGR 2301 Introduction to Digital Systems Design A 2
ENGR 2302 Introduction to Digital Systems Design B 2
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Electrical Engineering
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1 5

CSCI 1111

Introduction to Programming in C 4
or CSCI 1113 Introduction to C/C++ for Engineers 4

or CSCI 1202

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in C++ 3
ENGR 2001 Circuits with Electronics 1 5
ENGR 2011 Circuits with Electronics 2 4
ENGR 2301 Introduction to Digital Systems Design A 2
ENGR 2302 Introduction to Digital Systems Design B 2
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry 2 5
or PHYS 2250 Modern Physics 4
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Geological Engineering
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry 2 5
GEOL 1101 Physical Geology 4
ENGR 2235 Statics 3
ENGR 2236 Dynamics 3
MATH 2400 Probability and Statistics with Calculus 4
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Material Science Engineering
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry 2 5
CHEM 2061 Organic Chemistry 1 5
ENGR 2235 Statics 3
PHYS 2250 Modern Physics 4
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Mechanical Engineering
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1 5

CSCI 1111

Introduction to Programming in C 4
or CSCI 1113 Introduction to C/C++ for Engineers 4

or CSCI 1202

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in C++ 3
ENGR 1020 Introduction to Engineering Design 4
ENGR 2001 Circuits with Electronics 1 5
ENGR 2235 Statics 3
ENGR 2236 Dynamics 3
ENGR 2301 Introduction to Digital Systems Design A 2
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Completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to a particular engineering program; many engineering programs have additional admissions criteria.

Furthermore, although the degree requires at least 9 credits in at least 3 courses taken from an engineering specialty, taking all of the indicated courses will better prepare you for upper division coursework upon transfer.

Due to the highly sequential nature of engineering coursework, it is critical that engineering students meet with a counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible to develop an academic plan appropriate to their goals.

Inappropriate course choice can delay graduation by a year or more.