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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering (AS)

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Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Mechanical engineers are active in all engineering functions of a product including creative design, research and development, production and management. Energy, airplanes, automobiles, space vehicles, machinery, earth-moving equipment and medical hardware are but a few examples of the infinite number of products that mechanical engineers have produced through their use of the basic laws of physical sciences.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering is awarded.

Program Outcomes

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Career Pathway

Students are advised to select career pathway electives after careful consideration of their career choices in their second year. Some electives may not transfer to engineering programs at some four-year institutions.

Career Pathway Electives:

Career Pathway Electives:

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communications, Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, Theater Arts

Social Science Electives:

Anthropology, Geography, History, Economics, Government, Law & Society (LA 230 ), Psychology, Sociology

credits: 18

credits: 18

credits: 18

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 17/18

Total Credits: 71/72

Program Notes

Students are advised to check transfer requirements at four year institutions. Some institutions require 2 (two) Chemistry courses for specific engineering programs. CH 110  and CH 120  sequence is recommended in such cases.

This program qualifies as an Alternative Transfer Agreement (MassTransfer) with select public institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit

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