Overview

The Pre-Engineering program provides students with the academic foundation needed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in engineering science, such as electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, computer, or environmental engineering.

Students earn an Associate of Science degree and are prepared to enter their bachelor’s degree program with about half of the required credits already completed.

Students must consult with their academic advisor before choosing electives, to ensure that elective courses meet the requirements of the college or university where they will complete their bachelor’s degree.

Students must meet the requirements set by the institution they will transfer to. Completing the Pre-Engineering degree does not guarantee acceptance at another college or university.

Related Programs

Any Engineering Technologies program offered at Cincinnati State

Contacts

Program Chair

George Armstrong
PE, PS, LS, BS

Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Transfer to an Engineering or Engineering Technology bachelor's degree program after completing the Pre-Engineering associate's degree. Students are prepared to transfer into bachelor's degree programs in a variety of engineering disciplines.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Possible job titles after completing the Pre-Engineering degree, and successful transfer and completion of bachelor's degree program, include:
  • Mechanical Engineer and Technologist
  • Materials Engineer and Technologist
  • Biomedical Engineer and Technologist
  • Chemical Engineer and Technologist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer and IT Engineer
  • Electrical/ Electronics Engineer
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

Graduate Employment Outlook

Good. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in Engineering will either grow at a steady pace or increase rapidly, depending upon the engineering field.

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varies, depending on bachelor's degree completed

Education Options

Transfer History

  • Miami University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Dayton
  • Wright State University

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Pre-Engineering (PENG)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
CHE 121 General Chemistry 1 4 0 4
CHE 131 General Chemistry 1 Lab 0 3 1
ENG 101 English Composition 1 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective 1 0 1
ENGR 111 Introduction to Engineering 1 2 2 3
Semester 2
PHY 201 Physics 1: Calculus-Based 4 2 5
MAT 251 Calculus 1 5 0 5
ENG 10X English Composition Elective 3 0 3
ENGR 112 Introduction to Engineering 2 2 2 3
Semester 3
MAT 252 Calculus 2 5 0 5
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 0 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective 1 2 3 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 1 3 0 3
Semester 4
XXX XXX Technical Elective 2 2 2 3
XXX XXX Transfer Module Math/Science Elective 5 0 5
XXX XXX Social Science Elective 3 0 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 2 3 0 3
Semester 5
XXX XXX Technical Elective 3 2 3 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective 4 1 40 2
HST XXX History Elective 3 0 3
Total Credits: 56 57 64

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Arts/Humanities Elective (select two courses)
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE 6
Transfer Module Math/Science Elective
MAT 253 Calculus 3 5
CHE 122
& CHE 132
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Lab
5
CHE 201
& CHE 211
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
5
CHE 202
& CHE 212
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
5
PHY 202 Physics 2: Calculus-Based 5
Technical Electives 1 3
MAT 253 Calculus 3 5
CET 105 Introduction to Surveying 3
MET 111 Manufacturing Processes 1 3
MET 131 MET Computer Aided Drafting 1 3
MET 140 Engineering Materials 3
EET 121 Digital Systems 1 3
EET 131 Circuit Analysis 1 4
EET 132 Circuit Analysis 2 4
CHE 122
& CHE 132
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Lab
5
CHE 201
& CHE 211
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
5
CHE 202
& CHE 212
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
5
PHY 202 Physics 2: Calculus-Based 5
CET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Civil Engineering Technology 2 2
MET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Mechanical Engineering Technology 2 2
EET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics Engineering Technology 2 2
EMET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology 2 2
ENGR 200 Engineering Statics (Calculus Based) 3
Social Science Elective (select one course)
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC 3
History Elective (select one course)
Any Transfer Module course from HST 3
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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