The Associate of Science degree program in Engineering Science prepares students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in engineering at four-year colleges and universities. Due to the diversity of engineering curricula offered at four-year institutions, it is necessary for transferring students to take one or two additional courses before attaining junior status at the transfer institution. Many institutions provide summer sessions for this purpose. Raritan Valley Community College has formal transfer agreements with New Jersey Institute of Technology, The College of New Jersey and Rutgers University. Graduates of the program have also transferred successfully to other leading engineering colleges throughout the country.
Graduates are able to:
use calculus and differential equations to assist in solving engineering problems
apply the fundamental principles of physics to the solution of engineering problems
use the computer as a tool to aid in the solution of engineering problems and engineering graphics and design
apply the principles of statics, dynamics and circuit analysis to establish a strong foundation for upper-level courses in engineering
present information in graphical and written form coherently
understand the role of engineering and technology in solving today’s societal problems
Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities. Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.
4 Students planning to transfer to Rutgers should also consider taking MATH 256 Linear Algebra . The combination of MATH 254 Differential Equations & MATH 256 would transfer into Rutgers as equivalent to Differential Equations for Engineering and Physics (1:640:244) and a 3-credit technical elective.