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2016-2017 Catalog 
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Engineering Science, Associate of Science

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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.



Curriculum – A.S. Degree

Total Credits 67

1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

2 PHYS 151 Engineering Physics II  and PHYS 250 Engineering Physics III  can be taken in any sequence after completing PHYS 150 Engineering Physics I .

3 Students planning to transfer to Rutgers should be aware that ECON 101 Macroeconomics  and ECON 102 Microeconomics  together would transfer as equivalent to Economics Principle and Problems (01:220:200) at Rutgers.

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.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to take ENGR 201 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering  as an extra elective.

NOTE: Make sure to check with your transfer institution about summer courses to take to gain full junior status. 

NOTE: Students are encouraged to check courses needed for double major in Mathematics.

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