Basic Engineering is a rigorous program which emphasizes mathematics and sciences. It prepares the student for transfer to four-year colleges and universities at which they can continue their education in all fields of engineering (e.g. mechanical, civil, electrical, electronics, environmental, manufacturing, computer sciences), life sciences (e.g. biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, genetic engineering, premedical, pharmaceutical), and sciences (e.g. physics, nuclear physics, chemistry).
While transfer policies at each baccalaureate institution vary, the majority of program graduates have most or all of the 68 credits accepted in transfer and they typically enter as third year students. Students are advised to consult with their transfer institution of choice for information on transfer policies. QCC transfer articulation agreements can be viewed at the following link: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer/ArticPathways.html
In a philosophical sense, the Basic Engineering program strives to develop in students the ability and awareness to think critically, solve problems, foster a strong sense of global community, and work wisely and creatively to better themselves and the world they live.
Most students complete the A.S. degree requirements in two years, by taking courses in the Fall and Spring semesters plus Summer sessions and Intersessions. Courses are also offered in the evening.
For students who are pursuing an Associate Degree in Basic Engineering, it is strongly recommend to take six of these courses at Quinsigamond Community College: Calculus III, Differential Equations, Physics III, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers, Thermodynamics, and C++ for Scientists and Engineers.
It is strongly recommended that interested students contact the program Coordinator as early as possible in order to review degree requirements and make arrangements for any needed prerequisite courses.
Technical Performance Standards
Please review the Technical Performance Standards requirements on pages 17-20 of the current college catalog.
Principles of Chemistry for Engineers I
C++ for Scientists & Engineers
English Composition & Literature I
Principles of Chemistry for Engineers II
English Composition & Literature II
General Physics I
Social Science Elective
Introduction to Materials Science
Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists
General Physics II
Strength of Materials
General Physics III