Engineering Broad Field (AS)

The Associate of Science in Engineering Broad Field is a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for transfer to a four year program in a variety of engineering majors.

AS Degree Completion:

To complete the AS Engineering Broad Field, students shall:

  1. Select the University to which they plan to transfer and select an engineering specialty offered at that university (Civil, General, Composite, etc.)
  2. Develop a coursework plan that includes all of the requirements listed below.
  3. Apply to graduate during the final semester at Normandale.

MnTC Requirements: (45-46 cr)

MATH 1510

Calculus 1 (5)

MATH 1520

Calculus 2 (5)

MATH 2510

Calculus 3 (5)

MATH 2520

Calculus 4 (5)

PHYS 1121

Physics with Calculus 1 (5)

PHYS 1122

Physics with Calculus 2 (5)

CHEM 1061

Principles of Chemistry I (5)

ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

Other

Two courses that satisfy Goals 5 and 6. One of these courses must also satisfy at least one of the following Goal areas: 7, 8, 9, or 10.* (6-7)

*Select MnTC courses that also fulfill general education course requirements at the desired transfer institution.

Engineering Specialty Requirements: (12 cr)

A minimum of 4 courses and 12 credits from a single engineering specialty listed below. (12)

Electives: (3 cr)

Elective courses to reach a minimum of 60 credits (3)

Note that some transfer programs have specific course requirements. Electives can be additional required engineering courses (recommended) or additional general education courses. Consult with an advisor or counselor for guidance on course selection.

University Admission and Graduation Requirements: This degree has an articulation agreement with Minnesota State University, Mankato; St. Cloud State University; Winona State University; University of Minnesota; University of Minnesota, Duluth and any System college approved to offer the Associate of Science in Engineering Broad Field degree program. These schools have agreed that:

  • All MnTC courses listed above and required (R) Engineering Specialty courses below will transfer and count toward university baccalaureate degree program requirements.
  • Completion of the Associate of Science in Engineering Broad Field degree does not guarantee admission to a baccalaureate degree program.
    1. Students must meet university admission requirements and degree program admission requirements.
    2. Baccalaureate engineering degree programs may have limited enrollment capacity with seats available on a competitive basis.
  • Students accepted into a university must fulfill the baccalaureate program graduation requirements.

Engineering Specialty Requirements

Select a minimum of 4 courses and 12 credits from a single engineering specialty (e.g. civil, computer, electrical, general, mechanical, etc.) on the table below.

Key:

A

See advisor/counselor to confirm course transfer to a university program

R

Required university program course

 

UA

See advisor/counselor to confirm course transfer to a University of Minnesota program

UR

Required University of Minnesota program course

Civil

Computer

Electrical

General

Mechanical

Manufacture

Composite

Course

Credits

A

A

A

R

R

A

R

ENGR 1020
Intro to Engineering

4

 

R

R

R

R

A

R

Computer Programming*

3

R

 

A

R

R

R

R

ENGR 2235
Statics

3

R

 

A

R

R

R

R

ENGR 2236 Dynamics

3

R

 

 

R

R

R

R

ENGR 2331 Deformable Body Mechanics

3

R

UA

 

A

A

R

A

A

ENGR 2231 Thermodynamics

3

 

R

R

R

R

R

R

ENGR 2001

Circuits with Electronics 1

5

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

ENGR 2011

Circuits with Electronics 2

4

 

R

R

 

A

UR

 

 

ENGR 2301
Intro to Digital Systems Design A

2

 

R

R

 

A

 

 

ENGR 2302
Intro to Digital Systems Design B

2

UA

A

 

 

A

A

A

MATH 2400 Probability & Statistics with Calculus

4

A

A

A

A

A

A

R

CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry 2

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

CHEM 2061 & 2062 Organic Chemistry 1 & 2

10

*CSCI 1113 is recommended for all specialties except Computer Engineering. Consult an advisor or counselor for Computer Science courses required for baccalaureate Computer Engineering programs.

Transfer to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: The University of Minnesota offers Engineering Specialties that are not listed above. In some cases, there is enough overlap with an AS - EBF specialty that students can still earn the degree. The table below lists the additional specialties, the specialty technical requirements, and the AS - EBF specialty that the courses satisfy.

U of MN Specialty

Technical Requirements

AS - EBF Specialty

Aerospace

ENGR 2001, 2301, 2235, 2236, 2331; PHYS 2250; Programming

Mechanical

Biomedical

BIOL 1105; CHEM 1062, 2061; MATH 2400; Programming

Composite

Bioproducts/

Biosystems

BIOL 1105; CHEM 1062; ENGR 2235, 2236;

 

 

 

Bioproducts:
CHEM 2061, 2062

Composite

 

Bioprocessing/Food: CHEM 2061, 2062; ENGR 2001, 2301; MATH 2400

Composite or Mechanical

 

Environmental/
Ecological: ENGR 2001, 2301; MATH 2400

Any

Chemical

CHEM 1062, 2041, 2061, 2062

None

Geo-

engineering

ENGR 2235, 2236, 2331; CHEM 1062 OR PHYS 2250; Programming

Any except Computer

Industrial/

Systems

BUSN 1100; ECON 2201; MATH 2400;

None

Material

Science

CHEM 1062, 2061; ENGR 2235, 2331; PHYS 2250

Composite

Source: NCC/U of M - -CSE transfer plan: http://cse.umn.edu/admissions/transferadm/CSE_CONTENT_198263.php