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Degree Requirements
Major Code: AES1
Associate in Engineering Science

The following sections list program requirements to achieve an Associate in Engineering Science degree at Waubonsee. This degree is designed to provide students a smooth transition to a four-year baccalaureate engineering degree program. Students who complete the AES degree can transfer to an engineering program and complete a Bachelor of Science degree in an additional two years, depending upon the requirements of the four-year institution.
  1. College Requirements
    1. Semester Hours
    2. A total of 60 semester hours or more completed as specified in the following sections.
    3. Grade Points
    4. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in all course work taken, regular student status and in good standing.
    5. Academic Residency
    6. Meet the college's academic residency requirement: a minimum of 15 semester hours in courses must have been achieved at Waubonsee, excluding CLEP and proficiency credits.
  2. General Education Requirements31

    Since completion of the Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree does not fulfill the requirements of the IAI General Education Core Curriculum, students must complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Courses listed in section II are included on the IAI website. (Courses are 3 sem hrs unless indicated.)

    1. Communications6
    2. Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts9
    3. Students are encouraged to complete a two-semester sequence in either the Social and Behavioral Sciences or the Humanities and Fine Arts categories. Courses in bold identify Non-Western and Diversity options: N indicates non-Western; D indicates diversity.

    4. Physical and Life Sciences4
    5. Mathematics12
  3. Additional College Requirements
    1. Non-Western and Diversity
    2. One course satisfying degree requirements must have a non-Western or diversity emphasis. These courses are highlighted in bold in the General Education Requirements Social and Behavioral Sciences (item II.B.) and Humanities and Fine Arts (item II.E.). This is not an additional credit hour requirement.

  4. Area of Concentration / Elective Requirements29
    1. Essential Prerequisite Courses16
    2. Engineering Specialty Courses9-13
    3. Students must select specialty courses based on their engineering major. Students should consult with a counselor to determine the appropriate choice based on their major and the four-year institution to which they intend to transfer. Students may wish to complete courses above the requirements of the AES degree upon advice of a counselor.

      Recommended Core Courses by Specialty follow.

    4. Elective Courses0-4
    5. Students should select transfer courses based on their specific engineering major or take additional hours toward completion of the IAI general education core. Students should consult with a counselor early in their program of studies to determine the appropriate choices based on their major and the four-year institution to which they intend to transfer.

* IAI General Education requires a grade of C or better in these courses.

** ECN122 is required in Industrial Engineering and recommended for other engineering specialties.

*** No more than two history courses can be used to fulfill general education requirements.