Degree RequirementsMajor Code: AES1Associate 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.
- College Requirements
- A total of 60 semester hours or more completed as specified in the following sections.A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in all course work taken, regular student status and in good standing.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.
- 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.)
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.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
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.
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.
- Chemical Engineering
* 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.