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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.

I. College Requirements

A. Semester Hours
A total of 60 semester hours or more completed as specified in the following sections.

B. Grade-Points
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in all coursework taken, regular student status and in good standing.

C. Academic Residency
Meet the college’s academic residency requirement: a minimum of 15 semester hours in courses must have been achieved at Waubonsee, excluding credit by proficiency.

II. General Education Requirements
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 Waubonsee’s IAI website as of March 2014. (Courses are 3 sem hrs unless indicated.)
Associate in Engineering Science (AES)


A. Communications (AES)


English: ENG 101* and 102 *

B. Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts (AES)
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
Anthropology: ANT 101 (N), 102, 110
Economics: ECN 100, 201**, 202
Geography: GEO 120 (N), 220 (N), 235 (N)
History***: HIS 101 (N), 102 (N), 121, 122, 205 (N), 215 (N), 225 (N), 235 (N)
Political Science: PSC 100, 220, 240, 260
Psychology: PSY 100, 205, 215, 220, 226, 235
Sociology: SOC 100, 120 (D), 130, 210, 230 (D)

Humanities and Fine Arts
Art: ART 100, 101, 102, 103 (N), 104, 105 (D), 106
English: ENG 211, 212, 215, 220 (D), 221, 222, 225, 226, 229, 230, 235, 240, 245, 255 (D)
Film Studies: FLM 250, 260, 270
French: FRE 202
German: GER 202
History***: HIS 111, 112, 125
Humanities: HUM 101, 102 (N), 201, 202
Music: MUS 100, 101 (N), 102
Philosophy: PHL 100, 101, 105, 110, 120 (N), 201, 202
Religious Studies: RLG 120 (N)
Spanish: SPN 202, 205, 215
Theatre: THE 100, 130 (D)

C. Physical and Life Sciences (AES)


Chemistry: CHM 121 (4)

D. Mathematics (AES)


Math: MTH 131 (4), 132 (4), 233 (4)

III. Additional College Requirements

A. Non-Western and Diversity
One course satisfying degree requirements must have a non-Western or diversity emphasis. These courses are highlighted in bold in General Education Requirements Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts (item II. B.). This is not an additional credit hour requirement.

IV. Area of Concentration/Elective Requirements (AES)


A. Essential Prerequisite Courses (AES)


Computer Information Systems: CIS 115
Mathematics: MTH 240
Physics: PHY 221 (5), 222 (5)

B. Engineering Specialty Courses (AES)
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.


Chemical Engineering: CHM122 (4), 231 (4), 232 (4)
Civil Engineering: EGR101, 220, 230
Computer Engineering: CIS130 and 230, or CIS150 and 250
Electrical Engineering: CIS130 and 230, or CIS150 and 250
Industrial Engineering: EGR101, 220, 230
Mechanical Engineering: EGR101, 220, 230

C. Elective Courses (AES)
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.