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Pre-Engineering Transfer AS

Last updated 5/30/2014

Associate in Science Code 1526

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Doug Davidson, 309-796-5246, davidsond@bhc.edu
Matlub Ahmad, 309-796-5245, ahmadm@bhc.edu
East Campus
Vashti Berry, 309-854-1711, berryv@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in professional engineering at a four-year institution which offers an engineering curriculum should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Science curriculum listed here. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy the graduation requirements of the Black Hawk College Associate in Science degree for pre-professional engineering. This is a unique Associate in Science curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of students planning to pursue a four-year degree in professional engineering.

Universities to which Black Hawk College engineering students may transfer include Bradley University, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Missouri, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin (Platteville), and others.

The various fields of engineering (such as mechanical, electrical, computer science) require certain courses in common as well as specific courses applicable only to that field. Normally, the courses encountered in the first two years of study are common courses. Since universities may require specific courses, students should consult with the Natural Science and Engineering department at Black Hawk College for additional information.

Since employment varies greatly in various fields of engineering, students in their freshman and sophomore years should begin to give serious thought to both their field of engineering and to its application in the employment market.

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science degree in engineering may enter such careers as design, production and construction, operations, sales, management, testing, teaching and consulting. Two other areas, research and development, require an advanced degree.

Students who do not plan to transfer to a four-year school and are interested in two-year Engineering Technology curricula should see the Engineering Technology Related Career curricula.

Pre-Engineering Transfer AS
Associate in Science Code 1526
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
CHEM 101 — General Chemistry I (4)
MATH 124 — Calculus I (4)
GE 101 — Engineering Graphics and Geometry (3)
1Social Science/Humanities Elective (3)

Second Semester
2ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
CHEM 102 — General Chemistry II (4)
MATH 225 — Calculus II (4)
PHYS 201 — General Physics (5)

Third Semester
MATH 226 — Calculus III (5)
PHYS 202 — General Physics (5)
3GE 201 — Analytic Mechanics (Statics) (3)
CS 251 — Programming for Science (3)

Fourth Semester
MATH 235 — Differential Equations (3)
3GE 202 — Analytic Mechanics (Dynamics) (3)
PHYS 214 — General Physics (Quantum) (2)
GE 205 — Elementary Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
1Social Science/Humanities Elective (3)
1Social Science/Humanities Elective  or  (3)
4Technical Elective

Minimum total hours required for degree (66)

1Consult an advisor to choose appropriate general education classes.
2Students planning to attend Bradley University substitute SPEC 101 for ENG 102.
3Chemical Engineering students substitute CHEM 203-204, Organic Chemistry I and II.
4Some students should take MATH 230 and/or GE 102. Consult an advisor.

Note: Students desiring to complete an Associate in Science degree in the pre-engineering curriculum must be certain that their course program includes SPEC 101, 6 hours of Mathematics, 9 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts general education electives, 9 hours of Social Science general education electives, 3 hours in Non-Western Culture, and a Life Science general education elective, as well as those courses specified by institutions listed above. These general education electives must be chosen from the general education electives listed under Graduation Requirements.

Courses for this program include: »

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 110; or the completion of MATH 112 “C” or better, Math 118 “C” or better, or Math 123 “C or better, or by Algebra assessment.
Fundamental principles of stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and thermochemistry with applications to gases, liquids, solids and solutions. IAI: P1 902L; CHM 911

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
Continuation of CHEM 101. Equilibrium calculations, electrochemistry, acid-base theory, coordination compounds, inorganic chemistry. IAI: CHM 912

CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry I
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
Synthetic and mechanistic features of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides and alcohols, including nomenclature. IAI: CHM 913

CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry II
5 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 6 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 203.
Continuation of CHEM 203. Emphasis on functional group reactions and mechanisms with spectrochemical interpretations. IAI: CHM 914

CS 251 Programming for Science
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 124 “C” or better.
Structured programming with applications in mathematics, engineering, and the physical and biological sciences. Introduction to numerical methods and numerical analysis using a high level language as the language of implementation.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

GE 101 Engineering Graphics and Geometry
3 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hour; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Math 118 or equivalent, or Math 124, or instructor consent.
Introduction to basic graphing concepts including use of equipment, orthographic projection, geometric construction, and pictorial representation. Applications of orthographic projection of the engineering design process, introduction to computer-aided graphing using personal computers. IAI: EGR 941

GE 102 Engineering Graphics and Geometry
3 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hour; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: GE 101 or equivalent.
Advanced graphics and descriptive geometry.

GE 201 Analytical Mechanics Statics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 201 or instructor consent.
Vector and calculus approach to principles of statics. IAI: EGR 942

GE 202 Analytical Mechanics Dynamics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: GE 201.
Vector and calculus study of the displacement velocity and acceleration of particles and rigid bodies. IAI: EGR 943

GE 205 Elementary Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: GE 201.
The study of the stress and strain of deformable bodies due to external loading. Such stresses include tension, compression torsion, transverse buckling, bending, combined loading and deflection. IAI: EGR 945

MATH 124 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or MATH 118 or MATH 112 and MATH 116 “C” or better.
First semester calculus including analytic geometry, with emphasis on functions, limits, continuity, derivative and some of its applications, differentials, antiderivatives, and the definite integral. IAI: M1 900-1, MTH 901

MATH 225 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 124 “C” or better.
Second semester calculus. Includes applications of the definite integral, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, sequences and series, polar coordinates and parametric equation. IAI: M1 900-2, MTH 902

MATH 226 Calculus III with Analytic Geometry
5 cr. hrs.;
5 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 225 “C” or better.
Includes vectors and vector-valued functions, surfaces in 3-space differential and integral calculus of multivariate functions, vector fields, line and surface integrals. IAI: M1 900-3, MTH 903

MATH 230 Linear Algebra
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 225 “C” or better.
Study of vector spaces with an emphasis on proof. Topics include matrices and determinants, linear systems, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors and applications numerical techniques. IAI: MTH 911

MATH 235 Differential Equations
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 226 “C” or better.
Study of ordinary differential equations, existence and uniqueness of solutions, and related theorems. Topics include variation of parameters, systems, numerical approximations, and transform methods. IAI: MTH 912

PHYS 201 General Physics
5 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 124 or instructor consent.
For students preparing to major in engineering, physics, chemistry or mathematics. Analytical study of the theory of mechanics, heat and sound. Graduation credit will not be permitted for both PHYS 101 and 201. IAI: P2 900L; PHY 911

PHYS 202 General Physics
5 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 201.
For students preparing to major in engineering, physics, chemistry or mathematics. Analytical study of the theory of electricity, magnetism, and optics. Graduation credit will not be granted for both PHYS 102 and 202. IAI: PHY 912

PHYS 214 General Physics (Quantum)
2 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 201 and PHYS 202.
For student preparing to major in engineering, physics, chemistry or mathematics. Analytical study of the theory of light, photons and quantum phenomena.

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900