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2014 - 2015 Engineering Field of Study

An Associate of Science with an Engineering Field of Study requires 67 credit hours.

The Engineering Field of Study is preparation for a Bachelor of Science in several disciplines within the school of engineering at a college or university. The completed Engineering Field of Study is designed to transfer to any Texas public college or university. Upon completion of the Field of Study curriculum, a certificate will be awarded to acknowledge completion and recognize preparedness to transition from an associate level to a baccalaureate (BA/BS) level, at any Texas public institution.

In addition to the Engineering Field of Study, a specific set of four University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Engineering courses are offered in support of our Collin-UTD Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement. Five areas of Engineering are covered by these courses: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Software Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. (Please contact the Program Director for the most recent Collin College-University of Texas at Dallas Engineering Articulation Agreement.)


Certificate – Engineering Field of Study
36 credit hours

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES                      11 credit hours

CHEM 1412   General Chemistry II 1
MATH 2320   Differential Equations 1
PHYS 2425   University Physics I 1

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES                                                           25 credit hours

ENGR 2301   Engineering Mechanics I 1
ENGR 2302   Engineering Mechanics II 1
ENGR 2305   Electrical Circuits I 1
MATH 2413   Calculus I 1
MATH 2414   Calculus II 1
MATH 2415   Calculus III 1
PHYS 2426   University Physics II 1


To earn the AS degree, in addition to the Field of Study Certificate, complete the following General Education Core requirements:

31 credit hours

Communication                                                                               6 credit hours

Complete both of the following courses:

English            ENGL 1301 and 1302

Language, Philosophy & Culture                                                  3 credit hours

Select one of the following courses:

English            ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343

French            FREN 2303, 2304

History            HIST 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322

Humanities      HUMA 1301

Philosophy      PHIL 1301, 1304, 2303, 2306, 2307, 2321

Social and Behavioral Sciences                                                    3 credit hours

Select one of the following courses:

Anthropology   ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351

Economics        ECON 2301, 2302

Psychology       PSYC 2301

Sociology          SOCI 1301

Government / Political Science                                                    6 credit hours

Complete both of the following courses:

Government      GOVT 2305 and 2306

American History                                                                            6 credit hours

Select two of the following courses:

History              HIST 1301, 1302, 2301

Creative Arts                                                                                   3 credit hours

Select one of the following courses:

Dance               DANC 2303

Music                MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

Theatre             DRAM 1310, 2361, 2362, 2366, 2367

Visual Arts       ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304, 1313

Component Area Option (CAO)                                                   4 credit hours

Speech                                                   3 credit hours

Select one of the following courses:

Speech            SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321

Additional CAO Requirement:            1 credit hour

Select one of the following courses:

Psychology      PSYC 1100, 1300



The following recommended courses may also be taken toward a bachelor’s degree; however, they are not part of the FOS, nor do they satisfy any General Education Core requirements.

ENGR 1201   Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1172   Introduction to Experimental Techniques 2
ENGR 2110   Introduction to Digital Systems Laboratory 2
ENGR 2300   Applied Linear Algebra 2
ENGR 2310   Introduction to Digital Systems 2

1.Please check prerequisites for this course.

2.This course will transfer to a specific 2+2 engineering program. Please check with your advisor to learn whether the course will transfer to the engineering program of your choice.

Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

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Program Director:
Dave Galley
PRC – H213

Academic Advisors:
Catherine Smith
PRC – F134