Associate in Engineering Science (AES)

Program Description

Catalog Year: 2019

Bachelor's engineering programs are highly structured to meet the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) standards required for candidates seeking Illinois registration as a professional engineer. The Associate in Engineering Science (AES) Degree is designed to parallel the first two years of pre-engineering programs at most Illinois universities and facilitates students transferring into a bachelor's engineering program with junior standing. Due to the rigor of the AES curriculum, it is ideal for students to have taken a fourth course of math in high school, or at least have an aptitude in science and math. Students should select courses in consultation with a counselor and should decide on their engineering specialty and their preferred transfer school at the beginning of the sophomore year (at 30 semester hours), since engineering course selections may vary by specialty and school. Admission into engineering is very competitive. Completion of the pre-engineering courses alone does not guarantee admission to an engineering program. The General Education courses required for the AES degree are approved by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI); however, the structure of the AES does not meet the minimum IAI General Education Core Requirements. Students will need to complete the general education requirements of the school to which they transfer.

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Program Requirements

AES Communications Requirement : AES Communications

Take:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II

AES Math Requirement : AES Math Requirement

Take:
  • MTH-190 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
  • MTH-210 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

AES Life/Physical Science Requirements : AES Life/Physcial Sc

Take:
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • PHY-211 - Engineering Physics I

AES Humanities/Fine Arts Requirements : AES HUM/Fine Arts

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • SPN-202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • GRM-202 - Intermediate German II
  • FRN-202 - Intermediate French II
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • HUM-110 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUM-112 - Western Philosophy I
  • HUM-113 - Western Philosophy II
  • HUM-115 - Critical Reasoning
  • HUM-116 - Logic
  • HUM-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophies
  • HUM-202 - Philosophy of Religion
  • HUM-203 - Comparative Religions
  • HUM-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • HUM-205 - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUM-216 - Ethics
  • LIT-201 - Introduction to Literature:Fiction
  • LIT-202 - Introduction to Literature:Drama
  • LIT-203 - Introduction to Literature:Poetry
  • LIT-205 - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • LIT-210 - Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT-211 - Introduction to Literature by Women
  • LIT-220 - LGBTQ Literature
  • LIT-223 - International Literature
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-230 - Masterpieces of World Lit
  • LIT-235 - Bible as Literature
  • LIT-241 - Great Books Seminar I
  • LIT-242 - Great Books Seminar II
  • LIT-243 - Great Books Seminar III
  • LIT-244 - Great Books Seminar IV
  • LIT-245 - Great Books Seminar V
  • ART-115 - Art Appreciation
  • ART-130 - Art of Film
  • ART-151 - History of Art I
  • ART-152 - History of Art II
  • ART-154 - Survey of Non-Western Art
  • ART-155 - History of Photography
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • MUS-104 - Musics of the World
  • MUS-105 - Music Appreciation
  • MUS-106 - Music Literature From 1400 to 1750
  • THE-100 - Theatre Appreciation
  • THE-122 - Intro-Theater History & Literature
  • THE-124 - American Drama
  • CMS-106 - Introduction to Film Appreciation

AES Social/Behavioral Sciences Courses : AES SOC/BHVSC Crss

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ECN-101 - Fundamentals of Economics
  • ECN-202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN-201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEO-116 - Human Geography
  • GEO-216 - Geography of the Developing World
  • HIS-101 - History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS-102 - History of Western Civilization II
  • HIS-115 - History of World Civilizations I
  • HIS-116 - History of World Civilizations II
  • HIS-120 - History of the Non-Western World I
  • HIS-121 - History of the Non-Western World II
  • HIS-130 - History of Latin America I
  • HIS-131 - History of Latin America II
  • HIS-140 - History of Asia & Pacific I
  • HIS-141 - History of Asia & Pacific II
  • HIS-151 - U S History to 1870
  • HIS-152 - U S History Since 1865
  • POS-150 - Amer Government - National
  • POS-151 - Amer Govt State Local
  • POS-152 - Principles of Political Science
  • POS-250 - Comparative Political Systems
  • POS-251 - International Relations
  • POS-253 - Non-Western Comparative Government
  • ATR-120 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • ATR-210 - General Prehistoric Archeology
  • ATR-220 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ATR-250 - Human Evolution
  • PSY-100 - Intro to Psychology
  • PSY-212 - Child Psychology
  • PSY-214 - Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY-215 - Social Psychology
  • PSY-218 - Human Growth and Development
  • SOC-100 - Principles of Sociology
  • SOC-201 - Social Problems
  • SOC-209 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-210 - Marriage and Family
  • SOC-220 - Gender Roles and Social Change

AES Prerequisite Course Requirements : AES Prereq Courses

Take 1 course from:
  • CIS-123 - Computer Science for Engineers
  • MTH-123 - Computer Science for Engineers

Take:
  • MTH-230 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
  • MTH-250 - Differential Equations
  • PHY-212 - Engineering Physics II

AES Pre-Engineering Speciality Courses : EGR Speciality Crss

Take 5.00 credits from:
  • ECN-201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • CHM-143 - General Chemistry II
  • CHM-234 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM-235 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CIS-223 - Computer Science II
  • EGR-101 - Engineering Design Graphics/Cad
  • EGR-152 - Statics
  • EGR-252 - Dynamics
  • PHY-213 - Engineering Physics III

AES Minimum Program Credit : AES CR CHECK

Take 60.00 credits from:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II
  • MTH-190 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
  • MTH-210 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • PHY-211 - Engineering Physics I
  • FRN-202 - Intermediate French II
  • GRM-202 - Intermediate German II
  • SPN-202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • HUM-110 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUM-112 - Western Philosophy I
  • HUM-113 - Western Philosophy II
  • HUM-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophies
  • HUM-202 - Philosophy of Religion
  • HUM-203 - Comparative Religions
  • HUM-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • HUM-205 - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUM-216 - Ethics
  • HUM-115 - Critical Reasoning
  • HUM-116 - Logic
  • LIT-201 - Introduction to Literature:Fiction
  • LIT-202 - Introduction to Literature:Drama
  • LIT-203 - Introduction to Literature:Poetry
  • LIT-205 - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • LIT-210 - Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT-211 - Introduction to Literature by Women
  • LIT-220 - LGBTQ Literature
  • LIT-223 - International Literature
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-235 - Bible as Literature
  • LIT-242 - Great Books Seminar II
  • LIT-244 - Great Books Seminar IV
  • LIT-230 - Masterpieces of World Lit
  • LIT-241 - Great Books Seminar I
  • LIT-243 - Great Books Seminar III
  • LIT-245 - Great Books Seminar V
  • ART-115 - Art Appreciation
  • ART-130 - Art of Film
  • ART-151 - History of Art I
  • ART-154 - Survey of Non-Western Art
  • ART-155 - History of Photography
  • ART-152 - History of Art II
  • MUS-104 - Musics of the World
  • MUS-105 - Music Appreciation
  • MUS-106 - Music Literature From 1400 to 1750
  • MUS-107 - Music Liter. From 1750 to Present
  • CMS-106 - Introduction to Film Appreciation
  • THE-100 - Theatre Appreciation
  • THE-122 - Intro-Theater History & Literature
  • THE-124 - American Drama
  • ECN-101 - Fundamentals of Economics
  • ECN-201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN-202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GEO-116 - Human Geography
  • HIS-101 - History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS-102 - History of Western Civilization II
  • HIS-115 - History of World Civilizations I
  • HIS-116 - History of World Civilizations II
  • HIS-120 - History of the Non-Western World I
  • HIS-121 - History of the Non-Western World II
  • HIS-130 - History of Latin America I
  • HIS-131 - History of Latin America II
  • HIS-140 - History of Asia & Pacific I
  • HIS-141 - History of Asia & Pacific II
  • HIS-151 - U S History to 1870
  • HIS-152 - U S History Since 1865
  • POS-150 - Amer Government - National
  • POS-151 - Amer Govt State Local
  • POS-152 - Principles of Political Science
  • POS-250 - Comparative Political Systems
  • POS-251 - International Relations
  • POS-253 - Non-Western Comparative Government
  • ATR-120 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • ATR-210 - General Prehistoric Archeology
  • ATR-220 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ATR-250 - Human Evolution
  • PSY-100 - Intro to Psychology
  • PSY-212 - Child Psychology
  • PSY-214 - Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY-218 - Human Growth and Development
  • SOC-100 - Principles of Sociology
  • SOC-201 - Social Problems
  • SOC-209 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-210 - Marriage and Family
  • SOC-220 - Gender Roles and Social Change
  • PSY-215 - Social Psychology
  • SOC-215 - Social Psychology
  • CIS-123 - Computer Science for Engineers
  • MTH-123 - Computer Science for Engineers
  • MTH-230 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
  • CHM-143 - General Chemistry II
  • CHM-234 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM-235 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CIS-223 - Computer Science II
  • EGR-101 - Engineering Design Graphics/Cad
  • EGR-152 - Statics
  • EGR-252 - Dynamics
  • PHY-213 - Engineering Physics III

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