Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to practical and technical problems that benefit society. As an engineer, you will take on the world’s most pressing challenges such as cybersecurity, maintaining clean water and viable energy supplies, finding sustainable ways to grow food, building lasting infrastructure, or designing cutting-edge technologies. Engineering is a highly-employable career choice with many options for specialization throughout several industries.

If you think creatively, solve practical problems, work collaboratively, lead projects, manage budgets, and communicate effectively, a career in engineering may be for you.

The Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree is designed for students intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering. ECC’s Engineering Department helps you build a solid academic foundation in mathematics and science, complete courses to fulfill your general education requirements, and enroll in specialty engineering courses before transferring to a four-year institution.

The engineer program coursework offers what is normally referred to as the "engineering core" at most colleges and universities. Mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering courses such as dynamics and statics are at the center of this program which transitions smoothly into junior-level coursework upon transfer.

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Guided Transfer Pathway Available

Learn more about a plan ECC offers to guide you toward courses relevant to your interests and based on the requirements of certain 4-year institutions. See all of our Guided Transfer Pathways.

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Earning an Associate Degree at Elgin Community College can set your career in motion.

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