Pre-Engineering - Transfer - SDSMT

Associate of Science Degree

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an associate of science degree with an concentration in pre-engineering. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.


Recommended Core Courses

Core 33 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGR 1010 Multidisciplinary Design
Introduction to the engineering profession, engineering problem solving and engineering design with an emphasis on current topics. Course material will be presented using projects and group learning activities. Student must receive a grade of C or better to transfer into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln STEP program.
3
MATH 2010 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Covers differentiation and integration of inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. It also looks at techniques of integration, infinite series, select topics from analytic geometry, and polar coordinates.
5
ENGR 2010 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics
Basic circuit analysis for engineers including direct and alternating currents and operational amplifiers, digital signals and circuits. This course is coordinated with the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln STEP program. Student must receive a grade of C or better to transfer into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln STEP program.
4
ENGR 2020 Engineering Statics
Action of forces on engineering structures and machines. Force systems, static equilibrium of frames and machines. Friction, center of gravity, moment of inertia, vector algebra. This course is coordinated with the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln STEP program. Student must receive a grade of C or better to transfer into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln STEP program.
3
MATH 2020 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Covers multivariate and vector calculus, with an introduction to differential equations.
5
PHYS 2030 General Physics I
Study of principles and their application in mechanics, heat and sound. Two semesters of high school physics or equivalent required.
5
PHYS 2040 General Physics II
General study in magnetism and electricity, light and optics, atomic and nuclear physics.
5
MATH 2100 Ordinary Differential Equations
This course covers first-order and second-order methods for ordinary differential equations, separation of variables, homogeneous equations, power series methods, Laplace transforms, and linear differential equations. The course also covers matrix methods and makes use of a Computer Algebra System.
3
PHYS 2300 Dynamics
The study of bodies in motion. Requires a general knowledge of Vector Algebra and Calculus. The course evaluates Newton's laws of motion as applied to particles and rigid bodies. Additional topics include absolute and relative motion, force, mass, and acceleration, work and energy, and impulse and momentum.
3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 3 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to the basic principles of sociology including the study of culture, socialization, social structure, social institutions, investigative behavior, deviance, inequalities including race, ethnicity, stratification; demography, population, and theoretical perspectives.
3
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology
An introduction to the science of psychology including the application of critical thinking to the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and development, neurological aspects, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perceptions and theoretical perspectives.
3

Humanities 3-6 Credit Hours

select at least two for total of 6 credit hours from different course prefix - must have 9 credit hours divided among Humanities and Social & Behavioral Science
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre
An introduction to the forms and functions of the dramatic arts within a historical perspective. Includes an introduction to basic theatre skills as well as an introduction to a range of dramatic literature.
3
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
Students will read and analyze works in various genres of literature and respond with essays applying research skills learned in ENGL 1010.
3
ENGL 1520 Comparative Mythology
Introduces students to mythological and folkloric materials from a variety of cultural traditions, including, but not limited to, Greek, Roman, Norse, Native American, Aboriginal, Chinese, Japanese, East Indian, and Arthurian and Celtic. Themes within the course structure will encompass Creation myths, gods and goddesses, the Fall of Humankind, the Heroic ideal, the Afterlife, and rites of passage.
3
MUSC 1550 Music in Western Culture
Study of the development of music and how it relates to the events of our past and present. All types of music included. Open registration.
3
ARTS 2000 Art History-Ancient to Gothic
A survey of major works of art in all media from Prehistory through the end of the Late Gothic. Artistic styles will be discussed in relation to contemporary history, society, and culture. Individual works of art will be explored as well as the role of art and architecture in a cultural context.
3
ARTS 2010 Art History-Renaissance to Present
A survey of major works of art in all media from the Renaissance through Post Modernism. Artistic styles will be discussed in relation to contemporary history, society, and culture. Individual works of art will be explored as well as the role of art and architecture in a cultural context.
3
ENGL 2030 Creating Poetry I
Study of the fundamentals involved in the process of creating and developing poetry, both formal and free verse. Includes feedback in a workshop environment. Reading, writing and performance assignments.
3
ENGL 2040 Creating Poetry II
Continuing study of the process of creating and developing poetry, both formal and free verse. Feedback in a workshop environment. Reading, writing and performance assignments.
3
ENGL 2050 Creating Stories I
Study of the fundamentals involved in the process of creating and developing stories as either fiction or creative non-fiction. Feedback in a workshop environment. Reading, writing and performance assignments.
3
ENGL 2060 Creating Stories II
Continuing study of the process of creating and developing stories as either fiction or creative non-fiction. Feedback in a workshop environment. Reading, writing and performance assignments.
3
ENGL 2070 Technical Communications
Covers both written and oral technical communications including, but not limited to, technical library research and semi technical or technical explanations of scientific and engineering topics.
3

Mathematics 3-10 Credit Hours

select at least 3 credit hours at the 2000 level or above
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 2000 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
This course is a study of analytical geometry and single variable calculus. Topics includes limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives, integrals, and applications of integrals.
5

Natural Science 8-15 Credit Hours

select two
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CHEM 1140 General Chemistry I
Study of general principles including atomic structure, nomenclature, reactions, and compounds.
5
CHEM 1160 General Chemistry II
The study of interactions of substances and the effects of temperature, pressure and concentrations as it applies to solubility, reaction rate, pH, kinematics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. It is also an introduction to nuclear chemistry and organic chemistry.
5

Oral Communication 3 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication
This course stresses the correlation of effective communication common to interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts. Theory and application are incorporated into a variety of classroom activities. Students gain experience in public speaking through the delivery of informative, persuasive, and other various types of speeches.
3
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking
This course will assist the student to master the skills required of speaking in today's workplace. It will focus on the organization, preparation, research, and evidence needed for a presentation that is tailored to fit the audience. The course will enhance the student's listening skills which will assist them in everyday situations.
3

Social Science 3-6 Credit Hours

select two for total of 6 credit hours from different course prefix
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
POLS 1000 American Government
A study of the functioning of the political system through an analysis and application of its underlying theories.
3
GEOG 1020 World Regional Geography
Regional survey of world's political units and theoretical framework for understanding geographical phenomena and problems with emphasis on relationship of human activities and physical environment.
3
HIST 1030 European Civilization I
Study of history that interprets and evaluates the contribution of civilizations from ancient times to 1600.
3
HIST 1040 European Civilization II
The development of European civilization since 1600, concluding with the peace settlements and national tensions that followed World War II.
3
HIST 1050 World History I
A chronological study of world civilizations giving an overall view of contributions made by these civilizations from ancient times to 1715.
3
HIST 1060 World History II
A chronological study of world civilizations giving an overall view of contributions made by these civilizations from 1715 to the present day.
3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to the nature and concepts of economics. Topics include economic systems, measurement and analysis of aggregate variables such as national income, expenditures, fiscal and monetary policy, employment, and inflation. Other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth are evaluated.
3

Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGR 1020 MATLAB Programming and Problem Solving
This is a computer programming course that teaches structured programming and problem solving using computers. Consists of a sequence of programming assignments that require students to write MATLAB programs to solve engineering problems. Proficiency with Windows Operating System and word processing software required. This course is coordinated with the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln STEP program. Student must receive a grade of C or better to transfer into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln STEP program.
3

Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

ENGL 1010 required - must earn C or above
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Designed to develop writing skills. Students write papers and essays which emphasize the importance of clarity, idea development, focus, organization, word choice, logic and sentence construction. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for a particular audience and basic research-related skills are also emphasized.
3

Suggested Elective Courses

See advisor and confirm with transfer institution for recommended electives.


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