Engineering Transfer Program

Massasoit Community College was granted permission to offer a Associates of Science Degree for Engineering on October 14th, 2014 by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Classes for this program are schedule to begin in Fall of 2015. This two-year program will allow students to earn an Associate's Degree of Science, specifically focused at preparing students for transfer to 4 year institutions for completion of their Bachelor’s Degree. The Engineering Transfer program at Massasoit is also Mass Transfer compliant.

Engineering Transfer Program Options

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The Engineering Transfer Program will provide graduates with the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding and skill level in mathematics, science and basic engineering that will enable them to succeed in more advanced courses and serve them well in the understanding of new technology design and development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding in adequate detail about specific areas of engineering as a critical step in career development.
  • Provide proficient application of knowledge using state-of-the-art approaches derived from engineering sciences and techniques to produce practical solutions to engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate technical decision-making processes and the communication skills necessary to produce viable, responsible and sustainable technological solutions.
  • Engage in lifelong learning, which will allow students successful entry into a Baccalaureate program in Engineering or related discipline.

Frequently Asked Questions 
What does an Engineer Do?
Engineers apply the rules of mathematics and physics using the materials and forces of nature, to develop solutions and products for the benefit of society.

Engineers learn about:

  • The application of mathematics and physics principles to real life products and solutions.
  • The  processes by which today’s products and solutions were developed, and advancements in materials and applications that can lead to the improved or new products of tomorrow.
  • The ethics and responsibilities behind the development of designs and products that will be used by society.
  • How to take ideas from theory to research lab to production.

The Engineering Transfer Program is designed for students who are interested in acquiring the skills, knowledge and credits necessary to transfer into a variety of regional and national Engineering Baccalaureate Degree Programs. This program was created with a foundation of general education, science, and mathematics that supports the requirements of both Mass Transfer and regional engineering programs.  The program itself is modeled after the first two years of engineering programs such as those from the Northeastern, Wentworth Institute of Technology, WPI and the U-Mass Campuses.

In this program students will receive a combination of hands-on competency-based instruction and mathematical reinforcement of engineering concepts geared at providing an introduction to engineering.  Students will also have the opportunity to specialize in the different engineering fields by choosing appropriate program electives. These fields include the Electrical/Electronics, Structural/Mechanical, Chemical, and Civil Engineering concentrations. The program is designed to meet most if not all of the first two years of a four year engineering program and is Mass Transfer compliant.

Admittance into the program is by open admission. Students will be awarded an Associates of Science Degree upon completion.

Job Prospects for Engineers
Engineers have a variety of options for employment such as:

  • Research Facilities
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • Commercial enterprises
  • Environmental and governmental agencies

Can I become an engineer with only an Associate’s degree?
No, Engineering is a very intensive program and requires at least a Bachelor’s Degree to be employed as an engineer. Engineer’s do exist without advanced degrees but their education has generally been replaced by years of specialized experience.

An associate’s degree of science in engineering is designed to provide the first two years of the engineering curriculum within a community college environment with generally smaller classes and lower tuitions. Once the associate’s degree requirements are fulfilled the student can then continue his education at a 4 year college or institution, and can expect to complete the Bachelor degree requirements within 2 to 3 years.

Are there any requirements for enrolling into this program? 
Students enrolling in the Engineering program are required to have taken Pre-Calculus prior to their first semester. In this program students can expect to take three levels of Calculus and other advanced math courses as they will be applying high levels of math to the rest of their engineering education.