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Professor Elmer Wolf Engineering Program

The Engineering program offers the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program in Engineering, continuing on in the bachelors degree programs of the leading engineering colleges throughout the country. The first two years are common to most fields of engineering (e.g., civil, electrical, and mechanical), but in the second year some students may begin to specialize in a field of their choice (e.g., chemical engineering). 

Union County College has dual admissions and formal transfer agreements with New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, and other colleges. Due to the diversity of engineering curricula in certain fields of specialization, it is sometimes necessary for graduates to take one or two additional courses before attaining junior status at the transferring college.
Applicants for the engineering program must present two years of algebra and one year of geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, and physics, as high school entrance credits. Students deficient in any of these subjects must take the appropriate preparatory courses. All engineering candidates are required to take a mathematics and a physics placement test; students who are not placed in MAT 171 will not take PHY 111 and will be limited to a maximum of 15 credit hours during the first semester.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills in in the solution of technical problems;
  • Employ computer software applications in the solving and presentation of technical problems;
  • Interpret and produce engineering drawings using computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills and principles of engineering graphics;
  • Analyze problems of a technical nature and design computer based solutions;
  • Interpret and perform laboratory procedures and measurements;
  • Analyze and assess the validity of experimental data;
  • Manage a team project both as a leader and as a member
  • Express and interpret both technical and non-technical concepts orally, in writing and in electronic formats
Search for courses in the online course catalog.


First Year

First Semester

CHE 111 - General Chemistry I
EGG 111 -  Engineering & Computer Graphics
ENG 101 - English Composition I
MAT 171 - Unified Calculus I
EGG 105 - Intro to Fundamentals of Engineering

Second Semester

ENG 102 - English Composition II
Tech Elective Select from list below
MAT 172 - Unified Calculus II
PHY 111 - Mechanics
PHYL 111 - Mechanics Laboratory

Second Year

First Semester

Tech Elective Select from list below
MAT 271 - Unified Calculus III
PHY 201 - Electricity and Magnetism
PHYL 201 - Electricity and Magnetism Lab
History Gen Ed Requirement

Second Semester

Humanities Gen Ed Requirement
Tech Elective Select from the list below
Tech Elective Select from the list below 
MAT 272 - Differential Equations
ECO 201 - Principles of Economics I OR
ECO 202 - Principles of Economics II

Technical Elective credits require approval of Engineering Coordinator or designee and are chosen from the list below

CHE 112/CHEL 112, CHE 211/CHEL 211, CHE 212/CHEL 212, CSC 101, CSC 102, EGG 201, EGG 202, EGG 207, EGG 251, MAT 265.


Career Options

Graduates are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements UNION County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Science Degree

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