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

Second Semester

CSC 101 - Computer Algorithms
ENG 102 - English Comp II
MAT 172 - Unified Calculus II
PHY 111 - Mechanics
PHYL 111 - Mechanics Lab

Second Year

First Semester

Elective Technical
HIS 101 - Intro to Western Civilization I or
HIS 102 - Intro to Western Civilization II
PHY 201 - Electricity and Magnetism
PHYL 201 - Electricity and Magnetism Lab
MAT 271 - Unified Calculus II

Second Semester

Elective - Humanities
Elective - Technical
MAT 272 - Differential Equations
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I or
ECO 202 Principles of Economics II

Please consult with Engineering faculty for transferability of courses to specific 4-year institutions.

NOTE #1: PSY 101 or SOC 101 recommended in this time slot for students who intend to major in Computer and Electrical Engineering; CHE 112/CHEL 112 recommended for all other engineering students.

NOTE #2: CHE 211/CHEL 211 recommended for Chemical Engineering students. MAT 265 recommended for Computer and Electrical Engineering students. EGG 201 recommended for all other Engineering students.

NOTE #3: CHE 212/CHEL 212 recommended for Chemical Engineering students. EGG 207/EGGL 207 recommended for Computer and Electrical engineering students. EGG 202 recommended for all other Engineering students.

NOTE #4: EGG 251 recommended for students in Computer and Electrical Engineering. PSY 101 or SOC 101 recommended for all other Engineering students.

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 counselor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Science Degree

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