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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Engineering Broad Field Associate of Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 382S

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

Engineering is a profession that uses basic knowledge from the mathematical and natural sciences and utilizes the materials and forces of nature to develop systems that will perform optimally and economically for the benefit of humankind. The Engineering Broad Field program is designed to provide for a student’s first two years of a four-year Engineering degree. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of those students who have not yet decided on a specific engineering field. The program focuses on developing a fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

Career Opportunities

Engineering includes careers with branches in civil, agricultural, chemical, electrical, mechanical, and aerospace sciences to name a few. This degree is part of a state-wide articulation program and designed to transfer easily.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science in the solution of problems.
  2. Conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret results from experiments.
  3. Apply iterative engineering design process to formulate, test and revise solutions to open-ended problems.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to

Program Faculty

Pam Schumacher

Part-Time/Full-Time Options

This program can be completed by using a combination of day, evening, Saturday, hybrid, and online courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.

Program Requirements

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

General Education Requirements: 40 Credits

Course Sequence

This course sequence is recommended for a full-time student. Not all courses are offered every semester. Students should consult with the Program Faculty each semester.

Total Semester Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Semester Credits: 16

Third Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total Program Credits: 60

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900 

Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 276+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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