Engineering Science

  • Overview

Provides a base of mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals common to the first two years of a Baccalaureate engineering program. Engineering electives provide special courses to suit your particular interest in any sub-discipline of engineering including civil/environmental, electrical/computer, mechanical/industrial, or chemical engineering. Greenfield Community College participates in the College of Engineering Consortium Agreement with University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Western New England University, and others.

Our program offers the first 2 years of a standard 4 year engineering program. Engineering is the application of the basic sciences to specific fields of design and process. You can take your needed Physics, Math and Chemistry classes here on our campus, and very specialized courses for each of the engineering specialties through our consortium agreement with UMASS. While one may sometimes be able to find a job with only an associate’s degree, these positions are few and far between. Most engineers need a minimum of a bachelor’s degree—but the pay makes up for the investment in your education! GCC has the flexibility to adjust the engineering concentration electives to match the transfer requirements of most colleges, and we are committed to working with our students to meet their specific career and transfer goals.

    • 6 credits of English Composition (100-level or above)
    • 3 credit CIS course (higher than 110-level)
    • 3 credit ECO course
    • Calculus with Analytic Geometry I and II
    • Multivariate Calculus
    • General Physics I and II (with Calculus)
    • Introduction to Engineering
    • Engineering Graphics
    • 21 credits of Engineering speciality electives (depending on your chosen concentration)
    • 6 credits of general electives

    Engineering Science students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution must follow very specific degree completion plans, depending upon the concentration of study and the requirements of the transferring institution. Work closely with your advisor to choose appropriate classes.

    Engineering Program Degree Completion Requirements (2013-14)

    Curriculum documents

    To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • For a list of required courses, download the Engineering Science program description from our official academic catalog, or contact this program’s coordinator for specific recommended course sequencing.

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program as an engineering major. GCC graduates have successfully transferred to University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Western New England University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and others.