Mechanical, Civil & Aeronautical Engineering
Engineering is a profession where you are challenged to develop creative solutions to problems related to every aspect of life, through the application of mathematical and scientific principles, experience, creativity, and common sense.

Mechanical engineering is a diverse discipline which can include robotics, consumer electronics, automotive, appliances, energy-sustainable and clean fuels, aerospace, medical innovations, amusement park rides, toys, and nanotechnology.

Civil engineers work in many areas essential to modern life such as construction, architecture, environmental engineering, power generation, public works and highway departments, or the federal government. Civil engineers are at the forefront of efforts to design inexpensive yet effective ways to ensure that people living in these regions have access to potable water.

Aeronautical engineering expertise is innovative in space exploration but also pioneering in other industries such as automobile manufacturing. Aerospace engineers are experts in aerodynamics, so some of them put their skills to use in making race cars go faster or golf balls fly further.
Mechanical, Civil & Aeronautical Engineering (AST2)
The following is a degree program designed by a consortium of two-year and four-year colleges in Washington. Students should be aware that baccalaureate institutions may have slightly different requirements for these degrees, and students should consult the transfer institution for exact questions.

Students should complete the entirety of any science sequence at the same school for best transferability. These degrees are not DTA degrees, and there are some general education requirements that students will need to finish upon transfer.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AST degree path has this difference from the Articulated Degree defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework.
Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students completing this Associate of Science will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.

It is critical that you work with an Engineering faculty advisor to ensure your program will give you the maximum benefit when you transfer.

Please visit the Major Related Programs section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
10 cr.
Two courses at or above introductory calculus level. Third-quarter calculus or approved statistics course: 5 quarter credits chosen with the help of an Engineering faculty advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student plans to attend.
3. Physics
15 cr.
Calculus-based or non-calculus based sequence including laboratory. Students should be advised that some baccalaureate programs require physics with calculus.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
5 cr.
5. Required Major Courses
 
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
The remaining quarter credits should be planned with the help of an Engineering faculty advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student selects to attend.

For Engineering disciplines, these credits should include a design component consistent with ABET accreditation standards, as approved by the Engineering faculty advisor.
Articulated Degree Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
 
Calculus I, II, III - 15 credits
Differential Equations - 5 credits
Linear Algebra - 5 credits
3. Physics
 
Engineering Physics 1, 2, 3 + labs - 15 to 18 credits
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 
General Chemistry 1, 2 + labs - 5 credits
5. Required Major Courses
 
  • Statics - 5 credits

  • Mechanics of Materials - 5 credits

  • Dynamics - 5 credits
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
Minimum 15 quarter credits:
Minimum 5 credits in Humanities, minimum 5 credits in Social Science, plus an additional 5 credits in either Humanities or Social Science for a total of 15 credits.
C. Electives
1. Math/Engr Electives
15 cr.
Select 4 Electives (15-20 credits) as appropriate for intended major and intended baccalaureate institution. Requirements vary by school and program. See an Engineering faculty advisor for proper selection.
  • Computer Programming - 4-5 credits

  • Innovation in Design

  • Calculus IV (Advanced or Multi-Variable Calculus)

  • 3-D Visualization and CAD (Engineering Graphics)

  • Technical Writing

  • Thermodynamics

  • Electrical Circuits

  • Materials Science

  • Applied Numerical Methods
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
3. Physics
 
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
and CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
and CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
5.Required Major Courses
 
ENGR&214
STATICS
5 cr.
ENGR&215
DYNAMICS
5 cr.
ENGR&225
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
A course in Economics is recommended (ECON&201 or 202).

PHIL&106 is strongly recommended as the Humanities course.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
Required at Clark:
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
Other electives as advised dependent on transfer institution.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
2. Mathematics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment of completion in MATH&254 when taking MATH221.

MATH103 and MATH111 are required prerequisites for MATH&151 that may be needed if calculus placement is not met via COMPASS.
3. Physics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment in PHYS094, 095, and 096.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
Courses taken must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GER's/GUR's) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the receiving institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Total Required Credits: 102-110
General Education Outcomes
  • Information Literacy: Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information.
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Health & Physical Education: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences.
  • Power, Privilege, and Inequality: Analyze patterns of power, privilege and inequality.