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. 

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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.


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

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.
General Requirements
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.
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 

Clark Equivalents:
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
10 cr.
Two courses at or above introductory calculus level. Third term calculus or approved statistics course: 5 term 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.

Clark Equivalents:
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.
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
 
Calculus-based or non-calculus based sequence including laboratory. Students should be advised that some baccalaureate programs require physics with calculus.

Clark Equivalents:
PHYS&241
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I (concurrent enrollment in PHYS094 required)
4 cr.
and PHYS&231
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB I
1 cr.
PHYS&242
ENGINEERING PHYSICS II (concurrent enrollment in PHYS095 required)
4 cr.
and PHYS&232
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB II
1 cr.
PHYS&243
ENGINEERING PHYSICS III (concurrent enrollment in PHYS096 required)
4 cr.
and PHYS&233
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB III
1 cr.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 

Clark Equivalents:
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&120 is strongly recommended as the Humanities course.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
The remaining term 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.
Required at Clark:
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
Other electives as advised dependent on transfer institution.
DiRequirements
5. Required Major Courses
 
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
The remaining term 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 term 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
Total Required Credits: 102-110
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change and the definite integral as a limit of a sum.
  • Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to analyze technological or scientific problems.
  • Apply scientific and technological knowledge and methodologies to creatively solve technological or scientific problems.
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Acquire scientific and technological information from appropriate sources to examine issues, claims or situations.
  • Analyze and solve multi-step problems using techniques through single-variable calculus.
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)