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2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Materials Science Engineering: APE (CTE)


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Associate of Pre-Engineering | 71 credits minimum

Engineering Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
SI 220
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4780
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor SI 201C, (801) 957-4858

Program Faculty
Professors − Lee Brinton, Holly Moore, Nick Safai
Associate Professors − Sara Farida
Assistant Professors − James Smith, Wesley Sanders, Andrew Vogt, Quentin McRae

Program Description
Materials science engineering is an interdisciplinary field incorporating concepts in both applied physics and chemistry to engineering applications. Materials engineers study the relationship between the structure of materials at atomic or molecular scales and their macroscopic properties. They are interested in understanding and predicting the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and semiconductors.

Transfer/Articulation Information
The associate of pre-engineering degree is a transfer degree similar to the associate of science degree, but has reduced General Education requirements. Current accreditation board of engineering and technology (ABET) standards require upper-division General Education courses. Engineering students who complete this degree may apply for advanced-placement at an engineering school, but must complete General Education requirements at the senior institution.

Admission into an engineering major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements
Each program requires as a prerequisite a science-oriented high school curriculum which includes as much mathematics, chemistry, physics and English as possible. Students who do not qualify to enter MATH 1210 , CHEM 1210  and ENGL 1010  should take prerequisite courses before entering the first semester of their program. Students who need to take preparatory courses to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. Consult with the academic advisor concerning these courses. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite courses. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
Be prepared for further study in Materials Science Engineering or a related discipline at a four-year college or university. 1
Understand the fundamentals of physical science, in particular inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physics 1
Understand the mathematical tools necessary to perform engineering calculations - in particular Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 1,3
Develop the laboratory skills necessary to design and perform scientific and engineering experiments, and to be able to interpret collected data. 1,3,4
Be able to solve complex problems in engineering and science using critical thinking skills 1,4
Effectively communicate scientific and engineering concepts both orally and in writing 2

General Education Requirements


General Education requirements in this degree are reduced. Students who earn an Associate of Pre-Engineering degree will need to complete additional General Education requirements for a bachelor’s degree at the receiving institution. Transfer students should obtain advising regarding General Education requirements specific to Engineering majors.

Core Skills:


Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits


American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits from one of the Following


Distribution Areas:


Choose an additional three credits from the following distribution areas. We recommend one of the courses should also be a Diversity course (DV).

Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

Sample 4 Semester Schedule - Assuming Calculus Ready


Materials Science Engineering 71 Credits

Total: 16


Total: 17


Total: 20


Total: 18


Sample 5 Semester Schedule - Assuming Calculus Ready


Materials Science Engineering 71 Credits

Total: 15


Total: 17


Summer Semester - Year 1


Total: 9


Total: 15


Total: 15


Sample 6 Semester Schedule - Assuming College Algebra Ready


Materials Science Engineering 71 credits +7 Math Preparation Credits

Total: 11


Total: 14


Total: 13


Total: 16


Total: 12


Total: 12


Advising Notes:


*We recommend FA 1080  - Basic Metal Sculpture - as a distribution option

**Well prepared students may substitute MATH 1080  for MATH 1050  / MATH 1060  with Math Department approval. Students who need additional math preparation should consult an academic advisor.

Additional Program Notes:


Students may wish to complete general education requirements at SLCC in order to reduce their course load during the junior and senior year at the receiving transfer institution.  Please consult with the Engineering advisor to plan an appropriate course of study.

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