Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Manufacturing Engineering: APE (CTE)

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Associate of Pre-Engineering | 65 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 209, (801) 957-4858

Program Faculty
Professors − Nick Safai
Associate Professors − Francis Afghan, Lee Brinton, Holly Moore
Assistant Professors − Sara Farida

Program Description
Chemical engineering emphasizes physical, life and engineering sciences to convert raw materials into necessary materials and energy systems.

Civil/Environmental engineering encompasses a wide range of engineering projects dealing with buildings, bridges, dams, highways, transportation systems, water supply systems, fluid flow, water reclamation and geotechnical problems.

Computer engineering focuses on design and use of computers to solve and analyze math and physics problems.

Electrical engineering is a branch of applied physics, which uses mathematical concepts to analyze and design electrical devices and systems.

Materials science engineering involves chemistry and physics to develop scientific and engineering aspects of materials.

Mechanical engineering also uses math and physics to analyze and design mechanical devices and machine systems.

Manufacturing engineering focuses on methods and processes of manufacturing.

Transfer/Articulation Information
The associate of pre-engineering degree is offered in each of the seven engineering disciplines. It 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. The 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.

Students transferring to Weber State University or Brigham Young University should refer to the Manufacturing Engineering Technology AS degree.

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 Manufacturing Engineering or related disciplines at a four-year college or university.


Understand key concepts, definitions, formulas, applications, design & analysis of Manufacturing field. 1,3
Understand the mathematical tools necessary to perform engineering calculations - in particular Calculus, Linear Algebra & Differential Equations. 1,3
Develop the laboratory skills necessary to design, develop, build and perform scientific & engineering experiments, to be able to interpret collected data, and create an effective technical report/paper. 1,3,4
Be able to solve complex problems in science & manufacturing engineering using critical thinking skills. 1,4
Effectively communicate scientific and engineering concepts both orally and in writing. 2

General Education Requirements

General Education requirement in this degree are reduced. Students who earn an Associate of Pre-Engineering degree will need to complete additional General Education requirement for a bachelor’s degree at the receiving institution. Transfer student should obtain advising regarding General Education requirement 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 nine credits from the three of 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 Schedule

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