Associate Degree in Engineering

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About This Program

Engineering is critically important to the development of new technology and is an essential component of the modern world. There is a high demand for talented engineers who are needed to meet today’s technological needs and drive the innovations of the future.

The engineering program at SMCC encourages students to explore the field of engineering through hands-on problem solving and by applying theory to practice. SMCC provides a unique opportunity for students to work closely with their faculty and fellow students. Students who choose to study engineering at SMCC benefit from small classes in basic engineering, science and math, a supportive environment and personal attention. Engineers are problem solvers and analytical thinkers; SMCC classes are designed to develop excellent critical thinking and problem-solving strategies.

Students in the Engineering program can transfer to the university of their choice, and the program has been designed to provide a variety of transfer opportunities between SMCC and the University of Maine. To learn more about these agreements, students should visit the Career & Transfer Office in the South Portland Campus Center.

Your Degree Courses

Engineering offers an Associate in Science degree requiring a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following courses are a sampling of what you might take as a student in this program and are subject to change.

Program Course Sampling

  • Chemistry I & II with Lab
  • Programming in C
  • DC/AC Circuits
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Engineering Statics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Pre-calculus/Calculus I & II
  • College Physics I & II with Lab
  • English Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Program, Fine Arts/Humanities, and Social Science electives

Current Major-Specific Courses Available

Interested in seeing some of the current major-specific courses being offered as a part of this degree program?

Graduation Requirements

Prospective Students

If you are thinking about attending SMCC and are curious what the current program course requirements are to earn your degree, download the current SMCC current Course Catalog.

Current Students

If you are a current student, your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. To view your specific program requirements or to search and register for courses, log in to MySMCC and visit the MyDegree webpage.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Apply the theories and principles of physics in the areas of Newtonian Mechanics, gravitation, electricity and magnetism, wave motion and physical optics.
  • Use stand methods of mathematical analysis including trigonometry and analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus, matrices and linear algebra.
  • State the role of chemistry in our physical and biological environment as it pertains to atomic and molecular structure, the laws of thermodynamics and how energy is exchanged between systems.
  • Function effectively in a group to accomplish an objective and make a significant contribution to its outcome.
  • Combine the knowledge of physics and chemistry, together with the analytical skills of mathematics to find solutions to technical problems that benefit society.
  • Use the computer to store and process technical data as a computational tool related to the engineering process.
  • Describe the importance of professional ethics as practiced by engineers as they apply their knowledge and skills to serve society.

Estimated Degree Completion Time

66 credit hours are required to complete this program

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

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Transfer Agreements for Engineering

Biological Engineering, BS

University of Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Chemical Engineering, BS

University of Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Computer Engineering, BS

University of Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Construction Management Technology, BS

University of Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Electrical Engineering, BS

University of Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Electrical Engineering, BS

University of Southern Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Electrical Engineering Technology, BS

University of Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Electrical Engineering w/Concentration in Computer Engineering, BS

University of Southern Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering

University of Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering, BS

University of Southern Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS

University of Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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Survey Engineering Technology, BS

University of Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Engineering

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