2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Field of Study Degrees

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

This plan is an official Field of Study Degree approved
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Offered on Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland Campuses

This is a new award effective fall 2020.

Degree Code: AS.FS.MECH.ENGR

The Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree with a Field of Study (FOS) in Mechanical Engineering (ME) is a selection of lower-division courses that are guaranteed by state law to transfer and apply to a degree program. If a student takes all the courses in this AS FOS and then transfers to another Texas public institution of higher education, the FOS is guaranteed to transfer as a block and be applied to the appropriate major. If a student has completed the FOS, the Texas common core curriculum, and any university or college courses required of all students regardless of major, then the student is finished with all the lower-division courses for the degree program at any Texas public institution. If a student transfers with an incomplete FOS, then each completed FOS course is guaranteed to transfer and apply to the degree program, although the institution many require additional lower-division courses.

This degree does not include all Core Curriculum course requirements. Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor. Courses in the Field of Study must transfer at all Texas public institutions of higher education and must be applied to the student's degree program in Mechanical Engineering and related degree programs.

In order to be eligible to receive this A.S. degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all the required courses listed;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.

 


This page includes Coordinating Board (CB) Codes.

Courses Required for the A.S. Degree with a Field of Study in Mechanical Engineering
Component Areas
and CB Codes
Courses Semester-Credit Hours Required

Communication
(CB010)
Select EACH of the following:

ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better is required)
ENGL 1302

6
Mathematics
(CB020)
Select the following:

(A grade of "C" or better is required.)
MATH 2413
4
Life and Physical Sciences
(CB030)
Select EACH of the following:

PHYS 2425
PHYS 2426

8
American History
(CB060)
Select the following:

HIST 1301

and

Select ONE of the following:
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

6
Government/Political Science
(CB070)
Select EACH of the following:

GOVT 2305, 2306

6
Component Area Option
(CB090)
Select the following:

PHED 1164
1
CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS A.S. DEGREE 31

General Elective Credits

Select the following:
ENGR 1201
MATH 2320

5

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FIELD OF STUDY REQUIRED COURSES

Select EACH of the following:
CHEM 1409
ENGR 2301
ENGR 2302
ENGR 2305
ENGR 2332
MATH 2414
MATH 2415

24
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS A.S. DEGREE
60

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses: CHEM 1409; ENGR 2301, 2302, 2305, 2332; MATH 2413, 2414, 2415; PHYS 2425, 2426.