Degree Requirements

(Total Minimum Credits Required: 68)

Students should check with an Engineering advisor at College of DuPage and consult the Transfer Guide at

Each candidate for an Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.) degree shall:

  1. Select courses to complete the required credits from:
    1. general education core requirement courses,
    2. essential prerequisite courses,
    3. engineering specialty courses, and
    4. elective courses

      to a minimum of 68 credits.
  2. General Education Core Courses - 9 to 18 credits.
    1. Communication - 6 credits
      Written (6 credits) English 1101 (C1 900) and 1102 (C1 901R)
      ​(Grade of “C” or higher required in both courses)
    2. Humanities and Fine Arts - 0 to 9 credits
      CHINE 2202Intermediate Chinese II (H1 900)4
      ENGLI 1130Introduction to Literature (H3 900)3
      ENGLI 1150Short Fiction (H3 901)3
      ENGLI 1151Novel (H3 901)3
      ENGLI 1152Poetry (H3 903)3
      ENGLI 1153Drama (H3 902)3
      ENGLI 1154Film As Literature (HF 908) 13
      ENGLI 1158Bible As Literature (H5 901)3
      ENGLI 1159Greek Mythology (H9 901)3
      ENGLI 1160Native American Literature (H3 910D)3
      ENGLI 1161Multicultural Literatures of the U.S. (H3 910D)3
      ENGLI 1165Literature, Gender, and Sexualities (H3 911D)3
      ENGLI 2220British Literature to 1800 (H3 912)3
      ENGLI 2221British Literature From 1800 Through The Present (H3 913)3
      ENGLI 2223American Literature From the Colonial Period to the Civil War (H3 914)3
      ENGLI 2224American Literature From the Civil War to the Present (H3 915)3
      ENGLI 2226World Literature (H3 907)3
      ENGLI 2227Modern European Literature (H3 907)3
      ENGLI 2228Shakespeare (H3 905)3
      ENGLI 2262Non-Western Literature (H3 908N)3
      FRENC 2202Intermediate French II (H1 900)4
      FRENC 2251Conversation and Composition I (H1 900)3
      FRENC 2252Conversation and Composition II (H1 900)3
      GERMA 2202Intermediate German II (H1 900)4
      GERMA 2251Conversation and Composition I (H1 900)3
      GERMA 2252Conversation and Composition II (H1 900)3
      HISTO 1110Foundations of the European World (H2 901)3
      HISTO 1120Europe in the Modern World (H2 902)3
      HISTO 1160World Civilization Since 1300 (H2 907)3
      HISTO 2205History of Asia (H2 903N)3
      HISTO 2220History and Culture of China (H2 903N)3
      HISTO 2225History and Culture of Russia (H2 908)3
      HISTO 2230History and Culture of Japan (H2 908)3
      HISTO 223520th Century World History (H2 903N)3
      HUMNT 1102Introduction to Humanities: Ideas and Values (H9 900)3
      HUMNT 1103Introduction to World Mythology (H9 901)3
      HUMNT 1104Women in Arts: Cultural and Artistic Expressions of Gender (HF 907D)3
      HUMNT 1105Humanities Beyond the U.S. & Europe (HF 904N) 13
      HUMNT 1110The Arts and Cultural Diversity (HF 906D) 13
      HUMNT 1120Introduction to Medical Humanities (H9 900)3
      HUMNT 1150Intersections of Humanities, Math, And Science (H9 900)3
      ITALI 2202Intermediate Italian II (H1 900)4
      JAPAN 2202Intermediate Japanese II (H1 900)4
      KOREA 2202Intermediate Korean II (H1 900)4
      PHILO 1100Introduction to Philosophy (H4 900)3
      PHILO 1110Ethics (H4 904)3
      PHILO 1116Environmental Ethics (H4 904)3
      PHILO 1120Logic (H4 906)3
      PHILO 1125Critical Thinking (H4 906)3
      PHILO 1150World Religions (H5 904N)3
      PHILO 2010Ancient Philosophy (H4 901)3
      PHILO 2011Early Modern Philosophy (H4 902)3
      PHILO 2150Philosophy of Religion (H4 905)3
      Religious Studies
      RELIG 1100Introduction to Religion (H5 900)3
      RELIG 1110Introuction to the Bible (old Testament) (H5 901)3
      RELIG 1120Introduction to the Bible (New Testament) (H5 901)3
      RELIG 1150World Religions (H5 904N)3
      RELIG 2155Asian Thought3
      RELIG 2160Judaism, Christianity and Islam (H5 901)3
      RUSSI 2202Intermediate Russian II (H1 900)4
      SPANI 2202Intermediate Spanish II (H1 900)4
      SPANI 2206Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (H1 900)4
      SPANI 2208Spanish for Heritage Speakers II (H1 900)4
      SPANI 2251Conversation and Composition I (H1 900)3
      SPANI 2252Conversation and Composition II (H1 900)3
      Fine Arts
      ART 1100Introduction to Visual Art and Culture (F2 900)3
      ART 2211Art Histories Before 1400 CE (F2 901)3
      ART 2212Art Histories 1400 to 1950 (F2 902)3
      ART 2213Art Histories Since 1950 (F2 902)3
      ART 2214Non-Western Art (F2 903N)3
      ENGLI 1135Introduction to Film Art (F2 908)3
      ENGLI 1154Film As Literature (HF 908) 13
      HUMNT 1101Introduction to Humanities: The Arts (F9 900)3
      HUMNT 1104Women in Arts: Cultural and Artistic Expressions of Gender (HF 907D)3
      HUMNT 1105Humanities Beyond the U.S. & Europe (HF 904N) 13
      HUMNT 1110The Arts and Cultural Diversity (HF 906D) 13
      MUSIC 1100Music Appreciation (F1 900)3
      MUSIC 1104Introduction to American Music (F1 904)3
      MUSIC 1115Introduction to World Music (F1 903N)3
      THEAT 1100Theater Appreciation (F1 907)3

      Interdisciplinary credit may be earned as either Fine Arts or Humanities.

    3. Social and Behavioral Sciences - 0 to 9 credits
      ANTHR 1000Introduction to Anthropology (S1 900N)3
      ANTHR 1100Cultural Anthropology (S1 901N)3
      ANTHR 1105Practical Anthropology (S1 904D)3
      ANTHR 1130People and Cultures of the World (S1 904D)3
      ANTHR 1200Discovering Archaeology (S1 903)3
      ANTHR 1400Race, Sex and Human Evolution (S1 902)3
      ECONO 2200Principles of Economics (S3 900)3
      ECONO 2201Macroeconomics and the Global Economy (S3 901)3
      ECONO 2202Microeconomics and the Global Economy (S3 902)3
      GEOGR 1100Western World Geography (S4 901)3
      GEOGR 1105Eastern World Geography (S4 902N)3
      GEOGR 1120Economic Geography (S4 903N)3
      GEOGR 1130Cultural Geography (S4 900N)3
      GEOGR 1140Urban Geography (S4 901)3
      HISTO 1130History of the United States to 1865 (S2 900)3
      HISTO 1140History of the United States Since 1865 (S2 901)3
      HISTO 2210History and Culture of Africa (S2 907N)3
      HISTO 2215History and Culture of South Asia (S2 916N)3
      HISTO 2260United States History Since 1945 (S2 901)3
      Political Science
      POLS 1100Introduction to Political Science (S5 903)3
      POLS 1101American Politics (S5 900)3
      POLS 1105State and Local Politics (S5 902)3
      POLS 2203Comparative Politics (S5 905)3
      POLS 2220World Politics (S5 904N)3
      PSYCH 1100General Psychology (S6 900)3
      PSYCH 2230Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (S6 903)3
      PSYCH 2233Developmental Psychology: Adolescence (S6 904)3
      PSYCH 2235Developmental Psychology: Adulthood (S6 905)3
      PSYCH 2237Developmental Psychology: The Life Span (S6 902)3
      PSYCH 2240Social Psychology (S8 900)3
      SOCIO 1100Introduction to Sociology (S7 900)3
      SOCIO 1120Sociology of Sex, Gender and Power (S7 904D)3
      SOCIO 2210Social Problems (S7 901)3
      SOCIO 2215Racial and Ethnic Relations (S7 903D)3
      SOCIO 2220Sexual Relationships, Marriage & Family (S7 902)3
  3. Essential Prerequisite Courses - 36 to 40 credits
    1. Mathematics - 18 credits
      MATH 2231Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (M1 900-1)5
      MATH 2232Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (M1 900-2)5
      MATH 2233Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (M1 900-3)4
      MATH 2270Differential Equations4
    2. Chemistry - 5 credits
      CHEMI 1551Principles of Chemistry I (P1 902L)5
    3. Physics - 10 credits
      PHYSI 2111Physics for Science and Engineering I (P2 900L)5
      PHYSI 2112Physics for Science and Engineering II5
    4. Optional:
      PHYSI 2115Physics for Science and Engineering III (0 or 4 credits)4
    5. ​Computer  Information  Systems - 3 to 4 credits
      CIS 2485C++ for Science and Engineering3
      CIS 2541C++ Language Programming4
  4. Engineering Specialty Courses - 8 to 23 credits
    ENGIN 1101Engineering Graphics and Design3
    ENGIN 2201Statics3
    ENGIN 2202Dynamics3
    ENGIN 2203Mechanics of Materials3
    ENGIN 2205Engineering Thermodynamics3
    ENGIN 2207Engineering Economy3
    ENGIN 2210Circuit Analysis I4
    ENGIN 2213Introduction to Digital Systems4
    ENGIN 2220Circuit Analysis II4
    ENGIN 2223Microcontrollers4
    Other Sciences
    BIOLO 1151Principles of Biological Science (L1 910L)5
    CHEMI 1552Principles of Chemistry II5
    CHEMI 2551Organic Chemistry I5
    CHEMI 2552Organic Chemistry II5
  5. Select remaining elective courses from IAI General Education, Essential Prerequisite Courses and Engineering Specialty Courses to 68 credits.
  6. Satisfy graduation requirements for all associate degrees.
  7. Earn no credit with a satisfactory/fail grade option.
  8. Earn no more than 42 credits for the Communication, Physical and Life Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Fine Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences categories by demonstrated competence through the Advanced Placement Program (AP), designated course-specific subject examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the College of DuPage Proficiency Through an Instructor Program.

Notes: Courses listed under Essential Prerequisite Courses and Engineering Specialty Courses, as well as the A.E.S. degree, will transfer from COD based on criteria set by each baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Check with an advisor at College of DuPage and your transfer institution for the appropriate choices in Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Fine Arts for transfer to a chosen program of study.

Biology may be required for Bio-Engineering majors. See a Student Success Counselor for help in choosing the correct biology course.