A bachelor of science degree is the entry-level degree for a career in engineering. The high level of specialization that advanced degrees provide is helpful for some engineering careers, such as research or education. Professional registration by examination is necessary for a career that involves offering engineering services to the public.
Engineering is a rewarding career, both professionally and financially. A successful engineering student must have an aptitude for mathematics and science.
The Engineering program at College of DuPage provides the first two years of baccalaureate work, including mathematics courses through calculus and differential equations, computer programming, chemistry, physics, engineering graphics, mechanics, circuits and general studies.
Students in this program generally transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, where they study for a bachelor of science degree in engineering that prepares them for professional registration. Some institutions now award the bachelor of science degree in engineering technology, a degree that is more practically oriented.
Graduates with engineering degrees or backgrounds are in great demand for the design and development of new products, equipment, structures and processes, and operation and management of all kinds of equipment and services. Demand for engineers continues to grow in such fields as energy development and conservation, food production, transportation, environmental improvement, health service improvement, information handling, and other social areas.
College of DuPage offers an Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.) degree. Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection.
David S. Smith, Ph.D.
Faculty Advisor, Assistant Professor of Engineering
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3518D, (630) 942-2418
Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331