Associate in Engineering Science

Associate in Engineering Science (Transfer)

Have an aptitude for math and science? Engineering might be the career for you. 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. Get started on your engineering career.

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The Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a baccalaureate degree in engineering. This program is highly structured and requires extensive sequential mathematics and science classes at the lower level. The suggested sequence of courses includes a minimum of 60 semester hours of mathematics, chemistry, physics, selected engineering sciences, and many general education requirements common to most engineering B.S. degree programs.

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Career Opportunities

Business Development, Venture Capital, Project Management, Law, Medical Research; Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Civil, Computer, Materials, Aerospace Engineering


18 Months

Including summer term

5 terms if full-time (15-16 credits / term)

What if I attend part-time?

Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.



Students per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

Will I be ready to transfer?

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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Which Engineering Degree is Right for Me?

ICC offers two options for engineering degrees. Both are equally rigorous and prepare you to transfer into a four-year college engineering program.

Talk to an Engineering advisor as soon as you start your program. You may be encouraged to choose one of our two programs based on where you plan to transfer (or vice versa).

If you plan to transfer to Southern Illinois University or Northern Illinois University you may prefer the Associate in Science Degree. See an Engineering advisor for details.

The course sequence for the Associate in Engineering Science degree is aligned with Bradley University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and University of Illinois at Urbana or Chicago. It also fulfills the requirements of most other universities.

Foreign language is not required for graduation at ICC but may be elsewhere. Be sure to check the requirements of the college or university you want to transfer to.


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