2019-2020 Catalog

Pre-Engineering, Associate of Science

Engineering is a broad discipline that prepares students for rewarding careers in almost any industry. An Engineering degree is intended for students with a strong scientific background to apply their skills to solving real-world problems. The two-year program provides a firm foundation in physics and core engineering curriculum, allowing students to transfer seamlessly to most four-year institutions and be successful. Students will learn how to analyze internal and external forces acting on structures and machines, including consideration for the behavior of fluids and the transfer of energy. Computing plays an increasing role in engineering professions and this is reflected in the program, with introductory courses in several commonly used software packages. In addition to the theory, opportunities will be provided for practical application of the engineering design process through a variety of projects designed to connect concepts with hands-on experiences. These opportunities allow students to combine their creative and analytical skills while gaining real problem solving experience. In addition, qualified students compete for statewide internships that initiate professional employment opportunities. Graduates from Western are thus well-positioned to transfer into many specializations that include Energy Systems, Civil, Petroleum, and Chemical Engineering. On completion of a four-year degree, hard-working students can expect to be well compensated in challenging and exciting careers. Practicing engineers may design components, improve processes, or manage projects in their chosen industry. Some common industries include oil and gas, mining, energy production, aeronautical, biomedical, automotive, and agricultural.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ES 1070SOLID MODELING I

3

ES 1000ORIENTATION TO ENGINEERING STUDY

1

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) or American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • MATH 1400 or higher.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    ES 1080SOLID MODELING II

    3

    ES 1060INTRO TO ENGINEERING COMPUTING

    3

    MATH 1405TRIGONOMETRY

    3

    CHEM 1020GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

    4

    ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • CHEM 1030 and MATH 2250 are also advisable depending on transfer institution.
  • MATH 1405 or higher.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    PHYS 1310COLLEGE PHYSICS I

    4

    MATH 2200CALCULUS I

    4

    APPROVED MATH OR SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

    3

    HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

    1

    Total Credit Hours:16-18

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • MATH 2220 or higher.
  • Math & Science elective: Choose from STAT 2050, CHEM 1030, CHEM 2300, BIOL 1010, and GEOL 1100.
  • Health & Human Activity: Choose from any PEAC course, or OEAC 1230.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    ES 2110STATICS

    3

    PHYS 1320COLLEGE PHYSICS II

    4

    MATH 2205CALCULUS II

    4

    APPROVED MATH OR SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    G&R 1050INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCES

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:18

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • G&R 1050 may be replaced by ECON 1010, ANTH 1100, CRMJ 1001, HIST 1410, HLED 1003, HLED 1140, PEPR 2130, POLS 1200, PSYC 1000, PSYC 2080, SOC 1000, or SOC 1100.
  • MATH 2205 or higher.
  • Math & Science elective: See note under Sophomore Year - Fall Semester.
  • Note: One additional year of engineering curriculum following the Pre-Engineering pathway will allow students to transfer to most institutions with junior level standing.
  • Total Credit Hours: 64