Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial and Material Science Engineering

Associate of Science in Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial and Material Science Engineering

The Associate of Science in Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial or Material Science Engineering is a state-recognized Major Related Program (MRP) designed for students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree program at a four-year college or university. Entry into many engineering programs is competitive, and students are urged to work closely with TCC advisors and university advisors to ensure all entry requirements are met.

Engineers design, test, analyze and inspect new products and systems. The types of products vary by industry and engineering specialty:

  • Aeronautical Engineers design aircraft, satellites, and spacecraft
  • Civil Engineers design roads, bridges, and tunnels
  • Mechanical Engineers design mechanical parts and systems
  • Industrial Engineers oversee production to effectively manage people and equipment
  • Materials Science Engineers work with metals, ceramics, plastics and semi-conductors to develop new materials

  Students can earn an associate degree to transfer to a Washington state public university. At TCC, there are three separate pathways within this MRP depending on the desired engineering major. Here is important information about each pathway’s specific requirements:

 Mechanical or Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering

 Civil, Environmental, or Construction Engineering

Industrial, Manufacturing, or Materials Science Engineering

Here is the schedule of Current Engineering Course Offerings which may be used to create your TCC Academic Plan.


Program Learning Outcomes – what we promise our students will learn in our program

Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to engineering-related programs

Design a system, component, program or process to meet desired needs
Conduct scientific experiments, analyze and interpret the resulting data
Communicate design ideas and solutions to engineering-related problems or results of scientific experiments effectively
Use both English and mathematical languages to communicate ideas and solutions

Function effectively on a team to produce a cohesive and professional work product


AS in Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial and Material Science Engineering

Your guided path toward earning your degree 

Degree Program
Career Options


While in high school, students should pursue all of the available courses in mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer programming and physics. Post-high school, students may need to take additional math and science courses to meet requirements.


  • Students must complete at least 108 credits for this degree. Because many of these classes require pre-requisites, the total number of credits may exceed 108
  • At least 30 credits must be earned at TCC.
  • A GPA of 2.0 is required.
  • Students must take at least one course from the list of approved multicultural courses.

Degree Worksheet (PDF) Associate of Science in Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial and Material Science Engineering
2020-21 Distribution Course List (PDF)


Basic Requirements (15 credits)

ENGL& 101

MATH&151, 152

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credits)

Humanities course from approved class list  - ENGR& 114* recommended

Social science course from approved class list  – ENGR& 104* recommended

Humanities or Social Science credits from approved list.

Required Specialization Courses (58 credits)

ENGR& 214, 215, 225

PHYS& 221, 222, 223

MATH& 153, MATH 220, 238

CHEM& 161, 162

Additional Specialization Courses (20-21credits)

Select four of the following classes for intended transfer institution.

CS 142

MATH& 254

ENGR& 104, 114, 204, 224, ENGR 240

ENGL& 235


In addition to technical, scientific and problem solving skills, engineers rely heavily on teamwork and strong communication skills to manage projects effectively. These skills apply to a wide range of careers in areas such as research and development, project design, project management, teaching, sales and consulting. Potential employers include firms in engineering, aerospace and manufacturing and navigation Firms as well as government agencies, colleges and universities.

Explore careers in MechanicalCivil, Aeronautical, Industrial and Material Science Engineering.

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Keith King


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