Why study Engineering?
Engineers use science, math, and technology to solve problems. There are six different branches of engineering: mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical, management, and geotechnical, and each of these branches includes many different disciplines.
At Parkland, graduates of the AES program will be prepared to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate engineering degree program. Students choose core electives from an approved list based on the engineering discipline of their choice and transfer institution.
At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.
Introduction to Engineering and CAD (ENS 101) An introduction to engineering design and graphics, including design problems, sketching, dimensioning, tolerancing, multi-view orthographic representations, auxiliary views, section views, and working drawings.
Engineering Mechanics I (Statics)(ENS 201) Topics include particle statics, general principles and force vectors, rigid body equilibrium, moments of inertia, distributed forces and centroids, analysis of structures, virtual work, and friction.
Engineering Mechanics of Solids (ENS 202)Topics include stress, strain, torsion, deformations, thermal stresses, thin-walled vessels, bending stresses and strains, transverse loading of beams, shear stress and combined loadings, Mohr's circle, beam design, shaft design, shear moment diagrams, beam deflection, energy methods and columns.
Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics) (ENS 203) Topics include particle kinematics (rectilinear and curvilinear); Newton's laws; energy, work, and momentum methods; planar dynamics and rigid bodies; rigid body kinematics; impulse and momentum; and vibrations.
Will my classes transfer?
The curriculum content for the A.E.S. degree has been designed to ensure transferability. Transfer institution requirements may vary. Students should check individual college/university requirements before choosing courses and are strongly encouraged to work with a Parkland counselor or academic advisor concerning the best choice of classes for their goals.
For more information about transferring, speak with an academic advisor and visit the Parkland Course Matrix.
Learn more about how these classes fit into a transfer degree,