Robots, 3D printers, experimental labs, cutting-edge computer software and online resources, engaging labs and classrooms, highly qualified instructors … these are the ingredients that make up the newly revised Engineering Science degree program at Middlesex Community College.
For students who have always been good at science and math, and have a strong interest in technology – this engaging and challenging program puts you on the pathway to an in-demand career.
Students can select their major in Engineering Science and at the same time be enrolled in MxCC’s Honors Program. Click here for more information.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Life Support and Sustainable Living (LSSL) program – a hands-on engineering and technology program that allows students enrolled at Connecticut College of Technology institutions to work together on real world projects. Click here for more details. Click here for the experience of MxCC students who participated in this program.
As part of the Connecticut Community College System’s College of Technology, MxCC’s Engineering Science degree prepares you for transfer into schools of engineering at many 4-year colleges including:
- The University of Connecticut
- Central Connecticut State University
- Fairfield University
- University of Hartford
- University of New Haven
- Charter Oak State College
This program also prepares students for entry into engineering-based industry positions, as well as for advancement (through retraining and upgrading skills) for those already employed in engineering technology fields.
What You Can do with an Engineering Science Degree from MxCC
MxCC’s two-year degree program includes courses in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer programming, and more. Students will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering as they identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. They will be able to design and conduct experiments (as well as systems, components, or processes that meet desired needs within realistic constraints), and be able to analyze and interpret data.
Students who transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree will select specific engineering programs which will determine their career path after graduation. Specific engineering programs include: • Biomedical Engineering • Chemical Engineering • Civil Engineering • Computer Engineering • Electrical Engineering • Engineering Physics • Environmental Engineering • Management & Engineering for Manufacturing • Materials Science & Engineering • Mechanical Engineering.
Students already employed in engineering technology fields will be better suited for higher-level jobs and career advancement.
Job Availability & Growth:
Engineers enjoy countless career paths, depending on their specific skills and interest. The U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration offers detailed information about job availability and growth through the “Occupational Information Network” (O*NET).
Salaries for engineers vary, but are typically on the high end. Check out current information from the U.S. Department of Labor.