Associate of Science in
The Associate of Science in Engineering Fundamentals degree program at Embry-Riddle is the first step to opening the door to continued engineering studies at Worldwide or an Embry-Riddle residential campus in Florida or Arizona.
Graduates of this program will receive the quality engineering instruction ERAU is known for without having to incur the full cost of pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a residential campus.
Through the A.S. in Engineering Fundamentals program, students gain practical design experience using basic models and simulations. Students also get a strong foundation in math and physics.
Experienced faculty members provide plenty of firsthand knowledge and individual attention. Students also have the chance to work with fellow ERAU students throughout the program.
The Engineering Fundamentals program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
About Engineering Fundamentals at the Worldwide & Online Campus
The Associate of Science in Engineering Fundamentals program is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's latest offering for aspiring engineering students who want world-class educational opportunities that meet their needs in new and innovative ways.
Through this program, students have the opportunity to complete an associate degree 100 percent online with Embry-Riddle Worldwide. It's a convenient, time-saving option that can help open the door to continued engineering studies.
Embry-Riddle's Associate of Science in Engineering Fundamentals gives you the best of both worlds: access to our outstanding engineering curriculum, plus a unique learning model designed for your success.
There is no need to relocate far from home. Worldwide Campus students learn from world-class instructors following the same Engineering curriculum as our residential campuses.
Your degree could lead to future enrollment at one of Embry-Riddle's residential campuses in Florida or Arizona — or any other four-year college of your choice.
Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years after graduation, students:
- Will practice a profession, where fundamental engineering skills, professional certifications, or employment in STEM related fields are sought.
- Will have successfully pursued an undergraduate engineering or professional degree in a technical, business, law, or medical field.
- Will continue to be involved in lifelong learning processes and practice their profession ethically while demonstrating excellent teamwork and communication skills.
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences, and other related disciplines
- An ability to conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve applied science problems
- An ability to function on teams
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern applied science tools necessary for professional practice
The Associate of Science in Engineering Fundamentals (ASEF) program is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s latest offering for aspiring engineering students who want world-class educational opportunities that meet their needs in new and innovative ways.
Through this program, you can complete your associate's degree online with an opportunity to apply to an Embry-Riddle residential campus in Florida or Arizona to continue your studies and earn your bachelor’s degree. Embry-Riddle professors and program development experts carefully researched every aspect of this offering, creating a curriculum that features short nine-week terms which ultimately result in the 65 credit hours necessary to obtain your degree.
In addition to meeting the Worldwide Campus admissions requirements, applicants for admission into the AS in Engineering Fundamentals degree program must:
- Complete the English and Math Skills Assessments prior to admission to demonstrate academic preparedness for immediate entry into ENGL 123 English Composition and MATH 241 Calculus I.
- Current high school students and recent graduates under the age of 20 must meet established admissions requirements and demonstrate a 3.0 high school CGPA, with coursework that reflects 4 years of college preparatory mathematics and 2 years of college preparatory science, including a laboratory science.
- Transfer applicants must meet established admissions requirements and demonstrate a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA); transfer credit deemed equivalent to demonstrate academic preparedness for immediate entry into ENGL 123 English Composition and MATH 241 Calculus I, will be considered for admission into the program. Skills Assessment scores will be used for advising purposes if English and Math transfer credit demonstrates academic preparedness for admission into the program.
Students who fail to satisfy the guidelines for full admission may be granted conditional admission under circumstances determined by the Admissions Office. A written petition for admission, current resume and other supporting documentation will be requested for consideration of conditional admission.
Current Worldwide students requesting a change of program to the AS in Engineering Fundamentals degree program must complete the English and Math Skills Assessments and place into ENGL 123 and MATH 241; OR demonstrate transfer credit reflecting academic preparedness for immediate entry into ENGL 123 and MATH 241; OR successfully complete Embry-Riddle prerequisite coursework for immediate entry into ENGL 123 (ENGL 106) and MATH 241 (MATH 142 or 143). Students must also demonstrate successful completion of at least 12 credit hours of Embry-Riddle coursework, achieving a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) to be granted a change of program. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|ENGL 221||Technical Report Writing||3|
|Humanities elective (HUMN 140 Series)||3|
|Humanities/Social Science elective (lower level)||3|
|ENGR 101||Introduction to Engineering||3|
|ENGR 115||Introduction to Computing for Engineers||3|
|ENGR 120||Graphical Communications||3|
|ECON 225||Engineering Economics||3|
|ESCI 202||Solid Mechanics||3|
|ESCI 206||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|MATH 241||Calculus and Analytical Geometry I||4|
|MATH 242||Calculus and Analytical Geometry II||4|
|MATH 243||Calculus and Analytical Geometry III||4|
|MATH 345||Differential Equations and Matrix Methods||4|
|PHYS 150||Physics I for Engineers||3|
|PHYS 160||Physics II for Engineers||3|
|PHYS 250||Physics III for Engineers||3|
|PHYS 253||Physics Laboratory for Engineers||1|
|Total Degree Requirements||65|
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