Engineering Fundamentals

Associate of Science in
Engineering Fundamentals

This degree is the first step in engineering studies, designed to give students the needed foundation in math, physics and practical design through an online platform.

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 that Embry-Riddle 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 program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and Engineering, General Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Engineering Science Program Criteria.


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.

Student Outcomes

  • 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.

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