Engineering Fundamentals

Associate of Science in
Engineering Fundamentals

The A.S. in Engineering Fundamentals is the first step in engineering studies, designed to give students a foundation in math, physics and practical design.

About the Associate of Science in Engineering Fundamentals

The Associate of Science in Engineering Fundamentals 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.

Through the Engineering Fundamentals program, students gain practical design experience using basic models, core engineering concepts and simulations. Students also gain a strong foundation in math and physics. Experienced faculty members provide plenty of firsthand knowledge and individual attention through the associate degree.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates will be able to apply fundamental engineering skills and knowledge specifically tailored to the needs of the aviation and aerospace industry, demonstrating proficiency in STEM-related areas.
  • Graduates will be able to pursue an undergraduate engineering or professional degree in mechanical, aviation and aerospace sectors, including technology, regulations and industry practices.
  • Graduates will continue to be involved in lifelong learning processes and practice their profession ethically while demonstrating excellent teamwork and communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Learning opportunities students will have while studying Engineering Fundamentals:

  • Have an ability to identify, formulate and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  • Have an ability to conduct experiments or test theories, and analyze and interpret data.
  • Have an ability to function effectively on teams.
  • Have an ability to demonstrate the knowledge of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Have an ability to apply appropriate dimensional units.

Engineering Fundamentals Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

With a placement rate of 85.7% within a year of graduation, Embry-Riddle graduates are set to enter the workforce in various positions, including compliance engineering, manufacturing engineering and aviation maintenance.

Students earning an online engineering associate degree often continue to earn a bachelor's degree or accept employment offers from top companies such as The Boeing Company, General Electric, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force.

Engineering Fundamentals Salary Information

Receiving an associate in core engineering concepts from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, averaging $88,200 annually as of 2022.


About Engineering Fundamentals at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Associate of Science in Engineering Fundamentals is for aspiring engineering students who want world-class educational opportunities that meet their needs in new and innovative ways. Embry‑Riddle's online engineering associate degree gives students the best of both worlds: access to our outstanding engineering curriculum plus a unique learning model designed for success.

There is no need to relocate far from home. At the Worldwide & Online Campus, you can structure your education around your lifestyle, taking classes where you want and when you want.

Engineering Fundamentals Information

  • Credits: 63
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, EagleVision Virtual Classroom or see if a Worldwide location is close to you

Professional Accreditation

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.

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