The Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a baccalaureate degree in engineering. Baccalaureate degree programs in engineering are highly structured and require extensive, sequential mathematics and science courses at the lower division level. In order to take courses in a similar pattern to those of freshman and sophomore students in the field of engineering at a university, some general education courses are postponed to the junior and senior years. Even though the AES degree does not contain the entire IAI General Education Core Curriculum, students who transfer, having earned a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of college level coursework, have the option of completing the IAI GECC requirements or the receiving institution's lower-division general education requirements.
As a specialized degree, these recommendations do go through the IAI major directive. To see courses associated with the Major Directive, check the disciplines on the IAI Major Engineering Section .
Additional courses recommended for various fields of engineering can be found at IAI Major Engineering Section
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Return to the Illinois Baccalaureate Majors' Recommendations (IAI Majors).