Engineering, Associate of Science in Engineering


Engineer Your Path to Success

Everything is engineered. Every building, bridge, highway, pipeline, vehicle, toy, computer, athletic shoe – every manmade object is taken from idea to reality by engineers. San Jacinto College offers an Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE) degree designed to transfer to Texas public universities that includes courses in physics, chemistry, math, and engineering. 

With this foundation, you’ll shape the future of space travel or develop our next great energy source. You may secure the world’s supply of fresh water or build the next Olympic stadium. An engineering degree gives you unlimited options to pursue ambitious goals and succeed. 

An ASE from San Jacinto College:

  • promotes maximum transferability for students and offers courses based on a particular field of engineering and the institution to which they will transfer;
  • helps students develop skills for the management of natural resources, environmental restoration, and the design, installation, and improvement of integrated systems of business and manufacturing in a variety of fields; and
  • prepares students for careers in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer and electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, and more.

Additional Information

San Jacinto College participates in the Voluntary Mechanical Engineering Transfer Compact. The Transfer Compact represents 77 percent of the Texas public universities offering mechanical engineering and 75 percent of the Texas public community or technical colleges offering lower-division engineering courses. The Compact guarantees transfer credit for community college students accepted into university mechanical engineering programs.

In order to transfer to a four-year institution, students must meet any and all entrance requirements of the receiving institution, including grade point averages and/or testing requirements. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are prepared to become engineering professionals working in a wide range of fields such as designing water systems, highways, manufacturing systems, piping systems for chemical plants, bridges, computers, and even toy making. 

Earning Potential  

Chemical engineer: $158,4911

Environmental engineer: $122,6891

Mechanical engineer: $116,1981

Civil engineer: $102,7621

Aerospace engineer: 131,1181


Source: annual median salary after earning a bachelor's degree, Gulf Coast region, 2022


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The Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE) is a collegiate degree approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to an engineering degree. The ASE, as defined by THECB, is fully transferrable to Texas public universities that participate in the Tuning In Texas articulation agreement (transfer compact).

The College recommends students seek the advice of an educational planner and an engineering faculty member or Department Chair. Students who complete the ASE will be required to meet any and all entrance requirements of the receiving institution, including grade point averages and/or testing requirements.

Plan of Study (Degree Plan)


Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
MATH 2413 Calculus I (020) 4
CHEM 1311
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I (lecture)
and General Chemistry I (lab) (030, 090)
ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I (010) 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
Second Term
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
PHYS 2325
PHYS 2125
University Physics I (lecture)
and University Physics I (lab) (030, 090)
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
ENGL 1302
Composition II
or Technical and Business Writing
Select one of the following: 3
General Chemistry II (lecture)
and General Chemistry II (lab)
Engineering Graphics I
Third Term
MATH 2415 Calculus III 4
PHYS 2326
PHYS 2126
University Physics II (lecture)
and University Physics II (lab) (090)
ENGR 2304 Programming for Engineers 3
HIST 1301 United States History I (060) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Engineering Mechanics - Statics
Organic Chemistry I (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry I (lab)
Fourth Term
MATH 2320 Differential Equations 3
ENGR 2305
ENGR 2105
Electrical Circuits I
and Electrical Circuits I Laboratory
HIST 1302 United States History II (060) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Organic Chemistry II (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry II (lab)
Engineering Economics
Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 1
Physical Geology (lecture)
or Technical and Business Writing
MATH 2318 Linear Algebra 3
 Total Credits66

As with all transfer degrees, students should contact the upper-level institution regarding baccalaureate degree requirements. The educational planners and academic advisors can assist with this.


Students may choose to take CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (lecture)/CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (lab) instead of ENGR 2302 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics.

If you do not see your transfer school, please follow the Plan of Study. For more information, contact an Admissions Advisor. Please speak to an advisor at San Jacinto College and the transfer institution to ensure this Transfer Plan is accurate and complete. For a list of all MAPs, students may go to Transfer Plans A-Z. Students may filter for specific universities, disciplines, or degrees, and print individual MAPs.


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