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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Transfer Option: Engineering Science Pathway Program (Fairfield University) (EB16pfu)

Associate in Science Degree

Campus contact for this program:
Professor Robert Ryder, RRyder@hcc.commnet.edu

Academic Alliance for Degree Completion at Fairfield University

Transfer Program: The pre-engineering pathway is based upon a mathematics and science core that provides the nucleus for engineering education. In addition to the 64-hour core of courses listed below, the student must maintain a “B” or better average with no grade less than a “C” for continuation in the engineering program at the University of Connecticut. This is a College of Technology Pathway Program to UCONN and Fairfield University.

Housatonic Community College and the Fairfield University School of Engineering have established an articulation agreement that allows Housatonic graduates to transfer their courses to Fairfield University. By this arrangement, Housatonic students who have earned their A.S. in Engineering Science and wish to complete a four-year bachelor of science degree in engineering at Fairfield University can do so in minimal time and in a cost-effective manner. Students can enroll in the bachelor’s degree program in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. The articulation agreement allows the transfer of credits as shown below. Students interested in completing their degrees in either software engineering or computer engineering should contact Fairfield’s School of Engineering directly by calling (203) 254-4147 or emailing Associate Dean Bill Taylor at htaylor@fairfield.edu.

At Fairfield University, class sizes are kept small so that students have the opportunity to work closely with their professors and classmates. The engineering faculty at Fairfield have outstanding academic credentials, as well as industrial experience. They assist in transforming their students into professional engineers. They employ hands-on teaching techniques, including in-class projects and computer simulations. Learning in the classroom is reinforced in state-of-the-art laboratories which are upgraded annually with sophisticated instrumentation. The six-credit capstone class, the Senior Design Project, provides a crucial learning experience for all engineering students.

Once at Fairfield, students can take advantage of a full spectrum of academic and career services, including out-of-class assistance by faculty-level tutors, and career counseling at the University’s Career Planning Center.

An important feature of the Fairfield University program is the placement of students in paid internships arranged by the School of Engineering.

If you are interested in completing your engineering degree at Fairfield University, please contact the Alliance Coordinator, Prof. Robert Ryder RRyder@hcc.commnet.edu, (203) 332-5158, or in LH-B223 on the Housatonic campus.


  • Understand the basic principles of the physical sciences.
  • Perform a scientific experiment and interpret results.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts of differential and integral calculus.
  • Have the ability to write and document a computer program.
  • Complete the general education courses in satisfaction of the associate degree requirements.

Total Transfer: 64

1 This course is offered in the SUMMER SESSION ONLY at HCC. It may also be taken at another Community College.

Several additional core courses may be transferred, but the student should check with Fairfield University first.

NOTE: A minimum of 15 credits must be taken in 200-level courses.

NOTE: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement .

NOTE: Please read Expectations for Student Use of Computers in Courses here.


  • AH 10 - Orig & Trans in Western Art (3 credits)
  • CD 211 - Engineering Graphics I (3 credits)
  • CH 11 - General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CH 12 - General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • SW 131 - Fundamentals of Programming for Engineers (3 credits)
  • EC 11 - Intro to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ME 201 - Engineering Statics (3 credits)
  • ME 203 - Kinematics & Dynamics (3 credits)
  • EN 11 - Texts and Contexts I (3 credits)
  • EN 12 - Texts and Contexts II (3 credits)
  • HI 10 - Origins of the Modern World (3 credits)
  • MA 145 - Calculus I:(Eng/Physics majors) (4 credits)
  • MA 146 - Calculus II:(Eng/Physics majors) (4 credits)
  • MA 245 - Calculus III: (Eng/Physics majors) (4 credits)
  • MA 321 - Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • EG 31 - Fundamentals of Engineering I (3 credits)
  • RS 101 - Intro to Religious Studies (3 credits)
  • PS 15 - General Physics I (Eng/Physics majors) (4 credits)
  • PS 16 - General Physics II (Eng/Physics majors) (4 credits)

Total Fairfield Credits: 64