Associate in Engineering Science

Associate in Engineering Science (Transfer)

Engineering science is an outstanding field for your broad interest in multiple branches of science. You learn about each branch and then you use your knowledge, along with scientific principles, to develop solutions to real problems. ICC, with our respected instructors and affordable tuition, is the perfect place to start your education.

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Community college students who transfer to four-year schools perform as well as – or even better than – their peers who come directly from high school.

– Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

A Quality Education

Faculty who are experts in their fields teach all ICC courses. They are 100% committed to teaching so you’re ready to transfer to a university or move into your career.

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Challenge yourself in ICC’s Honors Program. High-achieving students join Honors to experience sustained intellectual and social interactions with their peers.

Career Opportunities

Business Development, Venture Capital, Project Management, Law, Medical Research; Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Civil, Computer, Materials, Aerospace Engineering


18 Months

Including summer term

5 terms if full-time (15-16 credits / term)

What if I attend part-time?

Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.



Students per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

Will I be ready to transfer?

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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Which Engineering Degree is Right for Me?

ICC offers two options for engineering degrees. Both are equally rigorous and prepare you to transfer into a four-year college engineering program.

Talk to an Engineering advisor as soon as you start your program. You may be encouraged to choose one of our two programs based on where you plan to transfer (or vice versa).

If you plan to transfer to Southern Illinois University or Northern Illinois University you may prefer the Associate in Science Degree. See an Engineering advisor for details.

The course sequence for the Associate in Engineering Science degree is aligned with Bradley University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and University of Illinois at Urbana or Chicago. It also fulfills the requirements of most other universities.

Foreign language is not required for graduation at ICC but may be elsewhere. Be sure to check the requirements of the college or university you want to transfer to.


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