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Engineers are in high-demand across the country

Engineering is widely considered one of the most lucrative career choices, with Time magazine estimating that 2016 engineering bachelor’s degree graduates will earn an average of $64,891 in their first year out of college. In general, our engineering transfer degree is a more rigorous program mathematically and provides a comprehensive foundation for transfer to a four-year institution. Engineers typically have the lead role in engineering projects, such as new product development, engineering design work or analysis, production management, and consulting.

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Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Science - Engineering

TCC’s Associate of Science in Engineering is a transfer program that prepares you to tackle a challenging engineering program at a four-year college or university. The curriculum covers an array of theoretical and practical topics including mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering; modeling and simulation; materials; circuits; and much more.

Admission to the engineering transfer program is selective. To qualify for this competitive major, you must meet general admission standards and satisfy additional requirements through prerequisite course work or place into College Composition I (ENG 111) and Calculus I (MTH 263) or higher based on the Virginia Placement Test.

You may select the Engineering program on your admissions application; however, you will be placed in the General Science program until an academic advisor evaluates your additional requirements and approves you for entrance into the engineering curriculum.

View the Engineering Student Handbook for more information.

First-time college students who meet GPA and other requirements may qualify for a 2-year transfer grant to apply toward tuition. Grants of $1,000 may be awarded for your junior and senior years.

Students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines may be eligible for an additional $1,000 each year.

See transfer grant details

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • are prepared for high-level math and science courses
  • demonstrate strong problem solving skills
  • enjoy a rigorous and challenging curriculum