• Engineering

    Delivery: Daytime classes only.
    Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time.

    Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time.

About the Program

The Associate in Science in Engineering is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in one of the following engineering fields: aerospace, biomedical, bioproducts & biosystems, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, geological, material, mechanical, and general engineering.

In the Engineering program students will: 

  • Use cutting-edge digital design and 3D printing technologies to visualize and construct rockets, robots, and solar-powered cars
  • Make a difference by inventing unique solutions to everyday problems
  • Work individually and in teams to explore mechanical, electrical, chemical, and civil engineering

This program includes the courses usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate engineering curriculum. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university where they plan to transfer, and to consult with the Century College Advising, Counseling and Career Center for assistance in planning their program and selecting electives. Guide sheets are available in the Advising, Counseling and Career Center for many engineering fields and transfer institutions.


Century College offers a number of day and evening options for many core and elective courses. Most engineering courses are offered during the day, with several online offerings.

Project-based learning

The Engineering Club allows you to do more than coursework and provides you with a network of colleagues with which to socialize or do more involved engineering projects. Past projects include building a remote-controlled semiautonomous robot and fabricating an electricity-producing wind turbine.

In our popular Introduction to Engineering Class (ENGR 1020), you will "learn by doing" projects such as building a robot. At the Century College Robot Show, held in May and December, you get to see all sorts of interesting contraptions. The public is invited to the show where Introduction to Engineering students display their inventions that are judged by practicing engineers.

World-recognized facilities

Our state-of-the-art digital fabrication lab is aligned with MIT's highly successful Fab Lab network. In our "Fab Lab", you'll get to build all sorts of structures, machines, mechanisms, and circuits, including a rapid prototyping machine, laser cutter, CNC mini mill, and other machine tools. Learn more about the Fab Lab.

Small class sizes

With engineering class sizes around 20, students get more personalized attention from their instructor. Each class becomes its own community, with opportunities for student-led learning and hands-on group projects.

Planning for Your Program

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Image of a bar graph explaining Century's Tuition Cost Per Credit.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

    Financial Aid

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Ready to get started?


Portrait of Pao Thao
Pao Thao - Engineering Alum

"Century College is like family, and you feel you belong here."

Portrait of Shawn Bluhm
Shawn Bluhm - Engineering Alum

"I was impressed with the quality of the teaching and the affordability. In fact, I wish Century College had a four-year program - I would have stayed the whole time."


Two students studying in the Engineering lab.

Potential Job Titles

Four students working on a project.
  • Chemical Engineers *
  • Civil Engineers *
  • Computer Software Engineers, Applications *
  • Mechanical Engineers *
  • Electrical Engineers *

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

Salary Data

Chemical Engineers *
Average Wage: $39.10/hour
Top Earners: $59.88/hour

Civil Engineers *
Average Wage: $41.13/hour
Top Earners: $57.37/hour

Computer Software Engineers, Applications *
Average Wage: $39.41/hour
Top Earners: $56.15/hour

Electrical Engineers *
Average Wage: $45.35/hour
Top Earners: $62.75/hour

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu

Digital Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab)

Our new state-of-the-art digital fabrication lab is aligned with MIT's highly successful fab lab network. In the Fab Lab, you can build structures, machines, mechanisms, and circuits, using a variety of digital fabrication technologies including rapid prototyping machines, laser cutters, CNC circuit fabricator, plasma cutter, and many other tools.