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.

Associate of Science Degree

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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.



Planning for Your Program

Engineering Program Plans


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Cost & Financial Aid

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 qualify 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 Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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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 a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree


Salary Data

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

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

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

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

* with a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to the 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 fabricators, plasma cutters, and many other tools.

More about the Fab Lab

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    Program Faculty

  • Experience: Dr. Jaunich studied mechanical engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology and graduated with honors with her B.S. and M.S. After graduation, she worked as a system safety engineer for Millennium Engineering and Integration Company supporting NASA’s Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center. During that time, she became a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Florida and also completed a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. She then joined the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering department at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and graduated with her Ph.D. in 2019. Her research focused on using life-cycle assessment and optimization to evaluate civil infrastructure systems, in particular, solid waste management. Dr. Jaunich joined Century College in 2018 and is the Engineering Club advisor.
    Education: BS, MS, Mechanical Engineering, Florida Inst. of Tech; MEng, Systems Engineering, Stevens Inst of Tech; PhD, Civil Engineering, NCSU
    Hobbies: Running, reading, watching TV, coaching group fitness classes, spending time with family and friends
    Megan Jaunich
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Engineering
  • Jeffry Abel
    Faculty - Summer
    Engineering CAD Technology
  • Experience: Dr. Mekala has 23 years of Research and Development in chemical engineering from 3M company ranging from Magnetic tape to Fuel Cell technology to a Aluminum Composite Conductor. He has been teaching in ENGR and MATH departments since Fall 2012. He loves to train motivated students to pursue engineering studies.
    Education: Bachelor Degree, Chemical Engineering, IIT, Chennai, India; PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
    Hobbies: Church activities, Jogging and Tennis
    David Mekala
    Faculty
    Bio
    Engineering