Engineering Pathway: Mechanical/Industrial - Associate in Applied Science

This program has been discontinued or temporarily suspended. Currently enrolled students may complete their program of study, but new students will not be admitted.

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122 and J-115

Program Description


The Engineering Pathway: Mechanical/Industrial program enables students to complete the courses in the first two and half years of the Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering at University of Michigan - Dearborn. Students take physics, math, chemistry, general education, and program specific courses required by the engineering program. Upon successful completion of the program, students can transfer to University of Michigan - Dearborn to complete their final years of engineering. The HFC articulation agreement with University of Michigan - Dearborn makes the transfer process easier. Some ENGR courses transfer to Wayne State University as well.

NOTE: Students should meet with the Engineering Faculty Advisor for assistance with registering for the correct series of courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the introductory concepts of physical sciences (chemistry and physics).
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work in teams to solve engineering and math problems.
  3. Define the roles of mechanical /industrial engineers and decide his/her pathway.
Career Opportunities

After completion of this program and transfer to and completion of the a 4-year institution Bachelor of Science degree, students can specialize in fields such as Mechanical, Industrial, Systems or Manufacturing Engineering.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements and Eligibility

Successful completion of ENGR-130 or permission from the Chair of Pre-Engineering Department

General Education

Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines (other than BEC).
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Course Name Credit Hours
ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing 3.00
ENG-135: Business and Technical Writing and Research 3.00

Pathway: Complete the courses in either Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Credit Hours: 12

Students will complete either the Industrial Engineering or the Mechanical Engineering courses depending on their pathway.

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2022 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.