Engineering

Engineering

Get In-Demand Engineering Skills

Engineering is all about the passion to make a difference in the world and the technical know-how to achieve it.

All engineering disciplines utilize critical and creative problem solving techniques to develop and design innovative solutions. Kirkwood is a great choice to start your career journey in engineering.

Our curriculum focuses on a range of general engineering courses and courses that focus on more specialized aspects of engineering including material science, electrical science, statics, thermodynamics, and mechanics of deformable bodies.

With Kirkwood, transferring and earning a degree in engineering couldn’t be more attainable or more affordable.

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If you're planning to transfer to a four-year program, you'll work very closely with your advisor to make sure you have everything completed for a seamless transition.

Your advisor will take away any guesswork and confusion, ensuring you meet Kirkwood’s graduation requirements, as well as the admission requirements and transferability of courses to your transfer school.

Kirkwood has special transfer agreements with all three state universities and many other four-year institutions.

Engineering has many opportunities for a rewarding and promising career path. There are many engineering disciplines, so you can choose the discipline of engineering that best matches your interests.

Kirkwood can help you explore your career options by providing exciting experiences in and out of the classroom to help you find the best path for you.

Scholarships

Take advantage of your share of more than $3 million in scholarship opportunities! At Kirkwood, we make it easy — you only need to apply once, even if you are eligible for more than one scholarship.

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Scholarships for Engineering Students

  • Preference given to students with strong and demonstrated record of academic achievement
  • Must be pursuing an A.A. or A.S. degree with career interest in Science (Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics); Technology (Computer Science, Computer Software Development); Engineering or Mathematics
  • Preference given to students representing broadly diverse backgrounds, such as: economic, diversity, including single parents; diversity of experience, including international, multicultural, LGBT, and other diverse backgrounds; disability, ethnic diversity; and diversity of culture and thought
  • Recipients must participate in at least one volunteer activity during the year on behalf of ACT
  • Recipients must reapply for second year of funding
  • Must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average
  • Must be pursuing an A.S. degree with career interest in mathematics, biology, chemistry, or physics
  • Must indicate how your interest in math or science developed, reasons for majoring in math or science, and your career goals
  • Must be a resident of Iowa
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Must be enrolled in Architectural Technology, CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology, or be pursuing an A.S. degree with career interest in engineering
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and an ACT score of at least 22
  • Must be pursuing an A.S. degree with career interest in engineering with the intention of completing a four-year degree
  • Must demonstrate a passion for engineering and show participation in activities such as advanced mathematics, FIRST Robotics, Engineering Career Academy, or Project Lead the Way classes
  • Preference given to a resident of Iowa
  • Must perform two hours of volunteer work per week during each semester at the Four Oaks Bridge Achievement Academy (tutoring/mentoring)
  • Must be pursuing an A.S. degree with career interest in engineering
  • Must have a minimum 2.75 grade point average
  • Preference given to a graduate of Cedar Rapids Metro High School
  • Must be a full-time student who has completed one year in one of the following areas and be pursuing an A.A. or A.S. degree with career interest in Science (Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics); Technology (Computer Science, Computer Information Systems); Engineering or Mathematics
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled in Architectural Design, CAD Mechanical, or Pre-engineering (with an emphasis in structural engineering) program
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Successful participation in ECSEL - themed student experiences
  • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, national or refugee (elegible for financial aid)
  • Full-time Kirkwood student enrolled in an approved ECSEL area of study
  • Demonstrated financial need through the FAFSA
  • Meet and maintain cumulative and ECSEL GPA requirements
  • Complete the ECSEL application online

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  • Must be from a traditionally underrepresented group (TUG) including ethnic and racial groups, females, and/or individuals with disabilities.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following STEM programs: Computer Information Systems, Electronics Engineering Technology, CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology, LAN Management, Computer Support Specialist, Industrial Maintenance/HVAC Technology, or Engineering
  • Preference given to high school Career Edge Academy program graduates
  • Must be pursuing an A.S. degree with career interest in engineering
  • Must have a minimum 2.75 grade point average
  • Preference given to students who are single parents or from single-parent homes
  • Must indicate community involvement with intent to work in the Cedar Rapids area
  • Must be pursuing an A.S. degree with career interest in engineering
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled at the Iowa City campus in a science-related program or pursuing an A.S. degree with career interest in a science field
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average
  • Must have earned a minimum of 15 credit hours at Kirkwood

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The Engineering interest area at Kirkwood is part of the Liberal Arts program. You will work closely with the Advising and Transfer Center and engineering faculty when deciding on which classes to take. Our engineering faculty are dedicated and experienced professionals who can also be a great resource when making transfer decisions and planning for a career in engineering. They have years of valuable experience studying and researching within the engineering field and working with students just like you.

Course requirements include specialized engineering classes, as well as foreign language, humanities, math, and science. With many options to choose from, the advising process will also help figure out a plan that fits you.


Engineering

EGR-100 Engineering Orientation (1)
Explores engineering career options and engineering disciplines. Students learn problem-solving skills and develop an educational plan of study. Credits: 1, Hours: (1/0/0/0), Prereq: MAT-102 or MAT-708; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

EGR-160 Engineering I (3)
Develops skills in modeling and solving engineering problems, data analysis, engineering graphics, and technical communication using computer application software. Credits: 3, Hours: (2/2/0/0), Prereq: MAT-136; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

EGR-167 Engineering II (4)
Develops skills in solving engineering problems using the C-programming language. Programming and numerical techniques are directly applied to the engineering discipline. Credits: 4, Hours: (4/0/0/0), Prereq: MAT-136; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

EGR-170 Materials Science (3)
Covers the different structures of materials and the resulting mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties; phase diagrams; kinetics and materials in engineering design. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: CHM-165, MAT-136; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

EGR-180 Statics (3)
Covers such topics as vector algebra, forces, couples, equivalent-force couple systems, Newton's laws, friction, equilibrium, centroids, area moments of inertia, and applications. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: MAT-210; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

EGR-280 Dynamics (3)
Emphasizes vector calculus, Newton's laws, kinetics and kinematics of particle motion, multiparticles systems, and rigid bodies, and applications. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: EGR-180, MAT-216; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

EGR-285 Introduction to Electrical Science (4)
Covers DC and AC circuits, Ohm's law, Kirchoff's voltage and current laws. Circuit analysis techniques including Thevenin equivalents, superposition, source transformation, nodal and mesh analysis, transient and steady state response, complex impedance, average power, RMS voltage, and current. Credits: 4, Hours: (3/2/0/0), Prereq: MAT-216; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

EGR-290 Thermodynamics (3)
Includes basic elements of classical thermodynamics including first and second law; reversibility; irreversibility; Carnot cycle; properties of pure substances, closed simple systems and one-dimensional steady-flow open systems; and engineering applications. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: CHM-165, MAT-216; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

EGR-380 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
Introduces basic theory of deformable bodies by analyzing stress/strain relationships in objects subject to axial, transverse, bending, torsion, combined and buckling loads. Elementary theory of material failure also introduced. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: EGR-180, MAT-216; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

EGR-924 Honors Project (1)
Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Credits: 1, Hours: (1/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Requires approval of supervising professor and dean.

Full-Time Faculty

Korey Hall
korey.hall@kirkwood.edu
319-398-5899 x1110
1180E Linn Hall

Shayne Schiltz
shayne.schiltz@kirkwood.edu
319-398-5899 x4220
1170 Linn Hall

 

STEM Club

Joe Christopher and Andy Mills, advisors

The purpose of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) club is to stimulate and encourage a strong interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Members benefit from leadership, networking, and community opportunities that apply their knowledge through STEM-related activities.

LSAMP IINSPIRE Program

Susan Harthun and Ted Weiland, advisors

The Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) project is part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program. LSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) alliance among sixteen two- and four-year colleges and universities working together to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the Midwest.

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Tejas Mallela

“Many of the things you can take at Kirkwood transfer to state and private colleges. It’s a good option for people to start here first and then consider going on to a 4-year school.”

Tejas Mallela,
India


Questions?

Math/Science Department
1184 Linn Hall
319-398-5516
mathscience@kirkwood.edu