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.

Kirkwood is the affordable option! We have more than $3 million in scholarships available every year — and it's just one easy application.

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.

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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.


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.



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.


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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North Liberty, Iowa


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