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If you're a fan of science and math or love to design, build, and invent things, a career in engineering may be for you. Quincy University's Pre-Engineering program prepares you for continued Engineering study at other colleges or universities.

The core of our curriculum consists of General Chemistry I and II; Principles of Physics I, II, and III; Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II, and III; and Differential Equations. In both of our Pre-Engineering options, you'll benefit from Quincy's Franciscan commitment to individualized instruction in every aspect of your education. Our classes are small and our professors are dedicated to your success. Consequently, our Pre-Engineering program is a great way to build a strong educational foundation that will support you as you begin your engineering coursework.

Contact Us

For more information about the Pre-Engineering program, feel free to contact:

Dr. Lee Enger
Chair, Division of Science & Technology/Associate Professor of Biochemistry
217-228-5432 ext. 3261
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Chemistry CHE 150 - General Chemistry I
Credit Hours: 5
A first year course for science majors.  Includes measurement, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, quantum theory, electron configurations, ionic and covalent bonding,, molecular geometry, states of matter and solutions.  Four hours lecture and a 3-hour lab per week.

CHE 151 - General Chemistry II
Credit Hours: 5
A continuation of CHE 150.  Includes topics in kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, coordination compounds, intro to organic chemistry and biochemistry.  Four hours lectures and a 3-hour lab per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 150

PHY 223 - Principles of Physics I
Credit Hours: 4
Introduction to classical mechanics and waves for science and pre-engineering majors. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 242

PHY 224 - Principles of Physics II

Credit Hours: 4
Electricity, magnetism, and optics. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 223

PHY 225 - Principles of Physics III
Credit Hours: 4
AC circuits, thermodynamics, elementary quantum physics. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 224

MAT 242 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Credit Hours: 4
Analytic geometry of the line. Functions and graphs. The derivative of algebraic functions. Applications of the derivative. The indefinite and definite integral. [M1 900]
Prerequisite(s): 4 units of high school mathematics or MAT 142

MAT 243 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Credit Hours: 4
Applications of integration. Analytic geometry of conics. Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; infinite series. [M 1900]
Prerequisite(s): MAT 242

MAT 244 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
Credit Hours: 4
Polar coordinates. Parametric equations. Vectors and vector calculus. Partial derivatives. Multiple integrals and line integrals.
[M1 900]
Prerequisite(s): MAT 243

MAT 346 - Differential Equations
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to differential equations; solutions of first order differential equations; solutions of homogeneous and non-homogeneous linear differential equations, differential operators, initial value equations, mathematical modeling and LaPlace transforms.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 244

Program Requirements

Students complete a two-year general education/pre-engineering sequence at Quincy University and transfer to engineering schools of choice. The majority of students in this program have transferred either to the University of Illinois at Urbana, Bradley University, or the University of Missouri at either Columbia or Rolla. No degree is awarded from Quincy University. Students should keep informed of the transfer admissions requirements of the engineering school of choice.

Active Learning Opportunities

Quincy University emphasizes active learning in the classroom through hands-on research, field trips, class speakers, and real-world coursework. In our Pre-Engineering program, your learning will come to life.

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