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Start Your Path to a Bachelor's Degree with NOVA's Engineering Program

Begin your engineering career at NOVA with an Associate degree, leading to a seamless transition to a top-tier bachelor's program.


Associate Degree in Engineering

The curriculum is designed to prepare the student to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in an Engineering discipline. Some of the Engineering disciplines are aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems engineering. It is highly recommended that students consult with an Engineering faculty advisor prior to selecting their courses to ensure maximum transferability.

Two Years
Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas
Curriculum Details

Why study Engineering at NOVA?

Seamless Transfer

The Associate of Science Degree in Engineering offers engineering courses that transfer to a specific engineering discipline and senior institution.

Expert Guidance

Collaborate closely with dedicated Engineering faculty advisors, ensuring precise course selection for maximum transferability and career readiness.

Low-Cost Engineering program

You’ll receive an affordable engineering education. You may be eligible for NOVA scholarships to offset the cost of your certificate.

Program Details

Engineering Majors and Programs

The Associate of Science Degree in Engineering offers engineering courses that transfer to a specific engineering discipline and senior institution. Students are advised to work closely with their engineering faculty advisor for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. Click below to explore the different Engineering majors and programs offered by NOVA's transfer partners.

NOVA CORE - Community of Rising Engineers

NOVA CORE is the National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholarship for Engineering. (Award is $6,000 per year for two years to complete the A.S. Engineering degree at NOVA.)


Northern Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree in engineering.

Engineering Program Career Outcomes

The Engineering program at NOVA is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor's degree program. Upon completion of a B.S. in Engineering, there are thousands of career prospects in the D.C. Metro area. The average starting salary for an entry-level engineer in the D.C. Metro area is approximately $70,000, and the average mean salary is $118,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top three engineering sectors for the area are manufacturing, scientific and technical services, and government. The projected job growth in engineering through 2028 is 4-6%.

Credits and
Transfer Info

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning (CPL) generally refers to the process of granting college credit for learning gained in nontraditional ways, including but not limited to: certifications, AP or IB exams, military training, or life experience.


Learn more about possible transfer opportunities associated with this program of study. Students interested in transferring should contact an advisor or counselor to further discuss their plans.

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