Associate in Engineering (A10500)

College Transfer Associate Degree

The Associate in Engineering (AE) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state funded Bachelor of Engineering programs. Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs. Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional, and sometimes duplicative, courses. Admission to bachelor’s level engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed.

To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AE to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

**Students should choose courses appropriate to the specific university and engineering major requirements.

Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

English Composition (6 semester hours required)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipl

3

0

0

0

3

**Humanities/Fine Arts and Communications (6 semester hours required)

Select 1 course from the Humanities category and 1 course from the Fine Arts/Communications category

Humanities (3 semester hours required)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 231 American Literature I

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 232 American Literature II

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 241 British Literature I

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 242 British Literature II

3

0

0

0

3

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

3

0

0

0

3

REL 110* World Religions

3

0

0

0

3

*REL 110 will transfer for equivalency credit to the engineering programs of all five UNC institutions that offer undergraduate engineering programs. It may not transfer with equivalency to other programs.

**Fine Arts/Communications (3 semester hours required)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ART 111 Art Appreciation

3

0

0

0

3

ART 114 Art History Survey I

3

0

0

0

3

ART 115 Art History Survey II

3

0

0

0

3

COM 231 Public Speaking

3

0

0

0

3

MUS 110 Music Appreciation

3

0

0

0

3

Social/Behavioral Science (6 semester hours required. ECO 251 is required. Select a second course)

Required:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

Choose One:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

HIS 111 World Civilizations I

3

0

0

0

3

HIS 112 World Civilizations II

3

0

0

0

3

HIS 131 American History I

3

0

0

0

3

HIS 132 American History II

3

0

0

0

3

POL 120 American Government

3

0

0

0

3

PSY 150 General Psychology

3

0

0

0

3

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

3

0

0

0

3

Mathematics (12 semester hours required*)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

MAT 271 Calculus I

3

2

0

0

4

MAT 272 Calculus II

3

2

0

0

4

MAT 273 Calculus III

3

2

0

0

4

*Calculus I is the lowest level math course that will be accepted by the engineering programs for transfer as a math credit. Students who are not calculus-ready will need to take additional math courses,specifically MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra and MAT 172 Pre-calculus Trigonometry.

Natural Sciences (12 semester hours required)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CHM 151 General Chemistry I

3

3

0

0

4

PHY 251 General Physics I

3

2

0

0

4

PHY 252 General Physics II

3

2

0

0

4

**Other General Education (3-4 semester hours required)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BIO 111 General Biology I

3

2

0

0

4

CHM 152 General Chemistry II

3

3

0

0

4

COM 231 Public Speaking

3

0

0

0

3

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

GEL  111 Geology

3

2

0

0

4

HUM 110 Technology and Society

3

0

0

0

3

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

3

0

0

0

3

Degree Completion Component (03 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 122* College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

EGR 150 Introduction to Engineering

1

2

0

0

2

*Students must complete ACA 122 within the first 30 hours of enrollment

 **Other General Education  and Pre-major Elective Courses (11-12 semester hours required)

Select 11-12 SHC of courses from the following courses classified as pre-major, elective, or general education courses within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

 Students should choose courses appropriate to the specific university and engineering major requirements. 

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BIO 111 General Biology I

3

2

0

0

4

CHM 152 General Chemistry II

3

3

0

0

4

CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I

3

3

0

0

4

CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II

3

3

0

0

4

CSC 134 C++ Programming

2

3

0

0

3

CSC 151 JAVA Programming

2

3

0

0

3

COM 231 Public Speaking

3

0

0

0

3

DFT 170 Engineering Graphics

2

2

0

0

3

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

EGR  210 Intro to Elec/Computer Engineering Lab 

-

-

-

-

-

EGR  212 Logic System Design I

-

-

-

-

-

EGR 214 Num Methods for Engineers

3

0

0

0

3

EGR  215 Network Theory I

-

-

-

-

-

EGR 216 Logic and Network Lab

-

-

-

-

-

EGR 220 Engineering Statics

3

0

0

0

3

EGR 225 Engineering Dynamics

-

-

-

-

-

EGR 228 Intro to Solid Mechanics

3

0

0

0

3

GEL 111 Geology

3

2

0

0

4

HUM 110 Technology and Society

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 280 Linear Algebra

2

2

0

0

3

MAT 285 Differential Equations

2

2

0

0

3

PED 110 Fit and Well for Life

1

2

0

0

2

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 60-61

Recommended Semester by Semester Plan

●         Success in this program necessitates math to be taken every semester.

●         The appropriate level math class should be taken in the student’s first semester, and a math course should be taken each subsequent semester until all required math courses have been completed with a grade of “C” or better.

●          ACA 122 and EGR 150 should be completed the first semester.

Fall Semester (14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

EGR 150      Introduction to Engineering 

1

2

0

0

2

CHM 151 General Chemistry I

3

3

0

0

4

^MAT 171 Pre-Calculus Algebra

3

2

0

0

4

**3 Credits must be selected from Other General Education and Pre-major Elective

Spring Semester (13-14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

^MAT 172 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry

3

2

0

0

4

**3-4 Credits must be selected from Other General Education

Summer Term (10 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipl

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 271 Calculus I

3

2

0

0

4

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

Fall Semester (14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

MAT 272      Calculus II 

3

2

0

0

4

PHY 251 General Physics I

3

2

0

0

4

**3 Credits must be selected from Fine Arts Elective

**3 Credits must be selected from Other General Education and Pre-major Elective

Spring Semester (17 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

MAT 273 Calculus III

3

2

0

0

4

PHY 252 General Physics II

3

2

0

0

4

**6 Credits must be selected from Other General Education and Pre-major Elective

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Elective

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program    60-61

^ The 8 credit hours for MAT 171 and MAT 172 are prerequisites for MAT 271 and are considered not part of the program.

 Example Other General Education and Pre-major Elective selections by discipline:

●      Chemical Engineering: MAT 285, CHM 152, CHM 251, CHM 252

●      Civil Engineering: DFT 170, EGR 220, MAT 285, COM 231, a CSC course, BIO or GEL

●      Mechanical Engineering: DFT 170, EGR 220, MAT 280, MAT 285, a CSC course

Remember to visit the transfer University's website for their requirements.