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Associate in Engineering

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 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 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

GENERAL EDUCATION (42 SHC) The general education common course pathway includes study in the areas of English composition; humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences and mathematics. UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT (Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will transfer for equivalency credit to all UNC institutions.) *Exceptions (i.e. courses which are not classified as UGETC) are italicized.

Degree: (A25100)

Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 1
EGR-150 - Intro to Engineering 2
MAT-271 - Calculus I 4
CHM-151 - General Chemistry I 4
Total Credit Hours 11

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
CHM-152 - General Chemistry II 4
PHY-251 - General Physics I 4
MAT-272 - Calculus II 4
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours 18

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
HIS-112 - World Civilizations II 3
DFT-170 - Engineering Graphics 3
PHY-252 - General Physics II 4
ECO-251 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
MAT-280 - Linear Algebra 3
Total Credit Hours 16

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
MAT-273 - Calculus III 4
EGR-220 - Engineering Statics 3
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3
MAT-285 - Differential Equations 3
Total Credit Hours 13