Associate in Engineering University Transfer

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The Associate in Engineering (AE) degree is a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit. This program prepares students to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution. The degree plan includes all 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 as a transfer student.

Within the degree program, students will complete calculus courses, advanced physics and engineering courses in addition to other general education requirements, such as English composition, economics, and social/behavioral sciences. The Associate in Engineering degree will help prepare students for aerospace, mechanical, chemical, computer, electrical, nuclear, civil and bio-engineering programs, among others. The average, annual starting salary for Bachelors of Engineering graduates is more than $50,000.

Admission to Bachelor of Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed. To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the Associate in Engineering 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.

The Associate of Engineering degree will transfer to the following senior institutions for the Bachelors of Engineering degree:

Please Note:
Curriculum guides are for students enrolled during the current academic year. Students enrolled in a previous academic year should visit the Program Evaluation link in Self-Service to find the required list of courses for graduation. For assistance, consult your advisor.