Associate in Engineering (A.E.) Degree - Mechanical Engineering Pathway

Credential: 
Degree
Program Code: 
A10500

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. 

This is the Mechanical Engineering pathway to Western Carolina University.  See your advisor for other pathways and/or other universities.

First Semester

ACA 122
1 Credit Hour(s)
EGR 150
2 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
COM 231
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 271
4 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

ECO 251
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 112
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 272
4 Credit Hour(s)
HIS 112
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHI 240
3 Credit Hour(s)

Third Semester

CHM 151
4 Credit Hour(s)
DFT 170
3 Credit Hour(s)
EGR 220
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 273
4 Credit Hour(s)
PHY 251
4 Credit Hour(s)

Fourth Semester

CSC 134
3 Credit Hour(s)
EGR 228
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 285
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHY 252
4 Credit Hour(s)

Curriculum is based on the 2016-17 catalog.


  • 60 Total Credit Hours Required