University Studies Associate in Engineering (A10500)

The Associate in Engineering degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a state funded university with a Bachelor of Engineering program and earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Baccalaureate Engineering Programs within the UNC system are offered at: East Carolina University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Western Carolina University.

The Associate in Engineering shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 61 semester hours of college transfer 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 Associate in Engineering to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement (A.E. to B.S.E. AA), A.E. 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.

Estimated Program Expenses

Tuition* $4,560.00 $16,080.00
Student Activity Fee $140.00 $140.00
Technology Fee $192.00 $192.00
Textbooks $1,00.00-$2,115.00 $1,00.00-$2,115.00

*Program credit hours: 60 – $76.00 per credit hour in-state tuition, $268.00 per credit hour out-of-state tuition.


Professor Jeanne Morse, Coordinator
(910) 695-3762
104 Meyer Hall