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Associate in Engineering (AE)

The engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students to successfully transfer to an engineering degree program in a four-year university. Discover the differences in types of engineering with our comparison chart and through discussions with your advisor. 

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. 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.

Have Questions?

Jamie Campagni, Program Coordinator/Instructor
(704) 878-3241