Associate in Engineering

Engineering professions are spread across different industries, allowing for many different academic concentrations. Some examples of common engineering fields include civil, electrical, chemical, mechanical and industrial.

The Associate in Engineering (AE) program 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 ā€œCā€ or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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.


Associate Degree      Associate in Engineering (A10500)

Diploma                     Not Applicable

Certificate                 Not Applicable

Associate in Science/Engineering Faculty:


Beymer Bevill Jr.                                                                                                                                                                               Department Chair                                                                                                                                                                               910-678-8216                                                                                                                                                


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