Program of Study

The degree program includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state funded Bachelor of Science in Engineering programs.  Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the NC 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.

Additional Information

Careers Available

Designed for transfer, not immediate employment.

The AE degree program is a two-year preparation for transfer into a NC public Bachelor of Science in Engineering program.  NC state public universities which currently offer Bachelor of Science in Engineering programs consist of NC State University; UNC-Charlotte; NC A & T; Western Carolina University and East Carolina University.

Technical Standards

Technical Standards for Associate in Engineering PDF icon

Recommended Courses and Skills

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.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Strong skills in reading, critical-thinking, problem-solving, mathematics, science, computer and vocabulary. Strong study skills; as well as commitment to a four-year program of study are also needed for this program.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Associate in Engineering Associate in Engineering Day and Evening A10500

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Associate in Engineering program, please contact, Dr. Shelton Charles at 336.734.7670 or