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Flavio Giovanetti de Albuquerque, Director
Ingram (Building 11), room 227
919-536-7200, ext. 8045

* This program is financial aid eligible.

Associate in Engineering

Long Term

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.
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Fall Application Deadline is Jun 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
EGR-150 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT-271 Calculus I 4
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“The engineering program at Durham Tech takes really intensive course work and provides you with individual attention and small class size. I just got accepted into the Biomedical Engineering at UNC and this program was the stepping stone I needed to get there.”

—Christopher Viau