About the Program
The Pre-Engineering Transfer Program offers students the opportunity to complete the first two years of an engineering curriculum at UNCW and upon transfer, complete an engineering degree at either East Carolina University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, or the University of North Carolina at Charlotte during the last two years. Alternately, students can transfer to any other engineering school they wish. Because of prerequisites and once-a-year scheduling of some courses, some engineering curriculums require transfer after one and one-half years. An additional summer session or two also is typically needed. The actual time of transfer is at the student's discretion. The curriculums follow as closely as possible those offered by the participating colleges of engineering. The program is administered by N. C. State. This program is not a "pre-professional" program; It is a direct path to an engineering degree.
Students can also participate in a three-plus-two arrangement and obtain a degree at UNCW in addition to the engineering degree. In general, most science and math majors are conducive to this arrangement. A three-plus-two program is in place for environmental studies/environmental engineering and physics/electrical engineering. These programs must be started in the fall of the freshman year. Otherwise they can not be completed on a 3+2 schedule.
The Pre-Engineering Transfer Program is intended to provide the opportunity for residents of Southeastern North Carolina to explore a career in engineering at the professional level. However, there are no restrictions on who may pursue the program if admitted to UNCW.
Students who are admitted to UNCW to pursue the Pre-Engineering Transfer Program are not additionally or automatically admitted to any college of engineering. To continue on to a college of engineering, application must be made as a transfer student to the chosen engineering college where all usual transfer requirements must be met.
You will be considered a transfer student by any of the colleges of engineering with no special perks or advantages.
In addition to the usual math, science, and humanity/social science engineering degree requirements, the following engineering courses can be taken with the proper pre-requisites , through live video-conferencing from NC State:
- Engineering Statics
- Engineering Dynamics
- Solid Mechanics
- Engineering Thermodynamics I
- Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials
- Introduction to Computer Systems
- Computer Systems Programming
- Electric Circuits
- Logic Design
- Introduction of Introduction to Signals, Circuits and Systems
- Introduction to Computer Organization
- Analytical Foundations of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Not all of these courses are required for every engineering degree program. Students will select them based on their intended major. Because this program is funded by NC State, all engineering courses must be taken from NC State. These are usually not taken until the sophomore year. In addition to tuition and fees for UNCW courses taken, tuition and fees for engineering courses will be charged by NC State. As of Fall 2011, the tuition and fee rate is $191 per credit hour. Registration assistance and other administrative issues will be provided by the program Director.