NC State Engineering 2+2 Transfer Program

Community College Students

You don't have to be a UNCW student to take advantage of advising available through the NC State Engineering 2+2 Transfer Program. Community college students are welcome to contact the Program Director for advising on transferable courses, the transfer process and requirements, distance education courses or any other engineering-related topic. The best resource for information is the NC State Engineering NC Community College Student Transfer Guide. Our frequently asked questions page may also answer some of your questions.

To pursue a four-year engineering degree, community college students need to be in the college transfer program and not the engineering technology or applied science program. Students who are interested in the engineering technology program can pursue a four-year degree in engineering technology from UNC Charlotte or NC A&T.


An important consideration for many community college students is when to transfer and where. One can transfer directly to an engineering college after completing the minimum number of courses needed for transfer with the required GPA. See the transfer requirements page for more information. A student may opt to stay at a community college and complete an Associate's degree. An Associate in Engineering could be a bridge to direct admission to the NC State College of Engineering. The Craven Community College Havelock Campus is an NC State College of Engineering partner institution and offers an Engineering 2+2 Transfer Program as well as an NC State Mechanical Engineering Systems degree on-site.

For those in the Wilmington area, and those who would like to remain in the Wilmington area for as long as possible before transferring, it may be advantageous and more expedient to transfer to the NC State Engineering 2+2 Transfer Program at UNCW after completing the UNCW transfer requirements. Once at UNCW, both engineering courses and the required calculus and physics courses can be taken.

Community college academic advisors may tell you that any course you take at a community college in the college-level transfer program will be accepted by four year colleges. This is true BUT these courses may not count toward degree requirements in engineering.

The required community college mathematics course sequence for an engineering degree is MAT 271, 272, 273, and for most engineering majors, MAT 285. Required science courses include CHM 151, PHY 251, and PHY 252. Some engineering majors require CHM 152 as well. Depending on math placement results, one may have to take MAT 171 (algebra) and 172 (trigonometry) before taking MAT 271 (calculus). These courses can be used to be admitted to UNCW but will not count towards engineering degree graduation requirements.

For those currently at North Carolina community college, the following information may be helpful in selecting humanity and social science courses that will count towards engineering degree graduation requirements at NC State. If you currently have an A.S. or A.A., degree many of these requirements will be met, so please consult the Program Director for further course recommendations.


Select two courses from different disciplines.

ENG 231, 232, 233, 241, 242, 243, 251, 252, 273

HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, 131, 132, 165, 211, 212, 213, 214, 236, 251, 252

PHI 150, 215, 220, 221, 240, 250

REL 110, 211, 212

Social Sciences

Select one course.

Environmental Eng. majors must take PS 320 or 336 at NCSU.

ANT 220, 230, 240

COM 120

POL 120, 130, 210, 220

PSY 150, 237, 241, 263

SOC 210, 213, 220, 230, 240, 242


ECO 251 - Microeconomics

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Select two courses.

Biological and Industrial Eng. majors must fulfill one of these requirements at NCSU.

ENG 275

BUS 110

HUM 110

PHI 250

Additional Breadth

Select one course from Humanities or Social Sciences above, or one of the Visual & Performing Arts courses at right.

ART 114, 115, 116

COM 231

DRA 111, 131

HUM 160

MUS 110

Out of the seven courses above, one must be underlined to meet NC State's Global Knowledge co-requisite and another must be in bold and italics to meet NC State's U.S. Diversity co-requisite. Otherwise extra courses must be taken.

Notes: Requirements in all categories above must be satisfied. A total of 21 credits are required. Students should consider the GEP website the authoritative source for approved course requirements and should always consult the Program Director with questions about courses that do not appear in the table.