Courses

In general, course work required for an engineering degree consists of three groups. The first involves general education course such as English, humanities and similar categories. Completion of your AA, AS or transfer diploma will fulfill these requirements at the UNC engineering programs. Beyond general education, engineering requires advanced science and mathematics courses such as calculus based physics and calculus through differential equations. Finally there are your engineering courses. These columns list which NCCCS schools offer the last two categories since every community college offers the needed general education.

  • Engineering Courses: Depending on the engineering discipline, in general it is best to complete EGR 150 (introduction to Engineering, EGR 220 Engineering statics, and DFT 170 (engineering graphics) prior to moving to a UNC program.
  • Calculus based physics: this is a two semester sequence comprised of PHY 251 and 252. In general they are often prerequisites for many engineering courses at the UNC programs. As a result, it is best to complete these prior to enrollment at a UNC program.
  • Mathematics: Engineering programs grant mathematics credit beginning with calculus I. Pre calculus and college algebra credits are not a part of engineering degree courses. Since MAT 271 (calculus I), MAT 272 (calculus II), MAT 273 (calculus III), and MAT 285 (differential equations) are often prerequisites for engineering courses, it is important to complete these prior to enrollment at the UNC engineering program. Often in areas like industrial and electrical engineering, MAT 280 (linear algebra) is also required.

Engineering Course

This course is an overview of the engineering profession. Topics include goal setting and career assessment, ethics, public safety, the engineering...read more
This course introduces the concepts of engineering based on forces in equilibrium. Topics include concentrated forces, distributed forces, forces due...read more
This course introduces basic engineering graphics skills and applications. Topics include sketching, selection and use of current methods and tools,...read more
This course provides an introduction to digital circuits and analysis. Topics include Boolean Algebra; mixed logic; design of combinational circuits...read more
This course provides an introduction to Kirchoff's laws and terminal equations, circuit analysis techniques and network theorems, transient and...read more
This course provides laboratory experiments in network measurements and logic design and laboratory equipment and techniques. Topics include network...read more
This course introduces the concepts of engineering based on the analysis of motion in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems....read more

Science Course

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and...read more
This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include...read more
This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical...read more
This course provides a continuation of the study of the fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, ionic and...read more
This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, molecular and cellular biology,...read more
This course is a continuation of BIO 111. Emphasis is placed on organisms, evolution, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other...read more
This course provides a systematic study of the theories, principles, and techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure,...read more
This course provides continuation of the systematic study of the theories, principles, and techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include...read more

Math and Computer Course

This course covers in depth the differential calculus portion of a three-course calculus sequence. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives,...read more
This course provides a rigorous treatment of integration and is the second calculus course in a three-course sequence. Topics include applications of...read more
This course covers the calculus of several variables and is the third calculus course in a three-course sequence. Topics include functions of several...read more
This course provides a study of linear algebra topics with emphasis on the development of both abstract concepts and applications. Topics include...read more
This course provides an introduction to ordinary differential equations with an emphasis on applications. Topics include first-order, linear higher-...read more
This course introduces computer programming using the C++ programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on...read more
This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on...read more

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