Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering (APE)

The Associate of Pre-Engineering degree has five basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Math and Science Requirements
  3. Pre-Engineering Requirements
  4. Elective Requirements
  5. Electives (if applicable): college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Math and Science Requirements
CHEM 1210
  & CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
   and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
MATH 1210Calculus I5
MATH 1220Calculus II4
MATH 2210Multivariable Calculus3
MATH 2270Linear Algebra3
MATH 2280Ordinary Differential Equation3
PHYS 2210
  & PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
   and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
Complete one of the following sets of courses:
CHEM 1220
  & CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
   and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
PHYS 2220
  & PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
   and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
Pre-Engineering Requirements
ENGR 1050Intro to Engineering Design3
ENGR 2010Statics3
Elective Requirements
Complete at least six (6) credits from the following:
CHEM 1220Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 1225Principles of Chemistry II Lab1
CHEM 2310Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 2315Organic Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 2320Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 2325Organic Chemistry II Lab1
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
CS 3005Programming in C++3
ENGR 2030Dynamics3
ENGR 2140Strength of Materials3
ENGR 2300Engineering Thermodynamics3
MATH 2200Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3400Probability & Statistics3
MATH 3500Numerical Analysis3
PHYS 2220Physics/Scientists EngineersII4
PHYS 2225Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab1
Drafting/Design Software packages

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 70 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.