Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering (APE)

Program Curriculum

68.5 credit hours
 

DSU General Education Requirements

Complete 9 credits from the following:
General Education Core Requirements
English0-7
American Institutions0-6
Life Sciences0-3
Fine Arts0-3
Literature/Humanities0-3
Social & Behavioral Sciences0-3

Math and Science Requirements 

CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1210Calculus I4
MATH 1220Calculus II4
MATH 2210Multivariable Calculus4
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
Complete one of the following sets of courses:5
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab

Pre-Engineering Core Requirements

MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Design: Introduction to Mechanical Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Design: Introduction to Mechanical Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
MECH 1100Design: Manufacturing Processes3
MECH 1150Design: Prototyping Techniques2.5
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Mechatronics: Coding
and Mechatronics: Coding Lab
4
MECH 2010Solid Mechanics: Statics3

 Pre-Engineering Elective Requirements

Complete at least 17 credits from the following:
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
MATH 2200Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 2250
MATH 2270Linear Algebra3
MATH 2280Ordinary Differential Equation3
MECH 2160Solid Mechanics: Materials Science3
MECH 2030Solid Mechanics: Dynamics3
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Mechatronics: Circuits
and Mechatronics: Circuits Lab
3
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Mechatronics: Sensors & Actuators
and Mechatronics: Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 68.5 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.
  4. Grade C- or higher in all Math and Science Requirements, Pre-Engineering Core Requirements, and Pre-Engineering Elective Requirements.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1210 Calculus I 4
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Design: Introduction to Mechanical Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Design: Introduction to Mechanical Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
MECH 1100 Design: Manufacturing Processes 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
 Hours18
Spring Semester
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Mechatronics: Coding
and Mechatronics: Coding Lab
4
MECH 2160 Solid Mechanics: Materials Science 3
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus 4
MECH 1150 Design: Prototyping Techniques 2.5
MECH 2010 Solid Mechanics: Statics 3
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Mechatronics: Circuits
and Mechatronics: Circuits Lab
3
 Hours17.5
Spring Semester
MATH 2250 4
MECH 2030 Solid Mechanics: Dynamics 3
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Mechatronics: Circuits
and Mechatronics: Circuits Lab
3
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 3
 Hours17
 Total Hours68.5