- Grade Requirements: A minimum overall GPA of 2.00 is required.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 60 credit hours is required. A minimum of 20 hours in residence (for transfer students).
The Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) degree at Weber State University offers the first two years of a professional engineering curriculum. The degree is designed to prepare students for transfer into an engineering program at other universities in Utah, or throughout the United States, that offer four-year engineering degrees. Because many pre-engineering graduates will transfer to the University of Utah or Utah State University, the WSU Pre-Engineering program has official transfer agreements with these two schools.
In planning a program of study, students should be aware that most pre-engineering courses have mathematics and science prerequisites and that improper scheduling of courses can lengthen the time required to complete the degree. Students should also be aware that requirements may vary according to the university to which the student wishes to transfer. Students are therefore strongly encouraged to meet with the Pre-Engineering coordinator prior to beginning their program.
The Associate of Pre-Engineering degree has fewer general education credit hours than the Associate of Science (AS) degree. Therefore, in order for a student to obtain a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering, he or she will have to take additional general education courses at WSU and/or the receiving university. Alternatively, a student may earn the AS degree, but this degree may take longer than the APE degree because it contains not only pre-engineering courses but also a full complement of general education courses. The AS degree has the potential benefit, however, of satisfying all the general education requirements at either the University of Utah or Utah State University.
All Pre-Engineering students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Pre-Engineering coordinator at the beginning of the program and at least once annually for course and program advisement. Pre-Engineering students are also encouraged to obtain advisement from the applicable engineering department at the receiving university.
Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). No special admission or application requirements are needed for this program. However, students entering the Pre-Engineering program are expected to have taken college preparatory mathematics and physical science courses in high school. The standard entry level mathematics course for pre-engineering majors is MATH 1210 - Calculus I . The prerequisite for MATH 1210 is MATH 1080 QL - Pre-calculus , or MATH 1050 QL - College Algebra plus MATH 1060 - Trigonometry , or placement through examination. Students who are not ready to take MATH 1210 upon entering the Pre-Engineering program should consult with the Pre-Engineering coordinator, who will recommend remedial courses that will prepare the student for calculus, physics and engineering courses.