Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) Degree


(57 credit hours minimum)*
For a detailed description of the classes, please visit the WSU Catalog here: WSU Catalog

General Education Core Requirements (15 credit hours)

  1. Composition (6 credit hours)

  • ENGL 2010  EN      Intermediate College Writing (3)

2.   American Institutions (3 credit hours)

  • POLS 1110  AI        American National Government or

  • HIST 1700  AI         American Civilization or

  • ECON 1740  AI       Economic History of the United States

 3.  Computer and Information Literacy (2 to 5 credit hours)

      (The credit hours for this requirement do not count toward the 57 credit hour total).

 4.  General Education Breadth Requirements (9 credit hours)

  • Select 9 credit hours:  3 credit hours from Humanities (HU), 3 credit hours from Creative Arts (CA), and 3 credit hours from Social Sciences (SS).

Engineering Core Requirements (20 credit hours)

  • ENGR 1000           Introduction to Engineering (2)
  • MATH 1210         Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 1200         Calculus II (4)
  • PHYS 2210 PS     Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (5)
  • PHYS 2220          Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (5)

Engineering Specialty Courses (22 credit hours)

Engineering specialty courses are those required for specific engineering disciplines at the receiving universities.  The primary engineering disciplines are:

  • Biological and Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Consult the Pre-Engineering Advisor or the WSU general catalog for more information on engineering specialty courses.

*The Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) degree is not equivalent to the Associate of Science (AS) degree because the APE degree contains fewer general education credits than the AS degree.