2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Engineering Degrees


ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCES DEGREE IN
PRE-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Offered at Cedar Valley and Mountain View Colleges

Degree Code: AS.PREMECHENGR.12

Students who complete this degree with a GPA of 2.50 with no grade below that of "C” and who meet all admissions requirements at one of the participating universities will be accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSMENG) program at that institution. Students who wish to pursue this degree through the compact agreement must complete all course requirements of the Pre-Mechanical Engineering (PMENG) program to satisfy the criteria needed for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program. Students should follow this plan only if they wish to transfer into that institution’s Mechanical Engineering. Students wishing to transfer to another university should not assume this entire degree will transfer.

In order to be eligible to receive this AS in Pre-Mechanical Engineering (PMENG) degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours indicated in this degree plan;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C")
    [NOTE: Participating universities guarantee admission with a 2.50 GPA with no grade below a “C”];

  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Students who transfer to one of the participating universities will not be core complete if he/she complete this degree. This degree does not include all Core course requirements.

Students who plan to transfer to one of the participating universities must work closely with an advisor/counselor.


Course Requirements for the AS Degree in Pre-Mechanical Engineering (PMENG) Credit Hours

TIER 1 - CORE FOUNDATIONS

CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
Select EACH of the following:
ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)   CB010 
HIST 1301     CB060

6

SPEAKING, LISTENING, WELLNESS, AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB090  
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321

3

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select the following: CB020  
MATH 2413 (a grade of "C" or better required)

4

TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

QUALITATIVE REASONING, LITERACY AND RESEARCH
Select the following: CB010  
ENGL 1302    

3

SELF AND SOCIETY

Select the following: CB080  
ECON 2301

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2305

Select ONE of the following: CB060
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

9

HUMANITY, CREATIVITY AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB050  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

Select ONE of the following: CB040  
ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321

6

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select EACH of the following: CB030  
PHYS 2425
PHYS 2426

8

TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

3

CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AS DEGREE
42
 
PRE-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING REQUIRED COURSES (PMENG)
 

Select EACH of the following:

ENGR 1172 Introduction to Experimental Techniques or
ENGR 2105 Electrical Circuits I Laboratory or
ENGR 2107 Fundamentals of Circuit Analysis Laboratory
ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics I
ENGR 2301 Engineering Mechanics - Statics
ENGR 2302 Engineering Mechnaics - Dynamics
MATH 2414 Calculus II
MATH 2415 Calculus III

Note: Students must take ONE course from EACH of the following course pairs (but not both) to receive credit: COSC 1415 or 1436; ENGR 1172, 2105 or 2107; ENGR 2305 or 2307. Only one course from the pair will be accepted for transfer credit at the senior-level institution.

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AS DEGREE
60
OTHER COURSES

In order to fulfill the requirements to be accepted into the Pre-Mechanical Engineering (PMENG) program at one of the participating universities, students may complete the following courses:

CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 2305 Electrical Circuits I or
ENGR 2306 Introduction to Digital Systems
ENGR 2307 Fundamentals of Circuit Analysis
MATH 2420 Differential Equations

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM 80

Participating Texas Universities:
Lamar University
Midwestern State University
Prairie View A&M University
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Texas Tech University
The University of Texas at Arlington
the University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at San Antonio
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas-Pan American
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
University of Houston
University of North Texas
West Texas A&M University

 


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