You can fulfill the University’s general education and pre-engineering requirements at any college and complete your WSU mechanical engineering program at WSU Everett, or on the Olympic College campus in Bremerton.
While it isn’t required for admission, we recommend pursuing a transfer degree if possible.
The associate of science track 2 (AST-2) degree is well suited for pre-engineering study, as it includes the majority of WSU general education (UCORE) requirements and allows room for the engineering prerequisites.
Program Acceptance Requirements
- A 2.6 average GPA is required for the courses in the chart below, each completed with a grade C (2.0) or better.
- Once accepted, to remain in the program students must maintain a 2.6 average GPA in major courses required for the degree, each completed with a grade C (2.0) or better.
- No more than one repeat per course is allowed in all ME courses required for the ME degree, including the prerequisites in the chart below.
|WSU Course||WA Community College Transfer Equivalency|
|Engl 101||English Composition|
|Math 171 – Calculus I||Calculus I and Calculus II|
|Math 172 – Calculus II||Calculus III|
|Math 273 – Calculus III||Calculus IV|
|Math 220 – Linear Algebra||Linear Algebra|
|Math 315 – Differential Equations||Differential Equations|
|Chem 105 – Principles of Chemistry I||Principles of Chemistry I and II with labs|
|Phys 201 and 211||Engineering Physics I and II with labs|
|Phys 202 and 212||Engineering Physics III with labs|
|CE 211 – Statics||Statics|
|CE 215 – Mechanics of Materials||Mechanics of Materials|
|ME 212 – Dynamics||Dynamics|
|ME 116 – CAD/Graphics||CAD/Graphics*|
|Computer Programming – choose one (1) of the following:||Check WSU transfer table;
course must be transferrable
as one of the listed WSU courses.
Engr 240 Applied Numerical Methods
may be accepted; check with the WSU Academic Coordinator in advance
|EE 221 – Numerical Computing for Engineers|
|Cpt_S 121 Program Design and Development C/C++ or higher|
|Cpt_S 131 Program Design and Development Java or higher|
Check your courses for transfer equivalency here: transfercredit.wsu.edu
*Not all CAD/Graphics courses transfer as equivalent to WSU ME 116. Check transfer equivalency.