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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Undergraduate

Preparation for the WSU Mechanical Engineering programs in Everett and Bremerton

You can fulfill the University’s general education and pre-engineering requirements at any college and complete your WSU mechanical engineering program at WSU North Puget Sound, located on the Everett Community College campus, 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.

Pre-engineering Requirements

A minimum cumulative (of all college coursework taken) GPA of 2.5.

A grade of C (2.0 on a 4-point grade system) in each of the following five courses:

WSU CourseWA Community College Transfer Equivalency
Math 171 – Calculus ICalculus I and Calculus II
Math 172 – Calculus IICalculus III
Chem 105 – Principles of Chemistry IPrinciples of Chemistry I and II with labs
Phys 201 – Engineering Physics IEngineering Physics I and II with labs
CE 211 – StaticsStatics

In good standing to complete the equivalent of the following required WSU courses before the fall semester:

WSU CourseWA Community College Transfer Equivalency
Math 171 – Calculus ICalculus I and Calculus II
Math 172 – Calculus IICalculus III
Math 273 – Calculus IIICalculus IV
Math 220 – Linear AlgebraLinear Algebra
Math 315 – Differential EquationsDifferential Equations
Chem 105 – Principles of Chemistry IPrinciples of Chemistry I and II with labs*
Chem 106 – Principles of Chemistry IIPrinciples of Chemistry III with labs*
Phys 201 – Engineering Physics IEngineering Physics I and II with labs*
Phys 202 – Engineering Physics IIEngineering Physics III with labs*
CE 211 – StaticsStatics
CE 215 – Mechanics of MaterialsMechanics of Materials
ME 212 – DynamicsDynamics
ME 116 – CAD/GraphicsCAD/Graphics
Computer Programming (preferably using MatLab as the computer language)Programming in C/C, Java, Matlab, or Applied Numerical Methods
Engl 101English Composition

*For Chem 105, Chem 106, Phys 201, and Phys 202 a minimum of 6 semester credits of Chem 105 with at least 8 semester credits of Phys 201 and 202. All the chemistry and physics courses must have labs and the combined credits must equal a minimum of 16 semester credits.

More Information

Learn more about WSU Mechanical Engineering at:

WSU Everett

Olympic College, Bremerton