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Pre-Engineering Concentration

Associate of Science

Take foundational courses in advanced Mathematics and Science topics and prepare to transfer to a university.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Sciences
Dean: 520.206.2180
Lead Faculty: 520.206.6679
Program Advisor:  520.206.6079
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Program Information

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Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Chemical Engineer $104,910
Civil Engineer $86,640
Electrical Engineer $99,070
Mechanical Engineer $87,370

Academic Options

Transfer to a university and continue your studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. 

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-S)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses .*  A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

AGEC-S Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Social & Behavioral Sciences 6
Special Requirement: Fulfill the I, C, and G requirements by completing appropriate courses in the above categories.
Subtotal 18


Required Core Courses

NOTE: A grade of C or better is required for graduation.


Course# Course Name Credits
CHM 151IN General Chemistry I  [SUN# CHM 1151] 4
ENG 102IN Problem-Solving and Engineering Design [SUN# EGR 1102] 3
MAT 220 Calculus I [SUN# MAT 2220] 5
MAT 231 Calculus II [SUN# MAT 2230] 4
MAT 241 Calculus III [SUN# MAT 2241] 4
PHY 210IN Introductory Mechanics [SUN# PHY 1121] 4
  or PHY 216IN
General Chemistry II  [SUN# CHM 1152]
  Introductory Electricity and Magnetism [SUN# PHY 1131]
Engineering Electives**:  Select transfer courses from university requirements for the specific branch of Engineering that you plan to pursue. Consult with Department faculty or use one of the university web sites*** for assistance in selecting appropriate courses from these subjects: BIO, CHM, CIS, ENG, GLG, MAT, or PHY


Subtotal 39-43

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100
  or STU 107
Student Success and Career Planning
  University Transfer Preparation
  or STU210UT
University of Arizona Transition
  University Transition
Subtotal 3
Total 60-64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Biological and Physical Sciences - The combination of CHM 151IN & 152IN or PHY 210IN & 216IN; Mathematics - MAT 220; Other - MAT 231 & 241

** CHM 151IN and PHY 201IN are required for all Engineering majors at the UA.  Choose the appropriate CHM or PHY course to meet AGEC-S Biological & Physical Science requirements. Some of the UA Engineering degrees require concurrent enrollment in the 3rd and 4th semesters.  See an advisor or major guide to complete the required courses in the appropriate sequence to complete this degree in a timely manner.

*** ASU:; NAU:; UA: or or see the UA’s Degree Search for specific course information:

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOSASI/ASI1/ENGR

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