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Mechanical/Civil/Aeronautical/Industrial/Materials Science Engineering, AS-T/MRP Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this pre-major; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Click on “print degree planner” for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your pre-major. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

What is an AS-T MRP?

The AS-T degree requires a minimum of 90 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or above and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Each individual course must have a minimum grade of 1.0. Students granted the degree are normally awarded junior status. The AS-T Major Related Program (MRP) prepares students for entrance into certain majors at those schools. The MRP requires specific courses, and will be shown on your transcript as a different type of degree than the general AS-T.

What do I need to take?

Below are the requirements for the AS-T Track 2 and the Major Related Program (MRP) in Aeronautical, Civil, Industrial, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics and Composites.

General Education - 18-20 Credits

Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.

Communication (8-10 Credits)

Take ENGL& 101  and either ENGL& 102 , ENGL& 230 , or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Distribution Requirements - 10 Credits

See Courses That Meet Transfer Degree Requirements .

Humanities (5 Credits)

Choose one course from the Humanities  course list.

Social Sciences (5 Credits)

Select one course from the Social Sciences  course list. Recommended: ECON& 201 .

Pre-Major Program - 79-84.5 Credits

What does your chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

Seattle Pacific University

Degree: B.S. in Engineering with Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Requirement: http://www.spu.edu/depts/ee/

Seattle University

Degrees: B.S. in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering with Environmental Specialty; B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Requirement: http://tinyurl.com/mswllle

University of Washington - Seattle, Bothell

Degree: B.S. in Aeronautical, Civil, Industrial, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Requirement: http://tinyurl.com/mltbehd

Washington State University

Degrees: Pullman Campus - B.S. in Civil, Materials Science and Mechanical Eng.; Tri-Cities Campus - B.S.in CE and ME; Vancouver Campus - B.S. in ME; Olympic College and Everett Community College Campuses - B.S. in ME

Requirement: http://tinyurl.com/n3etplc

Western Washington University

Degree: B.S. in Electrical Engineering (EE), Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Plastics and Composites Engineering (PCE).

Requirement: https://cse.wwu.edu/engineering-design/majors

Where can I go for help?

For course information and entry codes, contact:

engineeringadvising@shoreline.edu; chemistryadvising@shoreline.edu; mathadvising@shoreline.edu

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Instructional Faculty Advisors

Alison Armstrong 206-546-4698 aarmstrong3@shoreline.edu Rm 2810
Eric Basham 206-546-4625 ebasham@shoreline.edu Rm 2809
Lauren Sandven 206-546-6795 lsandven@shoreline.edu Rm 2811
Nirmala Savage 206-533-6610 nsavage@shoreline.edu Rm 2819
Rosalie Tepper 206-533-6627 rtepper@shoreline.edu Rm 2204
Tiffany Meier 206-546-6953 tmeier@shoreline.edu Rm 5233

Where can I transfer?

The AS-T Track 2 MRP Aeronautical, Civil, Industrial, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics and Composites makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities with junior standing. Below are Washington state institutions that recognize this MRP.

Public Institutions

Central Washington University - Ellensburg (MET)
Eastern Washington University - Cheney (ME, MET)
University of Washington - Seattle (AE, CE, IE, MSE, ME )
University of Washington - Bothell (ME)
Washington State University - Pullman (CE, ME, MSE)
Washington State University -Vancouver (ME)
Washington State University - Tri-Cities (CE, ME)
Washington State University - Everett (ME)
Washington State University - Olympic College (ME)
Western Washington University - Bellingham (ManE, IT, PCE)

Private Institutions

Gonzaga University (CE, ME)
Saint Martin’s University (CE, ME)
Seattle Pacific University (ME)
Seattle University (CE, ME)
Walla Walla University (CE, ME)

* Note: Engineering majors offered at Washington state universities are designated as follows: Aeronautical (AE), Civil (CE), Industrial (IE), Manufacturing (ManE), Industrial Technology (IT), Materials Science (MSE), Mechanical (ME), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), Plastics and Composites (PCE)

Aeronautical, Civil, Industrial, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics, and Composites-What is it?

Engineers design, test, analyze and inspect new products and systems. The types of products vary by industry and engineering specialty. For example, Aeronautical Engineers design aircraft, satellites, and spacecraft, while Civil Engineers design roads, bridges, and tunnels; Mechanical Engineers design mechanical parts and systems; Industrial Engineers oversee production to effectively manage people and equipment; and Materials Science Engineers work with metals, ceramics, plastics and semi-conductors to develop new materials.

Areas of Study in Engineering: Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Statics, Dynamics, Project Design, Computer Aided Design, Electronic Circuits, Manufacturing Processes, Project Management, Product Safety, Quality Control and Professional Ethics.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering?

In addition to technical, scientific and problem solving skills, engineers rely heavily on teamwork and strong communication skills to manage projects effectively. These skills apply to a wide range of careers in areas such as research and development, project design, project management, teaching, sales and consulting.

Potential employers include: Engineering firms, aerospace and manufacturing firms, navigation firms, government agencies, colleges and universities and consulting firms. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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