Students may transfer into the Engineering Technology and Construction Management programs at UNC Charlotte in one of two ways:
Matriculate as Transfer without AAS degree from Community or Technical College
Students may transfer to the B.S.E.T. or B.S.C.M. program after achieving the minimum university transfer requirements. All requirements for the B.S.E.T. or B.S.C.M. are met at UNC Charlotte as defined by the respective program curriculum.
Transfer Student Program Evaluation and Advisement
Each transfer student who enters the program comes in with a unique set of completed coursework. Consequently, each student who enters the program is beset by a different set of constraints. Starting with the 1995-1996 academic year, a new program of transfer advising has been implemented by the Engineering Technology and Construction Management faculty. This new method is designed to specifically address the uniqueness of each student and the different constraints presented by that uniqueness.
In order to provide transfer students with a smooth transfer and matriculation experience, a personal and unique program of study is prepared for each entering student. A comparison between the student's completed coursework and the anticipated Baccalaureate program is made, and a list of courses required for degree completion is generated. As each program of study is prepared, the following list of constraints must be addressed:
- The transfer requirements
- The upper-division program requirements presented in the college catalog, or the latest departmental revision of that catalog copy.
- Departmental General Education requirements in effect at time of enrollment.
- Program requirements necessary to maintain accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- The 128 semester hour limitation stipulated by the UNC system administration.
Matriculate as Transfer Student with AAS degree from Community or Technical College
Each of the programs offered by the Department of Engineering Technology can be accessed as the second half of a "2+2" arrangement. That is, students may complete the first two years of the program by completing an approved A.A.S. degree in a related field at a community or technical college. Upon completion of the AAS, a student then matriculates to UNC Charlotte to complete their Junior and Senior years of study. See detailed description below.
AAS Transfer Program Structure
All transfer students with an approved AAS degree are given a maximum of 64 semester hours of transfer credit when proof of the A.A.S. degree is presented. Transfer deficiencies, if applicable, are identified courses which are required for entrance into the program. Common deficiencies are in the areas of math, physics and computer programming. Students are allowed to enter the program with as many as three course deficiencies. However, the student is responsible for correcting these deficiencies by taking the appropriate coursework at either UNC Charlotte or at a community or technical college. Courses taken at UNC Charlotte to remediate deficiencies cannot be used towards the upper-division credit requirements of the program.