Civil Engineering Technology 2+2 Program

Transfer Admission

Two Ways to Transfer into the Engineering Technology and Construction Management Program:

  1. Transfer applicants who do not have an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or its equivalent must meet general University admission requirements.
  2. Transfer applicants with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree must:
  • Hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a field appropriate to the option they plan to enter. Acceptable AAS degrees may include Architectural, Automation, Building Construction, Civil, Construction, Computer, Controls, Design and Drafting, Electrical, Electronics, Environmental, Fire Protection, Fire Science, Industrial, Instrumentation, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optics, Robotics, Surveying or similar title with curriculum acceptable to the department. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0) in the AAS degree is required.
  • Have completed satisfactorily the prerequisite background courses for the option they plan to enter (missing background courses may be taken at UNC Charlotte).

Acceptance of a completed AAS degree indicates the acceptance of up to 64 university credit hours.

There is considerable variance in the contents of technical programs throughout the United States. Should this result in entrance deficiencies, the student can usually remove these deficiencies at a community or technical college prior to admission to UNC Charlotte, or during the first year at UNC Charlotte.

Course Requirements

Students transferring with an AAS degree must have satisfactorily completed the following subjects in their two-year program:

  • English Composition, Technical Writing and/or Public Speaking (6 semester hours)
  • Algebra and Trigonometry (3-6)
  • Differential and Integral Calculus (6)
  • General Physics (with lab) (4)
  • Additional Physics or Chemistry (with lab) or Geology (for CIET) (4)
  • Humanities or Social Sciences (3)
  • Technical Courses in Major Area as listed under Discipline Specific Prerequisites below (up to 38 hours)

Total maximum transfer credit from two-year colleges is 64 semester hours.

Discipline-Specific Prerequisites


  • ET Computer Applications
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Construction Surveying
  • Statics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Methods
  • Hydraulics or fluid mechanics or environmental technology

Remediation of Academic Entrance Requirements for AAS Transfer Students

In addition to University and William States Lee College of Engineering requirements, an AAS transfer student who is admitted to any BSET program without meeting ALL published admission requirements is expected to remove all admission deficiencies within one year. Violators are subject to discontinuance and enrollment in senior-level coursework is prohibited until all deficiencies are removed.