• Students following this degree plan will earn the Associate Degree in Science prior to transfer to SAU.
• The St. Ambrose Mechanical Engineering Program will apply for accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) after its first graduate in May 2014. ABET oversees that the course requirements, quality of instruction and the control of the curriculum meet or exceed nationally established requirements.
• To graduate with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, SAU requires a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all semester credits used to satisfy major requirements. A grade of "C" or better must be received in all MATH courses to be awarded credit.
• Engineering Seminars (ENGR 201, 301 and 401) are required for all engineering majors and should be taken by the time a student has completed approximately 50, 75, and 100 percent, respectively, of the engineering course requirements.
• A maximum of 64 community college credits will be applied toward the semester hours required for SAU graduation; however, some hours beyond the limit accepted may be used to meet degree requirements or course prerequisites. The SAU Registrar has the final authority for accepting credit for transfer.
• Students attending continuously but on a part-time basis are expected to complete the requirements within eight years.
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The following courses should be included within the AA/AS Degree.
First Year - Scott Community College Courses
Second Year - Scott Community College Courses
Third Year - St. Ambrose University Courses
Fourth Year - St. Ambrose University Courses
*Three years of foreign language in high school fulfills Foreign Language requirement.
This guide is not intended to be a contract with SAU. The information on this guide is subject to change; students are advised to contact SAU to keep informed of changes. Final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student.