Ever-changing technologies make this an exciting time for a career in engineering. Engineers continue to change the world through groundbreaking research that solves society’s greatest challenges. An engineering degree is a powerful driver of economic impact for North Carolina and the nation. Engineering degrees also create jobs by developing new technologies, launching innovative companies and bringing cutting-edge products to market. Engineering is critical in attracting businesses and industries to North Carolina.
Start your academic journey towards a degree in engineering by completing your Associate in Engineering at Wayne Community College. All classes will transfer to one of North Carolina’s 16 public universities such as North Carolina State or East Carolina University.
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Demand for engineering and computer science degrees has never been higher. The high tech economy of North Carolina and the nation demands a steady flow of engineering graduates to maintain the nation’s leadership in a global economy.
To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AE to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Employment: Opportunities are vast depending the path students choose upon entering a four-year institution, including: architectural and engineering manager, mechanical engineer, fuel cell engineer, mining and geological engineer, nuclear engineer, petroleum engineer, biochemical engineer, validation engineer, energy engineer, manufacturing engineer, mechatronics engineer, microsystems engineer, photonics engineer, robotics engineer and much, much more.
Salary: Normal pay for engineers in a variety of industry settings averages between ~$35 hourly pay to upwards of ~$50 hourly pay, or between $53,000 or $104,000 on an annual basis, depending on level of experience and education.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.