Pre-Engineering: Mechanical/Industrial - Associate in Applied Science

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122 and J-115
Faculty Contact
Hassan Mohseni Nameghi: 313-317-1746,, Science Bldg, Room: J-106B

Program Description


The Pre-Engineering: Mechanical/Industrial program enables students to complete the courses in the first two and half years of the Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering. The program is a pathway to the University of Michigan - Dearborn, Wayne State University, and Eastern Michigan University. Students take physics, math, chemistry, general education, and program-specific courses required by the mechanical engineering programs at these 4-year schools. Upon successful completion of the program, students can transfer to complete their final years of mechanical engineering. The HFC articulation agreements with the University of Michigan - Dearborn, Wayne State University, and Eastern Michigan University make the transfer process easier.

NOTE: We recommend students meet with the Engineering Faculty Advisor or Student Success Navigators for assistance with registering for the correct series of courses. We recommend students apply to graduate from the Pre-Engineering: General program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the introductory concepts of physical sciences (chemistry and physics).
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work in teams to solve engineering and math problems.
  3. Define the roles of mechanical /industrial engineers and decide his/her pathway.

General Education

Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list, from a different discipline other than BEC.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list, from two different disciplines.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Course Name Credit Hours
ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing 3.00
ENG-135: Business and Technical Writing and Research 3.00

Complete the required courses within one of the following three pathways. Consultation with an academic advisor/navigator, counselor, or faculty chair recommended to determine the correct pathway.

Credit Hours: 15
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2022 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.