Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 72 college-level hours, of which 61 will transfer and apply as EDUC 1300, MATH 1314/MATH 1414 and MATH 2412 will transfer, but will NOT be applicable towards the UTSA baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Note: UTSA accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree, however per department approval, 70 college-level hours will apply for this specific TAG. Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.
NOTE: UTSA requires students to take both MATH 2318 Linear Algebra AND MATH 2320 Differential Equations prior to transferring, in order to receive credit for EGR 2323 at UTSA.
Note: ACD Math Faculty Highly Recommend MATH 1414 for all Pre-Calculus (STEM) Track Programs.
Students may still take the following UTSA degree required courses:
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is degree complete but NOT core complete and NOT field of study complete.
UTSA Distinguished Transfer Scholarship
Fall and spring transfer applicants who are transferring 24-66 credit hours and get admitted to UTSA by the Distinguished Transfer Scholarship priority deadline will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship valued up to $6,000* for up to two years or four semesters if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.
This scholarship is competitive so out-of-state and international students can receive a Competitive Scholarship Waiver and pay in-state tuition for every year they hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000.
*while funding is available
*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
AS Approved Course Requirements
º denotes an Alamo Colleges District AS Approved Course Requirement
The Associate of Science (AS) is designed to align closely with the first half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Students should follow the pre-major AS to BS Transfer Advising Guide for the major and university selected. The Transfer Advising Guides are developed in conjunction with the senior institution to which the student plans to transfer.
To be awarded the AS degree at one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, students must have 9 hours of AS Approved Course Requirements not included in the 42 hours of Core Curriculum. Please check with your advisor for assistance.
### denotes Gateway Course(s)
Students pursuing this degree at UTSA must successfully complete each of the Gateway Courses with a grade of “C” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution (including any colleges of the Alamo Colleges District), will not be allowed to select this major at UTSA.
Field of Study Curriculum for Mechanical Engineering
§ denotes THECB Field of Study Curriculum Course
The Field of Study (FOS) curriculum for Mechanical Engineering is for students who are seeking a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering. The field of study curriculum has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
Additional information can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/9825.PDF?CFID=98730995&CFTOKEN=10152566
Special Admission Requirements for UTSA College of Engineering
Admission to the College of Engineering
Transfer requirements for direct admission to the College of Engineering for students who have earned 12 or more transferable semester credit hours:
- meet all UTSA undergraduate transfer admission requirements, and
- have completed MAT 1214 Calculus I and WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I, or the equivalents, with grades of “C-” or better, and
- meet grade point average requirements:
- applicants with a transfer grade point average of 3.00 or higher may be granted direct admission to the College, or
- applicants with a transfer grade point average below 3.00 may be granted admission to the College by committee review.
Applicants who do not meet College of Engineering admission requirements will be admitted to the Engineering, Math, and Sciences Studies in the University College. Students have three semesters to complete Calculus I with a grade of “C-” or better and meet the COE Transfer Requirements.
Additional UTSA Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTSA:
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to UTSA, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at www.utsa.edu/advise/advisors.html.
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the UTSA requirements for this degree plan from the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at www.utsa.edu.
- Information on Gateway Courses can be found at http://www.utsa.edu/registrar/students/gateway.html.
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at UTSA as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with UTSA
This Transfer Advising Guide represents UTSA’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to UTSA. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review UTSA’s requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are UTSA’s course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon The University of Texas at San Antonio’s 2020-2022 catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Released on August 9, 2021
Revised on December 3, 2021