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2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
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TTP - A.S. Mechanical Engineering

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Walters State students who want to complete a bachelor’s degree have a guarantee that their credits will transfer to a public university in Tennessee if they choose any one of 50 different majors offering transfer pathways. Learn more at Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Mechanical Engineering

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

Students are strongly encouraged to complete a course in Mechanics of Materials, also know as Strength of Materials, before transferring to a university.

Courses in Engineering Technology do not fulfill any of the requirements for the Area of Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering.

Although it is possible to complete the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in four semesters after earning the associates degree, students typically need five or six semesters to complete requirements.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Fall Term (17 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (17 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (18 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - TTP A.S. Mechanical Engineering

Community College Area of Emphasis:

General Education Requirements (42 hours)

Communication (9 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts General Education Elective1  (6 hrs.)

Approved Literature General Education Elective1  (3 hrs.)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

 Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education Electives1

History (6 hours)

Approved History General Education Electives1  

Mathematics (4 hours)

Total Credit Hours 68

Effective Fall 2011

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