Course Sequence

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Each program has a course sequence or a proper order in which to take classes. It is important that students take their classes following the course sequences provided by the department because foundational or prerequisite classes contain information that utilized in the upper level courses.

Since our students are coming from many different community colleges and technical backgrounds they transfer with a different amount of credits. It is difficult to prescribe a semester-by-semester plan that would fit each individual student's situation, so instead priority lists are used.

Each list contains a group of classes that are required to be completed before registering for classes in the subsequent lists. This helps students progress through the program, while building on their foundational skills.  

 Mechanical Engineering Technology- Energy course sequence:

Priority level 1: Priority level 2: Priority level 3: Terminal courses:
MAT 1800 MAT 3430* MAT 3450* ET 5870 (Available after level 2)
CSC 1050 OR ET 2160 PHY 2140+1 ET 3050 MCT 4180(Available after level 3)
PHY 2130+1 ET3030 MCT 4210 MCT 5210(Available after level 3)
CHM 1020 ET 3850 MCT 4150 ELECTIVES (Availability varies)
ET 2140 ET 3870   ET 4999 (Available last semester)
ET 2200 MIT 3500    
EET 2000 MCT 3010    
All Lower Division Tech (=21)      



  • Students who are found to be "out of order" can be administratively withdrawn from their classes. Students need a C- or better in a class that is listed as a prerequisite to another class.
  • Maximum 64 semester credits can be transferred from Community Colleges.
  • Transfer credits are subject to WSU Transfer Student Statute and may be revised.
  • Minimum 30 credits must be earned from WSU including 24 credits from Div. of Engineering Technology
  • WSU General Education Requirement includes: (a) Foundational Competencies for BC, IC, OC. and  (b) Inquiries in QR, CI, CIV, SI, NSI, DEI, GL
  • Web Sites for Course Equivalency:

All courses required are not on these priority lists. General education and communication courses are left off these lists. Students can use the general education and communication classes to help balance their schedules, but these are outside of the technical/program of study area. A student should first try to schedule classes at the priority level they are at, and then opt to take general education classes.