Engineering Transfer

An engineering education offers numerous opportunities and opens doors to exciting and innovative careers. Learn more about the Engineering Transfer program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) and how we can support your educational pathway to becoming an engineer; start your journey today!

Engineering Transfer Pathways

There are three Engineering Transfer degrees offered at LWTech with a focus on specific engineering fields:

These pathways follow the statewide transfer agreements for Engineering Transfer associate degree programs. Students who earn their Engineering AS-T degree, complete their lower division engineering credits and general education requirements at LWTech. When students are accepted at a Washington college or university offering bachelor’s degrees in Engineering, the AS-T degree will grant the student junior standing and best prepare them to continue in their Engineering baccalaureate program.

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Meet with Tina Akinyi, your Engineering Recruiter and Student Success Navigator, to learn more about the Engineering opportunities at LWTech.

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Flexible Scheduling

LWTech is committed to meeting our student’s needs. We offer many options for courses to accommodate our student’s busy schedules. There are day, night, hybrid, and online options for math, science, and other general education courses. Students should meet with an advisor to get guidance in registering for courses that fit their schedule.

Evening Cohort

LWTech Engineering is the only engineering transfer program in the state of Washington to offer evening/hybrid format engineering classes. Students enrolled in the evening program, taking a part-time course load can earn their AS-T in three years. Courses in the evening program are offered as hybrid classes meaning students meet for lecture on campus 1-2 times per week with additional instruction online. The evening engineering cohort has a fall quarter start.

Daytime Cohort

Students enrolled in the daytime program, taking a full-time course load can earn their AS-T degree in two years. The daytime student cohorts start in both fall and spring quarters.

Hands-On Learning

Our Engineering Transfer degrees are built on LWTech’s signature coursework style of instructor-led, hands-on learning. LWTech's Engineering faculty have extensive teaching and industry experience. Students will learn using new materials testing equipment, advanced prototyping systems, CNC routers, laser cutters, electronic test equipment and more. Additionally, students have access to the LWTech Innovation Lab—our ‘Maker Space’ on campus where you can work on course assignments, develop prototypes, or work on your own technical projects. Equipment throughout the college is incorporated into the program, putting LWTech’s degree a cut above other two-year colleges.

Class Schedule

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student might be required to complete may increase the program length.

2021 Fall classes have been posted!

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Admission Requirements

Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

At LWTech, we welcome all students as an open enrollment college and we are committed to your inclusion at the college. The Engineering program of study leads to an industry or specific employers that may require a full or partial background check as well as a drug test before you start the job. 

Transferring: Washington State Bachelor Engineering Programs

In Washington state, there are numerous universities that offer engineering bachelor’s degree. LWTech Engineering Transfer students are encouraged to determine what their target bachelor’s degree program is to help plan their schedules accordingly with an LWTech advisor.

Students should contact their potential transfer institutions early in their program regarding:

  • The specific course choices in each area of the statewide agreement where options are listed (humanities, social sciences, electives)
  • Requirements for overall minimum college-level GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English
  • Engineering major admission prerequisites

Where are LWTech Engineering Students Transferring?

At LWTech the Engineering Transfer program started in 2016. Engineering students have transferred to institutions within the statewide transfer agreement. They also transferred to institutions outside of the agreement. LWTech Engineering Students worked with their transfer institutions/programs and their LWTech transfer advisor to determine the LWTech coursework required for admission into their transfer institutions and major programs. This includes an understanding of GPA requirements for admission. Below is a list of programs and institutions that LWTech Engineering graduates transferred into:

  • Montana State University - Electrical Engineering
  • Eastern Washington University - Mechanical Engineering
  • Seattle Pacific University - Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Washington (Bothell) - Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Washington (Seattle) - Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • Washington State University (Everett) - Mechanical Engineering

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