School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science WSUEE-Bremerton Preparation and requirements


  • You can fulfill the majority of WSU’s general education (UCORE) and the pre-engineering acceptance requirements at any college (2 year or 4 year) and complete your Electrical Engineering degree at WSU, in our new state-of-the-art EE building, on the Olympic College campus in Bremerton.
  • While not required for acceptance to our program, we recommend pursuing a community college transfer degree if possible.
  • The associate of science track (AST-2) degree is well suited for pre-engineering study, as it includes the majority of WSU general education (UCORE) requirements and allows room for the pre-engineering admission requirements.
  • If you have any questions about equivalent courses at your current college, or about how long it might take you to finish your degree at WSU in Bremerton, contact one of our academic coordinators – we can help you work out a personalized transfer plan. We can also advise you on other courses (required later) that can be taken in advance.

Pre-Engineering Program Acceptance Requirements

  • To qualify for acceptance to the electrical engineering degree program at WSU in Bremerton, you must complete the prerequisites in the table below prior to the start of the program in the fall. (Some accommodation might be made in certain circumstances. Check with one of our WSU academic coordinators.)
  • A grade of C (2.0 on a 4 point grade system), or better, is required for all courses in the table below.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (for all college coursework taken)
WSU Course Requirement  WA Community College Transfer Equivalency 
Math 171 Calculus I Calculus I and Calculus II
Math 172 Calculus II Calculus III
Math 273 Calculus III Calculus IV
Math 220 Linear Algebra Linear Algebra
Math 315 Differential Equations Differential Equations
Chem 105  with lab  Principles of Chemistry * Chemistry with lab Principles of Chemistry*
Physics 201 Engineering Physics with lab Engineering Physics I and II with labs
Physics 202 Engineering Physics with lab Engineering Physics III with lab
EE 261  Electric Circuits I** WSU equivalent course EE261**
EE 262  Electric Circuits (Lab)** WSU equivalent lab EE262**
CPTS 121 & 122 (C/C++) OR CPTS 131 & 132 (Java)*** Equivalent Courses to WSU
(programming course and data structures course)
English 101 English Composition

Check courses for transfer equivalency here:

*Chem& 141 or Chem& 161 will satisfy the chemistry requirement.
**Olympic College often offers electric circuits and lab in summer session.  If taking circuits elsewhere, be sure to consult with us prior to enrolling.
***Computer Programming courses vary between Community Colleges. Consult with one of our academic coordinators about your specific coursework.