UDM-OCC agreement will help Engineering students

October 27, 2023
At left, two people sitting at a table shake hands and smile for a photo indoors. At right, six people sit at a table and sign papers, with four more standing behind them indoors. Banners in front of them read University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science and Oakland Community College, Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies.

University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland Community College (OCC) have announced an articulation agreement making it easier for OCC pre-engineering graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree in various engineering disciplines at UDM.  

The agreement enables students who have earned an associate in Applied Science in Pre-Engineering from OCC and have achieved the minimum requirements specified by Detroit Mercy to transfer all OCC credits as specified in the Articulation Agreement Program Guide to UDM.   

“This articulation agreement with Oakland Community College reflects a shared commitment to make educational opportunities available to all people,” said UDM President Donald B. Taylor. “This partnership represents a great opportunity for students in metro Detroit to fill the many high-paying engineering positions that are available now and will be in the future.”

The OCC credits can be used toward a UDM bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering. Normally, OCC students could transfer up to 63 credits towards an engineering degree at UDM. However, the articulation agreement enables students to transfer between 72 to 86 credits, depending on which engineering bachelor’s degree they are pursuing.

“The ability to seamlessly transfer credits earned in our pre-engineering associate degree program to such an outstanding institution like UDM to complete a bachelor’s degree gives our students a cost-effective way to reach their academic and career goals,” said Peter Provenzano, OCC Chancellor. “The agreement also helps minimize the loss of credit and the duplication of coursework when transferring, which helps our students save tuition costs and the added time it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree.”