Engineering

Program Description:

Generally Prepares Individuals for: Aeronautical Engineering; Aerospace Engineering; Agricultural Engineering; Architectural Engineering; Bioengineering; Ceramics Engineering; Computer Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Ergonomics; Human Factors; Industrial Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Metallurgical Engineering; Mining Engineering; Nanotechnology; Nuclear Engineering; Petroleum Engineering; Pre-Engineering; Structural Engineering

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Engineering programs are designed to train people to design and analyze products and processes using principles of mathematics and natural sciences. Schools may offer programs in general engineering or in specialized engineering fields. Major specialties include Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering. Other specialties may include Aeronautical, Agricultural, Architectural, Biomedical, Ceramic, Chemical, Computer, Electronic, Environmental, Metallurgical, Nuclear, Petroleum, Industrial, and Mining Engineering. Bachelor’s degree programs usually take four years to complete, master’s one additional year and doctoral two years beyond the master’s. Some schools participate in cooperative transfer programs: Students take the first two to three years of course work at one school and then transfer to a specific engineering school for two to three years of technical training leading to a degree in Engineering. At some schools, specialization may be limited to graduate programs. See school catalogs for details about specialty options within Engineering programs.

Graduates of Engineering programs are qualified to take the engineer-in-training examination. A professional engineering examination may be taken after four years of work experience. All states require both tests for a professional engineering license.

Ergonomics ( also called Human Factors ) is an interdisciplinary field which bridges the fields of industrial engineering, industrial design, bioengineering, occupational health and safety, industrial psychology, and cognitive psychology. Ergonomics deals with the study of human and machine interaction that affects the health and effectiveness of humans. It includes workplace evaluation, machine design and use (including computers), workplace safety, and prevention of work injuries. Physical ergonomics deals with the human body’s response to physical and psychological stress. Cognitive ergonomics, also known as engineering psychology, concerns mental processes such as perception, attention, cognition, motor control, and memory as they affect interactions among humans and other elements of a system. Organizational ergonomics includes topics such as shift work, scheduling, job satisfaction, motivation, safety, teamwork, and ethics. Ergonomics is also related to mechanical engineering, kinesiology, and physiology.

Nanotechnology is the practical application of ultra-small materials (one nanometer is one millionth of a meter). Working with nano-scale materials usually involves a multidisciplinary approach, and may include various sciences, medicine, engineering, and manufacturing technology.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to an Engineering program requires a strong background in mathematics and physical science. High school courses in mathematics should include geometry, advanced algebra, and trigonometry. Courses in chemistry, physics, communications, and English are also required. Some engineering schools accept only those students who have completed two years of pre-engineering course work with a high grade point average at the college level. Admission to Engineering programs is becoming increasingly competitive. Most schools are accepting students with above average standardized test scores: at least 1000 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a higher math score than verbal score.

TYPICAL COURSE WORK

Although the courses included are typical for this program, the curriculum offered can vary greatly from school to school. We recommend that you visit school web sites for specific course descriptions or check the school catalogs.

Engineering programs typically include formal classroom lectures and many hours of experience in specialized laboratory settings. Course work varies extensively depending on the specialty; however, the first two years of study in most bachelor’s degree programs include:

  • Analytical Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Circuit Theory
  • Electromechanical Devices
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Linear Algebra
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences

Basic Engineering courses include thermodynamics, applied mechanics, fluid mechanics, and strength of materials. Courses in the last two to three years may include a concentration in a specialized area of Engineering.

Four-year school and graduate level coursework for mining engineers covers some of the following:

  • Environmental Planning
  • Geostatistics
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Mine Administration
  • Mine Design
  • Mine Valuation
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mineral Economics
  • Mineral Law
  • Mining Laws and Contracts
  • Mining Methods
  • Open Pit Slope Design
  • Rock Fragmentation
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Tunneling
  • Uranium Mining/Radiation

There are many areas of emphasis in engineering in which degrees are offered. An area of specialization will usually be chosen in the second year. After that, classes taken will depend upon the chosen area of specialty. Areas offered throughout the state include the following:

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Medical
  • Mining
  • Physical

Within these areas there are also narrower areas of specialization, such as computer applications or bioengineering. These specialty areas vary between schools. Generally, the more a student specializes, the more time he/she will need to spend pursuing advanced degrees. For further information about specific coursework, consult individual catalogs or call the appropriate department within the school of interest.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Requirements vary with school and specialty. In some cases Engineering bachelor’s degree programs require more credit hours than non-engineering programs. See school catalogs for more details.

THINGS TO KNOW

When applying to an Engineering school or program, verify that the Engineering school or program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Graduating from an accredited Engineering school or program may increase one’s employment opportunities. Interested applicants can ask the schools they plan to attend about the accreditation status of their Engineering school or programs.

Students interested in Engineering may take the National Engineering Aptitude Search Test in grades 9-12. This test may help in determining technical aptitude for Engineering. Due to the number of math and science courses required and the sequential nature of Engineering courses, it is preferable to enroll in the Engineering program as a beginning freshman and take the recommended schedule from the beginning. Many schools offer five- to six-year cooperative education programs or internships which allow the student to gain practical work experience in related industries. In many cases students receive a salary which can help pay for education costs. In addition, several government and industrial fellowships and teaching or research assistantships are available for graduate engineering students.

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  • Biology and Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Drafting
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Electricity Technologies
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Science Technologies

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  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Agricultural Engineers
  • Architects
  • Automotive Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Blasters
  • Building Contractors
  • Ceramic Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Computer Engineers
  • Computer Maintenance Technicians
  • Consultants
  • Corrosion Engineers
  • Cryptanalysts
  • Design Engineers
  • Drilling Representatives
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronics Technicians
  • Electro-Optical Engineers
  • Emergency Managers
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Engineering and Science Managers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Estimators
  • Fiber-Optic Engineers and Technicians
  • Free Agents
  • Health and Safety Inspectors
  • Human Factors Engineers
  • Hydrologists
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Inventors
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Metallographic Technicians
  • Metallurgical Engineers
  • Mining Engineers
  • Naval Architects
  • Network Managers and Administrators
  • Nondestructive Testing Engineers
  • Nuclear Engineers
  • Nuclear Technicians
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Personal Consultants
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Production Planners
  • Production Superintendents
  • Quality Control Inspectors
  • Quality Engineers
  • Rehabilitative Engineers
  • Risk Resolvers
  • Robotics Technicians
  • Safety Engineers
  • Sales Engineers
  • Sanitary Engineers
  • Scientific Programmers
  • Soil Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Systems Programmers
  • Technical Writers and Editors
  • Telecommunications Engineers
  • Time-Study Analysts
  • Transportation Engineers
  • Urban and Regional Planners

GENERAL INFORMATION & STRATEGIES

General Information and Strategies

  • Bachelor’s degree provides wide range of career opportunities in industry, business, and government.
  • Graduate degrees offer more opportunities for career advancement.
  • Bachelor’s degree is good background for pursuing technical graduate degrees as well as professional degrees in Business Administration, Medicine or Law.
  • Related work experience obtained through co-op, internships, part-time or summer jobs, or regular employment is extremely beneficial.
  • Develop computer expertise within field.
  • Engineers need to think in scientific and mathematical terms, have ability to study data, sort out important facts, solve problems, and be logical thinkers. Creativity is useful.
  • Other helpful traits include intellectual curiosity, technical aptitude, perseverance, ability to communicate and work well with others, a commitment to teamwork, and a basic understanding of the economic and environmental context in which engineering is practiced.
  • Develop excellent verbal and written communications skills including presentation and technical report writing.
  • All states and the District of Columbia require registration of engineers whose work may affect the life, health, or safety of the public.
  • Professional or technical societies confer certification in some areas.
  • Join related professional organizations.
  • Most fields offer overseas opportunities with businesses or government agencies.
  • Because of rapid changes in most engineering fields, both continued education and keeping abreast of new developments are very important.
  • Most states require an EIT (Engineer-In-Training) test before taking a state examination to become a Professional Engineer (PE).
  • Search the Internet for additional information about individual disciplines.

Schools Offering This Major/Training Program:

California State University:

CPSU San Luis Obispo

  • Aerospace Engineering BS/MS
  • Architectural Engineering BS/Minor
  • Biomedical Engineering MS
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering MS
  • Civil Engineering BS
  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS/MS
  • Engineering MS (Specializations: Biochemical Engineering; Bioengineering; Integrated Technology Management; Materials Engineering; Water Engineering)
  • Environmental Engineering BS
  • General Engineering BS
  • Industrial Engineering BS/MS
  • Joint MCRP/MS Engineering with Specialization in Transportation Planning
  • Manufacturing Engineering BS
  • Materials Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS
  • Multidisciplinary Design (Engineering) Minor
  • Software Engineering BS

CSU Pomona

  • Aerospace Engineering BS
  • Biomedical Engineering BS/MS
  • Chemical Engineering BS
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering MS
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering MS
  • Civil Engineering BS (Options: Environmental Engineering; General Civil Engineering; Geospatial Engineering)
  • Civil Engineering MS
  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS/MS
  • Engineering Management MS
  • Engineering MS (Specializations: Biochemistry Engineering; Bioengineering; Biomedical Engineering; Integrated Technology Management; Materials Engineering; Water Engineering)
  • Environmental Engineering BS
  • General Engineering BS
  • Industrial Engineering BS/MS
  • Manufacturing Engineering BS
  • Materials Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS

CSU California Maritime Academy

  • Mechanical Engineering BS

CSU Chico

  • Civil Engineering BS
  • Computer Engineering BS/Minor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (Computer Engineering) MS
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (Electronic Engineering) MS
  • Electrical Engineering MS
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering BS
  • Manufacturing Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS
  • Mechatronic Engineering BS

CSU East Bay

  • Computer Engineering (Computer Science) BS
  • Engineering BS (Options: Computer Engineering; Industrial Engineering)
  • Engineering Management MS/Certificate (Graduate)
  • Quality Management (Engineering) Certificate (Graduate)

CSU Fresno

  • Civil Engineering BS/MS
  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS/MS
  • Engineering MS
  • Geomatics Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS

CSU Fullerton

  • Civil Engineering BS (Emphasis: Architectural Engineering)
  • Civil Engineering MS
  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering MS
  • Engineering Science MS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS (Emphasis: Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering MS
  • Software Engineering MS (Online)

CSU Long Beach

  • Aerospace Engineering BS/MS
  • Chemical Engineering BS
  • Civil Engineering BS/MS
  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Construction Engineering Management BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS/MS
  • Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics Ph.D. (Awarded jointly with Claremont Graduate School)
  • Engineering BS (Options: Audio Engineering; Biomedical and Clinical Engineering; Industrial Management Engineering; Materials Engineering)
  • Engineering BS/MS
  • Engineering Management MS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS
  • Systems Engineering Certificate (Graduate)
  • Waste Engineering and Management (Civil Engineering) Certificate (Graduate)

CSU Los Angeles

  • Civil Engineering BS/MS
  • Electrical Engineering BS/MS
  • Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS

CSU Northridge

  • Civil Engineering BS
  • Computer Engineering BS/MS
  • Electrical Engineering BS/Minor/MS
  • Engineering Management BS
  • Engineering Management MS (pending Chancellor’s office approval)
  • Engineering, Option in Structural Engineering MS
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering BS/Minor/MS
  • Materials Engineering MS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS
  • Software Engineering MS

CSU Sacramento

  • Civil Engineering BS/MS
  • Computer Engineering and Electronic Engineering BS
  • Computer Engineering BS/MS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS

CSU San Bernardino

  • Computer Engineering BS

CSU San Diego State University

  • Aerospace Engineering BS/MS
  • Bioengineering MS
  • Civil Engineering BS/MS
  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS/MS
  • Engineering Minor
  • Engineering Science/Applied Mechanics Ph.D
  • Environmental Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS

CSU San Francisco State University

  • Civil Engineering BS/Minor
  • Computer Engineering BS/Minor
  • Electrical Engineering BS/Minor
  • Engineering MS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/Minor

CSU San Jose State University

  • Aerospace Engineering BS/MS
  • Chemical Engineering BS/MS
  • Civil Engineering BS/MS
  • Computer Engineering BS/MS
  • Electrical Engineering BS/MS
  • Engineering Management Minor
  • Engineering MS
  • General Engineering BS/MS
  • Human Factors/Ergonomics (Engineering) MS (Interdisciplinary)
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering BS/MS
  • Materials Engineering BS/MS
  • Materials Science and Engineering Minor
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS
  • Software Engineering BS/MS
  • Statistical Quality Engineering Minor

CSU Sonoma State University

  • Engineering Science BS (Emphasis: Electrical Engineering)
  • Engineering Science MSCE Hardware and Software Systems)

University of California:

UC Berkeley

  • Applied Science and Technology MS/Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary)
  • Bioengineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer students are screened for completion of prerequisite courses by the end of the preceding spring term. For more information, contact 510-642-7594.
  • Bioengineering MS
  • Bioengineering Ph.D (Joint program with UCSF)
  • Bioengineering/Materials Science and Engineering BS (Double Majors)
  • Chemical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer students are screened for completion of one year of general chemistry, calculus, physics, plus two additional courses toward the major. For more information, contact 510-642-3452.
  • Chemical Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Chemical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering BS (Double Majors)
  • Chemical Engineering/Nuclear Engineering BS (Double Majors)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering MS/Architecture M Arch. (Concurrent degrees)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering MS/City and Regional Planning MCP (Concurrent degrees)
  • Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering MS/Public Policy MPP (Concurrent degrees)
  • Civil Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer students are screened for completion of prerequisite courses by the end of the preceding spring term. For more information, contact 510-642-7594.
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science MS/Public Policy MPP (Concurrent degrees)
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer students are screened for completion of prerequisite courses by the end of the preceding spring term. For more information, contact 510-642-7594.
  • Engineering MS/Public Policy MPP (Concurrent degrees)
  • Environmental Engineering Science BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer students are screened for completion of prerequisite courses by the end of the preceding spring term. For more information, contact 510-642-7594.
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations MS/Public Policy MPP (Concurrent degrees)
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Research BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer students are screened for completion of prerequisite courses by the end of the preceding spring term. For more information, contact 510-642-7594.
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Research MS/Ph.D
  • Manufacturing Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer students are screened for completion of prerequisite courses by the end of the preceding spring term. For more information, contact 510-642-7594.
  • Materials Science and Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants are screened for completion of all prerequisite courses and required units by the end of the preceding Spring term. For more information, call (510) 642-7594.
  • Materials Science and Engineering MS/M Engr./Ph.D.
  • Materials Science and Engineering MS/Public Policy MPP (Concurrent degrees)
  • Materials Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering BS (Double Majors)
  • Materials Science and Engineering/Nuclear Engineering BS (Double Majors)
  • Mechanical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer students are screened for completion of prerequisite courses by the end of the preceding spring term. For more information, contact 510-642-7594.
  • Mechanical Engineering MS/M Engr./D Engr./Ph.D.
  • Mechanical Engineering MS/Public Policy MPP (Concurrent degrees)
  • Nuclear Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer students are screened for completion of prerequisite courses by the end of the preceding spring term. For more information, contact 510-642-7594.
  • Nuclear Engineering MS/M Engr./Ph.D
  • Nuclear Engineering MS/Public Policy MPP (Concurrent degrees)
  • Nuclear Engineering/Electrical Engineering and Computer Science BS (Double Majors)
  • Nuclear Engineering/Mechanical Engineering BS (Double Majors)
  • Operations Research and Management Science (ORMS) BA (Letters and Sciences) Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are screened for completion of major prerequisites, general education requirements and content of personal statement. Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower division general education requirements which must be completed by the end of the preceding spring term for fall. For more information, contact 510-642-3175.
  • Structural Engineering Minor/MS

UC Davis

  • Aeronautical Science and Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Applied Science Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Biochemical Engineering BS
  • Biological Systems Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Biological Systems Engineering MS/M Engr./D Engr./Ph.D
  • Biomedical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Biomedical Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Chemical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Chemical Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Chemical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering BS (Double majors) Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Civil Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Computer Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Computer Science and Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Electrical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Electronic Materials Engineering Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Materials Science and Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer students who have completed all lower-division requirements. For more information, contact 530-752-1979.
  • Materials Science and Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Mechanical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.1 to be competitive, and all lower-division courses for their engineering major as listed on Assist.org. Highest priority is given to California Community College transfer studen

UC Irvine

  • Aerospace Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to take one year of approved calculus-based physics, one year of calculus-based physics with lab, one course in general chemistry with lab and two additional approved courses for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Biomedical Engineering BS/Minor Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one year of general chemistry with lab, and one additional approved course for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Biomedical Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Biomedical Engineering: Premedical BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one year of general chemistry with lab, and one additional approved course for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Chemical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one year of general chemistry with lab, and one additional approved course for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Civil Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one year of general chemistry with lab, and one additional approved course for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Civil Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Computer Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to complete one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one course in computational methods (C, C++), and two additional approved courses for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Computer Science and Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one year of programming with at least one course in object-oriented programing (Java) and one additional approved transferable course for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Electrical Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to complete one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one course in computational methods (C, C++), and two additional approved courses for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Engineering BS (not open to entering students) Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one year of general chemistry with lab and one course in computational methods (C or C++). For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Environmental Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one year of general chemistry with lab and one course in computational methods (C or C++). For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Materials Science and Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Materials Science Engineering BS/Minor Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one year of general chemistry with lab, and one additional approved course for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Mechanical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants are required to complete one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs, one course in general chemistry with lab, and two additional approved courses for the major. For more information, contact 949-824-4334.

UC Los Angeles

  • Aerospace Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer programming, and English. These must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to transfer. For more information, contact 310-825-9442.
  • Aerospace Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Bioengineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer programming, and English. These must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to transfer. For more information, contact 310-825-9442.
  • Biomedical Engineering MS/Ph.D. (Interdepartmental)
  • Chemical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer programming, and English. These must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to transfer. For more information, contact 310-825-9442.
  • Chemical Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Civil Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer programming, and English. These must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to transfer. For more information, contact 310-825-9442.
  • Civil Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Computer Science and Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer programming, and English. These must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to transfer. For more information, contact 310-825-9442.
  • Electrical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer programming, and English. These must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to transfer. For more information, contact 310-825-9442.
  • Electrical Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Engineering MS/M Engr.
  • Environmental Engineering Minor
  • Manufacturing Engineering MS
  • Materials Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer programming, and English. These must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to transfer. For more information, contact 310-825-9442.
  • Materials Science and Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Mechanical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer programming, and English. These must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to transfer. For more information, contact 310-825-9442.
  • Mechanical Engineering MS/Ph.D.

UC Merced

  • Bioengineering BS (Emphases: Nanobioengineering; Tissue Engineering)
  • Biological Engineering and Small Scale Technologies MS/Ph.D
  • Chemical Engineering BS (Planned Engineering majors)
  • Civil Engineering BS (Planned Engineering majors)
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science MS/Ph.D
  • Electrical Engineering BS (Planned Engineering majors)
  • Environmental Engineering BS (Emphases: Air Pollutions and Sustainable Energy; Hydrology; Water Quality) Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Highest priority will be given to junior-level California Community Colleges applicants who have completed at least 60 transferable semester (90 qtr.) in the intended major. For more information, contact 209-228-4682.
  • Materials Science and Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Highest priority will be given to junior-level California Community Colleges applicants who have completed at least 60 transferable semester (90 qtr.) in the intended major. For more information, contact 209-228-4682.
  • Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics MS/Ph.D
  • Mechanical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Highest priority will be given to junior-level California Community Colleges applicants who have completed at least 60 transferable semester (90 qtr.) in the intended major. For more information, contact 209-228-4682.

UC Riverside

  • Bioengineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants are urged to take the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 and specific laboratory science examination closest to the intended major. Students should be prepared to take calculus at enrollment. Applicants to the BS/MS five year program must have a high GPA of 3.6 and meet the SAT and Writing requirement. Transfer students will be selected on the basis of academic preparation as assessed by their GPA in academic coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all transferable coursework. For more information, contact 951-827-3647.
  • Bioengineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Chemical Engineering BS (Options: Biochemical Engineering, Bioengineering; Nanotechnology) Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants are urged to take the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 and specific laboratory science examination closest to the intended major. Students should be prepared to take calculus at enrollment. Applicants to the BS/MS five year program must have a high GPA of 3.6 and meet the SAT and Writing requirement. Transfer students will be selected on the basis of academic preparation as assessed by their GPA in academic coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all transferable coursework. For more information, contact 951-827-3647.
  • Computer Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants are urged to take the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 and specific laboratory science examination closest to the intended major. Students should be prepared to take calculus at enrollment. Applicants to the BS/MS five year program must have a high GPA of 3.6 and meet the SAT and Writing requirement. Transfer students will be selected on the basis of academic preparation as assessed by their GPA in academic coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all transferable coursework. For more information, contact 951-827-3647.
  • Electrical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants are urged to take the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 and specific laboratory science examination closest to the intended major. Students should be prepared to take calculus at enrollment. Applicants to the BS/MS five year program must have a high GPA of 3.6 and meet the SAT and Writing requirement. Applicants to the BS/MS five year program must have a high GPA of 3.6 and meet the SST and writing requirement. Transfer students will be selected on the basis of academic preparation as assessed by their GPA in academic coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all transferable coursework. For more information, contact 951-827-3647.
  • Electrical Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Environmental Engineering BS (Options: Air Pollution Control Technology; Water Pollution Control Technology) Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants are urged to take the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 and specific laboratory science examination closest to the intended major. Students should be prepared to take calculus at enrollment. Applicants to the BS/MS five year program must have a high GPA of 3.6 and meet the SAT and Writing requirement. Transfer students will be selected on the basis of academic preparation as assessed by their GPA in academic coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all transferable coursework. For more information, contact 951-827-3647.
  • Materials and Engineering Science BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants are urged to take the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 and specific laboratory science examination closest to the intended major. Students should be prepared to take calculus at enrollment. Applicants to the BS/MS five year program must have a high GPA of 3.6 and meet the SAT and Writing requirement. Transfer students will be selected on the basis of academic preparation as assessed by their GPA in academic coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all transferable coursework. For more information, contact 951-827-3647.
  • Materials Science and Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Mechanical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants are urged to take the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 and specific laboratory science examination closest to the intended major. Students should be prepared to take calculus at enrollment. Applicants to the BS/MS five year program must have a high GPA of 3.6 and meet the SAT and Writing requirement. Transfer students will be selected on the basis of academic preparation as assessed by their GPA in academic coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all transferable coursework. For more information, contact 951-827-3647.
  • Mechanical Engineering MS/Ph.D.

UC San Diego

  • Aerospace Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants must select an alternate major on the UC application. Students who are not admitted directly to their major will be admitted to their alternate major, provided space is available. For more information, contact 858-534-0557.
  • Bioengineering (Biotechnology) BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants must select an alternate major on the UC application. Students who are not admitted directly to their major will be admitted to their alternate major, provided space is available. For more information, contact 858-534-0557.
  • Bioengineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants must select an alternate major on the UC application. Students who are not admitted directly to their major will be admitted to their alternate major, provided space is available. For more information, contact 858-534-0557.
  • Bioengineering MD/M Engr. (Offered in conjunction with UCSD School of Medicine)
  • Bioengineering MD/MS (Offered in conjunction with UCSD School of Medicine)
  • Bioengineering MD/Ph.D (Offered in conjunction with UCSD School of Medicine)
  • Bioengineering MS/M Engr
  • Bioengineering Ph.D (Joint degree with SDSU)
  • Bioengineering Ph.D (Specializations: Bioinformatics; Multiscale Biology)
  • Bioengineering: (Bioinformatics) BS/Ph.D.
  • Bioengineering: Premedical BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants must select an alternate major on the UC application. Students who are not admitted directly to their major will be admitted to their alternate major, provided space is available. For more information, contact 858-534-0557.
  • Chemical Engineering BS
  • Chemical Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Computer Engineering BS/Minor (Concentrations: Computer Science/Engineering; Electrical Computer Engineering)
  • Computer Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Electrical Engineering and Society BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS/Minor
  • Electrical Engineering M Engr./Ph.D
  • Electrical Engineering Ph.D (Specializations: Applied Ocean Sciences; Applied Optics and Photonics; Communication Theory and Systems; Computer Engineering; Electronic Circuits and Systems; Electronic Devices and Materials; Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control; Signal and Image Processing)
  • Engineering BS/Minor
  • Engineering Mechanics Minor/MS/Ph.D
  • Engineering Physics Minor/MS/Ph.D.
  • Engineering Sciences BS/MS/Ph.D.
  • Engineering Sciences Ph.D (Specializations: Aerospace Engineering; Applied Economics; Applied Ocean Sciences; Engineering Physics; Mechanical Engineering)
  • Environmental Engineering BS
  • Materials Science and Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Mechanical Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Applicants must select an alternate major on the UC application. Students who are not admitted directly to their major will be admitted to their alternate major, provided space is available. For more information, contact 858-534-0557.
  • Nano Engineering BS/MS/Ph.D
  • Structural Engineering BS/MS/Ph.D.
  • Structural Engineering with a specialization in Health Monitoring MS

UC San Francisco

  • Bioengineering Ph.D. (Joint program with UCB)

UC Santa Barbara

  • Chemical Engineering Ph.D
  • Computer Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Students are admitted with pre-major standing. Admission to the full major will be approved after certain courses are completed with a minimum GPA. Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer science, as well as engineering courses. For more information, contact College of Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Students are admitted with pre-major standing. Admission to the full major will be approved after certain courses are completed with a minimum GPA. Transfer applicants are screened for completion of lower-division requirements in chemistry, math, physics, computer science, as well as engineering courses. For more information, contact College of Engineering.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering MS/Ph.D
  • Electrical Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS/Ph.D

UC Santa Cruz

  • Bioengineering BS Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants will be granted direct acceptance based on their high school GPA, courses completed in mathematics and sciences scores on standardized tests and/or their personal statement. Applicants who are not directly admitted may apply during their first year. Transfer applicants are accepted based on overall academic college records. Please note that IGETC is not recommended. For more information, contact 831-459-5840.
  • Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics MS/Ph.D
  • Computer Engineering BS/Minor (Concentrations: Computer Systems; Digital Hardware; Networks; Robotics and Control; Systems Programming) Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants will be granted direct acceptance based on their high school GPA, courses completed in mathematics and sciences scores on standardized tests and/or their personal statement. Applicants who are not directly admitted may apply during their first year. Transfer applicants are accepted based on overall academic college records. Please note that IGETC is not recommended. For more information, contact 831-459-5840.
  • Computer Engineering MS/Ph.D.
  • Electrical Engineering BS/Minor (Emphases: Electronics Optics; Communications, Signals, Systems, and Controls) Additional requirements and/or Impacted programs: Freshman applicants will be granted direct acceptance based on their high school GPA, courses completed in mathematics and sciences scores on standardized tests and/or their personal statement. Applicants who are not directly admitted may apply during their first year. Transfer applicants are accepted based on overall academic college records. Please note that IGETC is not recommended. For more information, contact 831-459-5840.
  • Electrical Engineering MS/Ph.D.

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