Program Learning Outcomes
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Degree Requirements and Curriculum
In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:
- 60 units of upper division courses
- Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
- 2.0 GPA
- U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
Note: No major, support or concentration courses may be selected as credit/no credit.
|CE 204||Mechanics of Materials I||3|
|CSC/CPE 101||Fundamentals of Computer Science 1||4|
& EE 251
|Electric Circuit Theory|
and Electric Circuits Laboratory
|ENGR 110||Introduction to Engineering||2|
|IME 144||Introduction to Design and Manufacturing||4|
|IME 314||Engineering Economics||3|
|or IME 315||Financial Decision Making for Engineers|
& MATE 215
and Materials Laboratory I
|ME 211||Engineering Statics||3|
|ME 212||Engineering Dynamics||3|
|ME 302||Thermodynamics I||3|
|ME 341||Fluid Mechanics I||3|
|Select from the following:||4|
|Transport Phenomena I|
|Transport Phenomena II|
|Transport Phenomena III|
And 1 additional unit of an upper-division Technical Elective
|Select from the following:||6|
|Interdisciplinary Senior Design Project I|
|Interdisciplinary Senior Design Project II|
|Interdisciplinary Senior Design Project III|
Senior Project in appropriate engineering discipline
|General Curriculum in General Engineering or Individualized Course of Study 2||40|
|BIO 213||Life Science for Engineers||2|
|BMED/BRAE 213||Bioengineering Fundamentals (B2) 3||2|
|Select from the following:||8|
|General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I|
and General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II (B3/B4) 3
|General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I|
and General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science II (B3/B4) 3
|ENGL 149||Technical Writing for Engineers (A3) 3||4|
& MATH 142
and Calculus II (B1) 3
|MATH 143||Calculus III (Add'l Area B) 3||4|
|MATH 241||Calculus IV||4|
|MATH 244||Linear Analysis I||4|
|Select from the following:||4|
|Linear Analysis II|
|Statistical Methods for Engineers|
|Probability and Random Processes for Engineers (B6) 3|
|PHYS 141||General Physics IA (Add'l Area B)||4|
& PHYS 133
|General Physics II|
and General Physics III
|Physical Science Electives|
|Select from the following: 4||8|
|General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering III|
or CHEM 129
|General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science III|
|Organic Chemistry I|
|Organic Chemistry II|
|Organic Chemistry Laboratory For Life Sciences II|
or CHEM 221
|Organic Chemistry Laboratory II|
|Survey of Organic Chemistry|
|Survey of Biochemistry and Biotechnology|
|Introduction to Geology|
|Physical Geology Laboratory|
|Seismology and Earth Structure|
|Introduction to Meteorology|
|Modern Physics I|
|Modern Physics II|
|Nonlinear Dynamical Systems|
|(See GE program requirements below.)||40|
The individualized course of study consists of 40 units of technical electives with a minimum of 33 units at the 300-400 level.
Required in Support; also satisfies GE.
Students in the general curriculum in General Engineering should choose a minimum of 3 units of 300-400 level physical science electives in order to meet 60 units of upper division required for the degree.
General Curriculum in BS General Engineering or Individualized Course of Study (Select one)
Individualized Course of Study
This program is for self-directed, highly motivated students, allowing them to pursue a customized course of study that meets their individual needs and interests. The individualized course of study consists of 40 units of technical electives with a minimum of 33 of these units at the 300-400 level. Courses are selected by the student with the advice and approval of the student’s academic advisor.
General Education (GE) Requirements
- 72 units required, 32 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
- See the complete GE course listing.
- Minimum of 8 units required at the 300 level.
|A3||Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|Area B||Math, Science, and Quantitative Reasoning|
|B1||Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 1||0|
|B2||Life Science (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|B3||Physical Science (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|B4||One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course|
|B6||Upper-division Area B (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|Additional Area B units (8 units in major)||0|
|Area C||Arts and Humanities|
|Area D||Society and the Individual|
|D1||The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement) (40404)||4|
|D3||Comparative Social Institutions||4|
|Area E||Lifelong Learning and Self-Development|
Required in Support; also satisfies GE