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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. 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 or Support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

CE 204Mechanics of Materials I3
CSC/CPE 101Fundamentals of Computer Science 14
EE 201
EE 251
Electric Circuit Theory
and Electric Circuits Laboratory
ENGR 110Introduction to Engineering2
IME 144Introduction to Design and Manufacturing4
IME 314Engineering Economics3
or IME 315 Financial Decision Making for Engineers
MATE 210
MATE 215
Materials Engineering
and Materials Laboratory I
ME 211Engineering Statics3
ME 212Engineering Dynamics3
ME 302Thermodynamics I3
ME 341Fluid Mechanics I3
ME 343Heat Transfer4
Select from the following:6
Interdisciplinary Senior Design Project I
and Interdisciplinary Senior Design Project II
and Interdisciplinary Senior Design Project III
Senior Project in appropriate engineering discipline
General Curriculum in General Engineering or Individualized Course of Study 240
Select from the following (B1 & B3): 38
General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I
and General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II
General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I
and General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science II
ES 350Gender, Race, Culture, Science & Technology 44
or ES 351 Gender, Race, Class, Nation in Global Engineering, Technology & International Development
MATH 141Calculus I (B4) 34
MATH 142Calculus II (B4) 34
MATH 143Calculus III (Area B Electives) 34
MATH 241Calculus IV4
MATH 244Linear Analysis I4
Select from the following (Upper-Division B): 34
Linear Analysis II
Statistical Methods for Engineers
Probability and Random Processes for Engineers
PHYS 141General Physics I (Area B Electives) 34
PHYS 142General Physics II4
PHYS 143General Physics III4
Physical Science Electives
Select from the following: 54
General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering III
General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science III
Introduction to Geology
Physical Geology
Physical Geology Laboratory
Seismology and Earth Structure
Modern Physics I
(See GE program requirements below.)48
Free Electives 40
Total units186

General Curriculum in BS General Engineering or Individualized Course of Study (Select one)

General Curriculum in General Engineering

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 29 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, 24 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 48 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). 
Area AEnglish Language Communication and Critical Thinking
A1Oral Communication4
A2Written Communication4
A3Critical Thinking4
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (8 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division B (4 units in Support) 10
Area B Electives (8 units in Support) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
Lower-division courses in Area C must come from three different subject prefixes.
C1Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater4
C2Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English4
Lower-Division C Elective - Select a course from either C1 or C2.4
Upper-Division C4
Area DSocial Sciences
D1American Institutions (Title 5, Section 40404 Requirement)4
Area D Elective - Select either a lower-division D2 or upper-division D course.4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
Lower-Division E4
Area FEthnic Studies
F Ethnic Studies4
Total units48