Please note that since the preparation for the major is so extensive, most colleges and universities have modified general education patterns for engineering majors. In the last two years, most courses are in engineering, usually with a concentration in one branch. Because engineering is a popular major, most schools and colleges have special application deadlines or screening procedures. Below are some examples of the courses required for the major.

UC Los Angeles
IGETC is not accepted.
Students should complete the entire Physics Series
at one community college
Minimum GPA 3.3 or higher

MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
PHYS 101 and 102, and 103
CHEM 101and 102
CS/IS 135 preferred or 130 or 139
ENGL 101, 102 or 104

Cal Poly Pomona
Complete CSU Breadth or IGETC
CHEM 101, 102
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107 and 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
ECON 101 or 102
ENGR 101 and 109 or 104 and 109

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
MACH 101
CS/IS 150 or 135 or 139
ENGR 101 and 103
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

CSU Los Angeles
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
CHEM 101
MATH 103 and 104 and 105, 108
ENGR 100, 103
CS/IS 150
PHYS 101, 102, 103

CSU Long Beach
Impacted Major
MATH 103, 104, 105
PHYS 101, 102
CHEM 101

CSU Northridge
CHEM 101
MATH 103, 104, 105, 108
PHYS 101, 102
ENGR 100, 152, 111

UC Berkeley
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Nuclear Engineering

IGETC is not accepted.
CHEM 101
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108
PHYS 101, 102 and 103
ENGR 101 and 103
ENGL 101, 102

UC Irvine
CS/IS 135
CHEM 101
ECON 101
MATH 103 and 104,107, 105, 108
PHYS 101 and  102 and 103
ENGR 110
One course from the following
BIOL 101
CHEM 102

UC Riverside
IGETC is accepted, but focus on major prep.
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 108
PHYS 101 and  103 or 102
CHEM 101 and 102
Recommended prior to transfer:
BIOL 101

University of Southern California
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Petroleum Engineering
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and  103
CHEM 101
ENGL 102 or 104

Loyola Marymount University
MATH 103, 104, 105, 108
PHYS 101, 102
CHEM 101
ENGR 100


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