engineering

Transfer Admission Requirements

2018-2019 Transfer Admission Requirements

You must earn an overall transfer GPA of 3.10 or higher to be a competitive candidate for admission to any major in the College of Engineering. Courses must be taken for a letter grade, with no grade less than C (Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level examinations may satisfy UC Davis course equivalents.).

In addition to these general requirements, each engineering major requires specific preparatory coursework. All applicants must complete specific preparatory coursework requirements with a GPA of 3.20 or higher for coursework that has been completed at the time of application. If one course from the group is completed at the time the application is submitted, the grade for that one course must be B+ or better. If two or more courses from the group are completed at the time the application is submitted, the GPA for those courses combined must be a 3.20 or higher.

The following UC Davis courses are common to all engineering majors:

  • Chemistry 2A
  • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
  • Mathematics 22A/B
  • Physics 9A/B
  • Physics 9C (except Environmental Engineering)

We give the highest priority for admission to California community college applicants who have completed all of the required lower-division engineering coursework offered at the community college they attended.

In addition to these general requirements, each engineering major requires that you complete a specific set of preparatory courses in order to be admitted:

 

Aerospace Science and Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Chemistry 2B
  • Communication 1 or 3
  • Engineering 4, 17, 35 and 45
  • Engineering 6 or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
  • English 3 or University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).

 

Biochemical Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Biological Sciences 2A
  • Chemistry 2B/C
  • Chemistry 128A/B, 129A
  • Engineering 6 or Chemical Engineering (ENG CHM) 60 or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
  • English 3 or University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).

 

Biological Systems Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Biological Sciences 2A
  • Chemistry 2B
  • Engineering 3 or Communications 1 or Communications 3
  • Engineering 6, 17, 35
  • University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1

 

Biomedical Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Biological Sciences 2A
  • Chemistry 2B/C
  • Chemistry 8A/B or Chemistry 118A/B
  • Engineering 6, 17
  • English 3 or University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1

 

Chemical Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Biological Sciences 2A
  • Chemistry 2B/C
  • Chemistry 128A/B, 129A
  • Engineering 6 or Chemical Engineering (ENG CHM) 60 or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
  • Engineering 17 or 35 or 45
  • English 3 or University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).

 

Civil Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Chemistry 2B
  • Communication 1 or 3
  • Engineering 6 or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
  • Engineering 35
  • English 3 or University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).

 

Computer Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Communication 1 or 3
  • Engineering 17
  • Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 20, 36A/B/C
  • English 3 or University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1
  • Physics 9D

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).

 

Computer Science and Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

**Only Communication 1 can be used to satisfy the communications requirement for Computer Science and Engineering. No credit will be allowed for Communication 3.

Please visit the Department of Computer Science for additional tips on preparing your transfer into this major.

  • Communication 1**
  • Engineering 17
  • Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 20, 36A/B/C, 50
  • English 3 or University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1
  • Physics 9D
  • Familiarity with UNIX (recommended)

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).

 

Electrical Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Engineering 17
  • EEC 7 or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
  • Physics 9D

The College of Engineering strongly recommends that the following courses be completed, if possible, before transferring:

  • Communication 1 or 3, Engineering 6, English 3 or University Writing Program 1

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).

 

Environmental Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Chemistry 2B/C
  • Engineering 6 or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
  • Engineering 35
  • English 3 or University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1
  • Geology 50 or Atmospheric Science 60

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).

 

Materials Science and Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Chemistry 2B/C
  • Communication 1 or 3
  • Engineering 6 or Chemical Engineering (ENG CHM) 60 or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
  • Engineering 17, 45
  • English 3 or University Writing Program (UWRITING) 1
  • Physics 9D

The College of Engineering strongly recommends that the following course be completed, if possible, before transferring:

  • Engineering 35

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).

 

 

Mechanical Engineering

The following courses are required in addition to General Requirements above:

  • Chemistry 2B
  • Engineering 4, 17, 35
  • Engineering 6 or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A or Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A

The College of Engineering strongly recommends that the following courses be completed, if possible, before transferring:

  • Communication 1 or 3, Engineering 45, English 3 or University Writing Program 1

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21).