|Entering freshmen and transfer students are considered provisional majors through their sophomore year. The College of Engineering Advisement Center is responsible for the advisement of provisional engineering majors. After being advanced to their discipline departments, the department faculty becomes the academic advisors and mentors to the students to graduation.
The entrance requirements from high school for the mechanical engineering program are:
1. English, 4 units
a). Algebra, 2 units
b). Geometry, 1 unit
c). Pre-Calculus, or Equivalent, 1 unit
3. Natural Sciences
a). Chemistry, 1 unit
b). Physics, 1 unit
4. Foreign Language, 1 unit
Students who meet the general entrance requirements of the University, but lack in specific requirements for the engineering curricula may, upon approval of the dean, be permitted to enroll in the College of Engineering; however, all deficiencies must be removed before the end of the second academic year. Students having entrance deficiencies or weaknesses are urged to use the summer terms preceding the first year in college to remove them. Students attaining a sufficiently high grade in the CEEB Mathematics Level I exam may be eligible for advanced placement in the Calculus and Analytic Geometry course sequence. These tests are administered by the College of Engineering Advisement Center during the freshman orientation periods and during the regular registration periods.
Transfer students are required to have a minimum 2.0 GPA on all work attempted before enrolling in the College of Engineering. Normally, transfer credit is considered for course work with a grade of “C” or better.