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Engineering studentsAll majors in the College of Engineering are selective and require preparatory coursework for admission. Required courses that are offered at your current campus will need to be completed by the close of spring term prior to fall enrollment at UC Davis. If required courses will not be offered at your college, you must complete them after enrolling at UC Davis. You can find California community college courses that are comparable to UC Davis courses using ASSIST. Applicants for fall 2019 should reference 2016–17 ASSIST articulation agreements, with exceptions noted below.

UC Davis Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) requirements for selective majors are shown alongside preparatory coursework requirements.


General 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.

To qualify for a fall 2019 Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) in these majors, you must meet the following requirements in addition to those shown above and in the next section:

  • Achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.30 from the time your TAG is submitted, up to the time of enrollment.
  • Achieve the minimum GPA of 3.20 in major-specific preparatory coursework that has been completed at the time the TAG application is submitted.
  • Complete UC transfer requirements in English composition (2 courses) and mathematics (1 course) by the end of fall term 2018.

    Preparation for Specific Majors

    The following majors require additional preparatory coursework:

    Also see the College of Engineering's 2017-18 Transfer Credit Agreement (the "engineering grid") that lists the courses required for each major.

     

    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).

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    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).

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    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

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    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

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    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).

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    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).

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    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).

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    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).

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    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
     

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    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).

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    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).

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    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).

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