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Transferring into Mechanical Engineering


Summary of Major
Semester-by-Semester Curriculum for BS
Semester-by-Semester Curriculum for BS + USCG License

 

"Is there a minimum number of transfer units required for admission to this major?"

No, students with any number of college transfer units can be admitted. Note that only the first 70 community college semester units (105 quarter units) can be used toward the total needed for graduation. Any remaining community college units can fulfill specific requirments but not add to the total number of units required for graduation.
 

"What is the shortest amount of time it will take to complete this degree after transferring to Cal Maritime?

All transfer students should plan to spend at least four years at Cal Maritime completing this degree regardless of the number of college units transferred in from other institutions. Transferred courses can, however, reduce the number of courses required in individual semesters allowing time for study in remaining courses, for an academic minor, or for student employment.

"This is an 'impacted' major. How does that change the admission process?"

There is no grade point average (GPA) that guarantees admission.  Admission is competitive.  The applicants with the strongest applications will be offered the limited number of spaces for new students in the program each fall.

Lower-Division* Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Be in "good standing" (such as not being expelled, on suspension, and on probation) at all colleges you have attended.

  • The following two courses must be completed with a C- or better:
    • A college-level math course that is the immediate prerequisite to college calculus, completed within five years of the intended term of entry
    • A college-level English composition course (CSU GE area A2) 
  • All other CSU eligibility requirements for freshmen regarding high school grades/courses and standardized test scores for mechanical engineering must be met.  High School grades and test scores will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program.
  • The following items are recommended, with courses completed with a C- or better:
    • An engineering physics course (calculus-based) with lab, completed within five years of the intended term of entry
    • A general chemistry course (with lab) 
    • An engineering properties of materials course 
    • An engineering statics course 
    • An engineering computer programming course 
    • A college U.S. History course (CSU GE equivalent course) 
    • A lower-division humanities elective course (CSU GE area C2) 
    • A college-level calculus course (as far toward Calculus III as possible), completed within five years of the intended term of entry
    • Submission of a resume including the applicant's background connected to engineering, leadership and/or the maritime industry
  • The overall high school GPA, test scores, and college GPA will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program.

* Transfer students bringing in fewer than 60 transferrable college semester (or 90 quarter) units are considered "Lower Division" transfer students

Upper-Division* Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Be in "good standing" (such as not being expelled, on suspension, and on probation) at all colleges you have attended.

  • These three courses, completed with a C- or better, are required:

    • A college-level English composition course CSU GE area A2) 
    • A "Critical Thinking" course (CSU GE area A3) 
    • An "Oral Communication" course (CSU GE area A1) 
  • The following courses, completed with a C- or better, are also required:
    • An engineering physics course (calculus-based) with lab or engineering physics with lab), completed within five years of the intended term of entry
    • A college-level calculus course (as far toward Calculus III as possible), completed within five years of the intended term of entry
    • A lower-division humanities elective course (CSU GE area C2) 
    • A college U.S. History course (CSU GE equivalent course) 
    • An engineering computer programming course 
    • An engineering statics course must be passed 
    • An engineering properties of materials course 
    • A general chemistry course (with lab) 
  • All other CSU eligibility requirements must be met. The overall college GPA will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program.
  • The following item is recommended: Submission of a resume including the applicant's background connected to engineering, leadership and/or the maritime industry

* Transfer students bringing in 60 or more transferrable college semester (or 90 quarter) units are considered "Upper Division" transfer students

"What is the next available entry term?"

Fall 2019

"When can I apply for Fall 2019 and how? 

The application period will be October 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018. Apply online at www.calstate.edu/apply during that period. There is a $55.00 application fee required when you submit the online application. Official academic transcripts from all colleges attended are also required. Lower division transfers must also send their high school transcript along with their SAT or ACT score.

"I'm not sure which course at my school satisfies one of the courses listed above.  How can I know?"

If you have a question about a specific course that you have already taken or are considering taking, just send us an e-mail to admission@csum.edu with the course name and title.  We can look it up for you and give you an evaluation. You can also ask something like "is it course A, B, or C that satisfies your requirement?"
 

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Apply NOW Thru Nov. 30
for Fall 2019 Admission to
All Majors via www.calstate.edu/apply

When you are asked which campus,
select "Maritime Academy"

Cal Maritime, Office of Admission
200 Maritime Academy Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94590

(707) 654-1330 (Office)
(707) 654-1336 (FAX)
admission@csum.edu

 

Admission Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scheduled Breaks/Holidays:

Nov 12: Veterans Day (Campus Closed)
Nov 19-22: No Classes but Tours Available
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