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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" (no current suspensions or probations) at all colleges you have attended.

  • These three items must be completed:
    • A college-level math course that is the immediate prerequisite to college calculus must have been passed with a "C-" or better within five years of the application
    • A college-level English course (CSU GE area A2) must have been passed with a "C-" or better
    • 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
    • A college-level physics course (calculus-based with lab or engineering physics with lab) passed with a "C-" or better within five years of the application term
    • A general chemistry course (with lab) passed with a "C-" or better.
    • An engineering properties of materials course must be passed with a "C-" or better
    • An engineering statics course must be passed with a "C-" or better
    • An engineering computer programming course with a "C-" or better
    • A college U.S. History course (CSU GE equivalent course) must be passed with a "C-" or better.
    • A lower-division humanities elective course (CSU GE area C2) with a "C-" or better.
    • A college-level calculus course (as far toward Calculus III as possible) passed with a "C-" or better within five years of the application term.
    • 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" (no current suspensions or probations) at all colleges you have attended.

  • These three courses are required.

    • A college-level English course CSU GE area A2) must have been passed with a "C" or better.
    • A "Critical Thinking" course (CSU GE area A3) must have been passed with a "C-" or better.
    • An "Oral Communication" course (CSU GE area A1) must have been passed with a "C-" or better,
  • The following items are also required:
    • A college-level physics course (calculus-based with lab or engineering physics with lab) passed with a "C-" or better within five years of the application term
    • A college-level calculus course (as far toward Calculus III as possible) passed with a "C-" or better within five years of the application term.
    • A lower-division humanities elective course (CSU GE area C2) with a "C-" or better.
    • A college U.S. History course (CSU GE equivalent course) must be passed with a "C-" or better.
    • An engineering computer programming course with a "C-" or better
    • An engineering statics course must be passed with a "C-" or better
    • An engineering properties of materials course must be passed with a "C-" or better
    • A general chemistry course (with lab) passed with a "C-" or better.
    • 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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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:

Apr 27 - Aug 13: Weekday Tours Available (except holidays) but with No Classes, Dorm Access, or Ship Access
May 28: Memorial Day (Campus Closed)
July 4: Independance Day (Campus Closed)
Aug 14:
New Student Move-In Day
Aug 14 - 19: New Student Orientation
Aug 20: Fall Classes Begin

Sep 3: Labor Day (Campus Closed)

 

Admission Office Resources

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