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Transfer Preparation

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Preparation for Prospective Transfer Students

Community college transfers: Students preparing to transfer into an undergraduate major in the UCSB College of Engineering from a California Community College should use www.assist.org for major specific course requirements. 

Transfer from other institutions: Students preparing to transfer to UCSB from any other institution should carefully review the admissions eligibility and course requirements found at the Office of Admissions, Transfer Applicants site

Non-engineering transfer students: Students who enter UCSB as transfer students will not be able to change to or add an engineering major, if not initially accepted into one.

Transfer Coursework

When admitting transfer students, the College of Engineering considers the amount of preparatory coursework completed, grades earned in those courses, and cumulative transferable GPA. Consequently, transfer students should focus on completing all engineering preparatory courses offered at their college with the best grades possible and then finishing their General Education requirements after matriculation to UCSB. California Community College students should refer to www.assist.org for more specific information about transferring. 

Transfer coursework required for admissions to the College of Engineering varies by major:

Chemical Engineering 

  • One year calculus for science majors
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra
  • Vector Calculus
  • Three semesters calculus-based physics
  • One year general chemistry and labs
  • One year organic chemistry and labs
  • Matlab

Computer Engineering

  • One year calculus for science majors
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra
  • Three semesters calculus-based physics
  • One semester general chemistry and lab
  • Intro computer programming in C/C++
  • Second course in C/C++ with data structures
  • Circuits and devices
  • Discrete Math for Computer Science majors
  • Computer Organization and Logic Design

Computer Science 

  • One year calculus for science majors
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra
  • Three semesters calculus-based physics
  • Intro. to computer programming in C/C++
  • Second course in C/C++ with data structures
  • Discrete Math for Computer Science majors
  • Computer Organization and Logic Design

Electrical Engineering 

  • One year calculus for science majors
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra
  • Vector Calculus
  • Three semesters calculus-based physics
  • One semester general chemistry
  • Computer programming in C or C++
  • Second course in C/C++ with data structures
  • Circuits and devices
  • Matlab

Mechanical Engineering 

  • One year calculus for science majors
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra
  • Vector Calculus
  • Three semesters calculus-based physics
  • One semester general chemistry
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Matlab
  • Circuits and devices

Resources for Transfer Applicants

You’ve been admitted: what now?

Congratulations! Admission into the UCSB College of Engineering is a highly selective honor. We hope you will submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Please view our helpful information for newly admitted students, including summer early preparation opportunities.