Transfer

Applicants must complete general requirements and major-specific course work to be eligible for admission to their intended major. Also included below are courses by department that applicants are strongly encouraged to complete prior to enrollment. The recommended courses are not required for Transfer Admission.

Completing this coursework prior to enrollment at UCR is critical to maintaining satisfactory progress in the upper-division engineering curriculum and to finishing all degree requirements within two years of enrollment at UC Riverside, provided a full-time course load is maintained at UCR.

The most competitive applicants will have completed most of the recommended major-specific courses.For a complete description of each course listed below, please refer to the General Catalog . Please see the reference notes following the table for a key to correctly interpreting the courses listed below.

General Requirements for All Transfer Admits

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.80
  • Completion of 2 major-specific sequences for your intended major with a minimum 2.50 GPA. One sequence must be single-variable calculus (MATH 9A, 9B, 9C). The second sequence may be a sequence such as PHYS 40A, 40B, 40C. See the above PDF or courses listed below for more details about the second sequence.
  • Completion of one year of college level English Composition (ENGL 1A, 1B, 1C)

Major-Specific Requirements for Transfer Admits

In addition to the general requirements listed above, students applying for transfer admission to BCOE must also complete major-specific course work. This specific course work is listed below for each major. Please view your desired major for complete information. All courses below are listed by their UCR course numbers. For a complete description of course contents, you may access the UCR Catalog . You can visit ASSIST for articulation of courses with a California community college.

Bioengineering (BIEN)

The following courses must be completed at the time of application:

  • Two courses in general chemistry with labs (CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB)
  • One course in introduction to cellular and molecular biology with lab (BIOL 5A/LA)

A minimum of THREE (3) additional courses (shown below) must also be completed in order to form a coherent sequence.A list of potential sequences for this major is listed below:

  • One course in introduction to organismal biology (BIOL 5B)
  • One course in general chemistry with lab (CHEM 1C/1LC)
  • Three courses in calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40A, 40B, 40C)

Potential Course Sequences for Bioengineering:CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB, and 1C/1LC; or BIOL 5A/5LA, 5B, and 5C; or PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C.

Bioengineering Recommended Courses

Math & Science

Engineering

Other

BIOL5B

CHEM 1C/LC

CHEM 112A, 112B, 112C

PHYS 40A, 40B, 40C MATH 10A

MATH 46

CS 10

EE 1A/LA*

One Humanities/Social Sciences course

*Courses are not typically offered at community colleges but can be taken at UCR during the summer session prior to enrollment

Business Informatics (formerly Information Systems)

The following courses must be completed at the time of application:

  • One course in principles of accounting I (BUS 20)
  • One course in computer programming (CS 10)

A minimum of THREE (3) additional courses (shown below) must also be completed in order to form a coherent sequence.A list of potential sequences for this major is listed below.

  • One course in introduction to discrete structures (CS/MATH 11)
  • One course in object oriented programming (CS 12)
  • One course in data structures (CS 14)
  • One course in machine organization and assembly language programming (CS 61)
  • One course in introduction to macroeconomics (ECON 2)
  • One course in introduction to microeconomics (ECON 3)

Potential Course Sequences for Business Informatics:Three courses from CS 10, 11, 12, 14, and 61; or BUS 20 and ECON 2 or 3.

Business Informatics Recommended Courses

Math & Science

Engineering

Other

MATH 10

MATH 11+

BIOL 2, 3, OR 5a/la

CS12

CS14

CS61

CS11+

ECON 2

ECON 3

5 Humanities/Social Sciences courses

+Computer Science 11 is equivalent to Math 11

Chemical Engineering (CHEN)

The following courses must be completed at the time of application:

  • Two courses in general chemistry with labs (CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB)
  • One course in calculus based physics with lab (PHYS 40A)

A minimum of THREE (3) additional courses (shown below) must also be completed in order to form a coherent sequence.A list of potential sequences for this major is listed below.

  • One course in general chemistry with lab (CHEM 1C/1LC)
  • One course in introduction to cellular and molecular biology with lab (BIOL 5A/LA)
  • Two courses in organic chemistry with labs (CHEM 112A, 112B)
  • Two courses in calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40B, 40C)

Potential Course Sequences for Chemical Engineering:CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB, and 1C/1LC; or PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C; or CHEM 112A, 112B and BIOL 5A/5LA.

Chemical Engineering Recommended Courses

Math & Science

Engineering

Other

BIOL 5A/LA [1]

BIOL 5B, 5C [2]

CHEM 1C/LC

CHEM 112A, 112B, 112C

MATH 10A, 10B

MATH 46

PHYS 40B, 40C

CS 10

3 Humanities/Social Sciences courses

[1] Biology 5A/LA is required for all Chemical Engineering concentrations
[2] Biology 5B, 5C is required for only the Bioengineering concentration within the Chemical Engineering major

Computer Engineering (CEN)

The following courses must be completed at the time of application:

  • One course in computer programming (CS 10)
  • One course in object oriented programming (CS 12)
  • One course in calculus based physics with lab (PHYS 40A)

A minimum of THREE (3) additional courses (shown below) must also be completed in order to form a coherent sequence.A list of potential sequences for this major is listed below.

Two courses in calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40B, 40C)

  • One course in introduction to discrete structures (CS/ MATH 11)
  • One course in data structures (CS 14)
  • One course in machine organization and assembly language programming (CS 61)
  • One course in engineering circuit analysis I with lab (EE 1A/LA)

Potential Course Sequences for Computer Engineering:three courses from CS 10, 11, 12, 14, and 61; or PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C.

Computer Engineering Recommended Courses

Math & Science

Engineering

Other

MATH 10A

MATH 46

MATH 11+

PHYS 40B, 40C

BIOL 2, 3 or 5A/LA

CS 14

CS 61

CS 11+

EE 1A/LA*

EE 1B*

4 Humanities/Social Sciences courses

+ Computer Science 11 is equivalent to Math 11
*Courses typically not offered at community colleges but can be taken at UCR during the summer session prior to enrollment

Computer Science (ENCS)

The following courses must be completed at the time of application:

  • One course in computer programming (CS 10)
  • One course in object oriented programming (CS 12)
  • One course in calculus based physics with lab (PHYS 40A)

A minimum of THREE (3) additional courses (shown below) must also be completed in order to form a coherent sequence.A list of potential sequences for this major is listed below.

  • Two courses in calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40B, 40C)
  • One course in data structures (CS 14)
  • One course in machine organization and assembly language programming (CS 61)
  • One course in introduction to discrete structures (CS/Math 11)
  • One course in calculus of several variables I (Math 10A)

Potential Course Sequences for Computer Science:Three courses from CS 10, 11, 12, 14, and 61 or PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C.

Computer Science Recommended Courses

Math & Science

Engineering

Other

MATH 10A

MATH 11+

PHYS 40B, 40C

BIOL 2, 3 or 5A/LA

CS 14

CS 61

CS 11+

3 Humanities/Social Sciences courses

+Computer Science 11 is equivalent to Math 11

 

Electrical Engineering (ELEN)

The following courses must be completed at the time of application:

  • One course in computer programming (CS 10)
  • One course in machine organization and assembly language programming (CS 61)
  • One course in calculus based physics with lab (PHYS 40A)

A minimum of THREE (3) additional courses (shown below) must also be completed in order to form a coherent sequence.A list of potential sequences for this major is listed below.

  • One course in advanced C++ programming (CS 12)
  • Two courses in calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40B, 40C)
  • One course in introduction to ordinary differential equations (MATH 46)
  • One course in calculus of several variables I (MATH 10A)
  • One course in engineering circuit analysis I with lab (EE 1A/LA)
  • One course in engineering circuit analysis II (EE 1B)

Potential Course Sequences for Electrical Engineering:three courses from CS 10, 12, 61, and MATH 10A; or PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C; or EE 1A/1LA, 1B, and MATH 46.

Electrical Engineering Recommended Courses

Math & Science

Engineering

Other

CHEM 1A/LA

MATH 10A, 10B

MATH 46

PHYS 40B, 40C

BIOL 2, 3 or 5A/LA

CS 12

EE 1A/LA*

EE 1B*

2 Humanities/Social Sciences courses

*Courses typically not offered at community colleges but can be taken at UCR during the summer session prior to enrollment

Environmental Engineering (ENEN)

The following courses must be completed at the time of application:

  • Two courses in general chemistry with labs (CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB)
  • One course in calculus based physics with lab (PHYS 40A)

A minimum of THREE (3) additional courses (shown below) must also be completed in order to form a coherent sequence.A list of potential sequences for this major is listed below.

  • One course in general chemistry with lab (CHEM 1C/1LC)
  • Two courses in organic chemistry with labs (CHEM 112A, 112B)
  • One course in introduction to cellular and molecular biology with lab (BIOL 5A/LA)
  • Two courses in calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40B, 40C)

Potential Course Sequences for Environmental Engineering:CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB, and 1C/1LC; or PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C; or CHEM 112A, 112B and BIOL 5A/5LA.

Environmental Engineering Recommended Courses

Math & Science

Engineering

Other

BIOL 5A/LA

CHEM 1C/LC

CHEM 112A, 10B

MATH 46

PHYS 40B, 40C

CS 10

ME 10

4 Humanities/Social Sciences courses

Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)

The following courses must be completed at the time of application:

  • Three courses in general chemistry with labs (CHEM 1A/LA, 1B/LB, 1C/LC)

A minimum of THREE (3) additional courses (shown below) must also be completed in order to form a coherent sequence.A list of potential sequences for this major is listed below.

  • One course in differential equations (MATH 46)
  • One course in organic chemistry with labs (CHEM 112A)
  • Three courses in calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40A, 40B, 40C)
  • Two courses from multi-variable calculus (MATH 10A, 10B)

Potential Course Sequences for Materials Science & Engineering:CHEM 1A/LA, 1B/LB, and 1C/LC; or PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C; or MATH 46, MATH 10A, and MATH 10B.

Materials Science & Engineering Recommended Courses

Math & Science

Engineering

Other

CHEM 112A

MATH 10A, 10B

MATH 46

PHYS 40A, 40B, 40C

BIOL 2, 3 or 5A/LA

CS 10

EE 1A/LA*

ME 10

One Humanities/Social Sciences course

*Courses note typically offered at community colleges but can be taken at UCR during the summer session prior to enrollment

Mechanical Engineering (MCEN)

The following courses must be completed at the time of application:

  • One course in calculus based physics with lab (PHYS 40A)
  • Two courses in general chemistry with labs (CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB)

A minimum of THREE (3) additional courses (shown below) must also be completed in order to form a coherent sequence.A list of potential sequences for this major is listed below.

  • Two courses in calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40B, 40C)
  • One course in introduction to cellular and molecular biology with lab (BIOL 5A/LA)
  • One course in engineering circuit analysis I with lab (EE 1A/LA)
  • One course in introduction to mechanical engineering-problem solving/computation (ME 2)
  • One course in engineering graphics with computer applications (ME 9)
  • One course in statics (ME 10)
  • One course in introduction to engineering computation (ME 18)

Potential Course Sequences for Mechanical Engineering:PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C; or CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB and BIOL 5A/5LA; or EE 1A/1LA and ME 9 and ME 10.

Mechanical Engineering Recommended Courses

Math & Science

Engineering

Other

BIOL 5A/LA

MATH 10A, 10B

MATH 46

PHYS 40B, 40C

ME 002

ME 9

ME 10*

ME 18*

2 Humanities/Social Sciences courses