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The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) seeks to enroll a diverse transfer student body that is prepared to excel academically, collaborate with the professional engineering community and contribute to campus vitality. Applicants must complete the general transfer requirements, plus major specific coursework to be eligible for admissions. While the “recommended courses” are not required for admissions, they are highly beneficial in expediting the time to degree. To review the course descriptions for the course listed below, please refer to the UCR General Catalog.

BCOE's Transfer Student Center provides a safe and inclusive environment dedicated to assisting transfer students with adjusting to the university and engineering. At the center you'll:

  • Find your community in a home away from home
  • Receive access to important adaptive resources
  • Establish connections with faculty members and engineering peers

Located in WCH 103


General Requirements for BCOE Transfer Admits

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.80
  • Complete calculus series with a minimum GPA of 2.50
  • Complete one additional series with a minimum GPA of 2.50. (Additional information about eligible series located in the major specific course section)
  • Completion of one year of college level English Composition (ENGL 1A, 1B, 1C)

Major Specific-Requirements for Transfer Admmissions

In addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants are required to complete major-specific coursework. These major-specific courses are intended to prepare students for success in the advanced curriculum required to complete the degree. Please refer to the list below for a complete list of required and recommended courses for each major. The courses are listed by the UCR designations, but articulations for California Community Colleges may be found on ASSIST. Alternatively, course descriptions may be found in the UCR Catalog to make course-by-course comparisons.

  • Bioengineering

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

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

    A minimum of Two (2) additional courses must also be completed:

    • Introduction to organismal biology (BIOL 5B)
    • Calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40A, 40B, 40C)

    Potential Course Sequences for Bioengineering:

    • CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB, and 1C/1LC
    • CHEM 8A/8LA, 8B/LB and BIOL 5A/5LA
    • PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C
    Bioengineering Recommended Courses
    Math & Science Engineering Other

    BIOL5B

    CHEM 8A, 8B

    PHYS 40A, 40B, 40C

    MATH 10A, 10B

    MATH 46

    CS 10

    EE 1A/LA*

    One Humanities/Social Sciences course or IGETC Certification

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

  • Chemical Engineering (CHEN)

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

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

    A minimum of Two (2) additional courses must also be completed:

    • 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 Chemical Engineering:

    • CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB, and 1C/1LC
    • PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C
    • CHEM 8A/LA, 8B/LB and 8C/8LC.

    Chemical Engineering Recommended Courses

    Math & Science

    Engineering

    Other

    BIOL 5A/LA

    CHEM 8A/LA, 8B/LB, 8C/LC

    MATH 10A, 10B

    MATH 46

    PHYS 40B, 40C

    CS 10

    3 Humanities/Social Sciences courses or IGETC Certification

  • 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 must also be completed:

    • Two courses in calculus based physics with labs (PHYS 40B, 40C)
    • One course in introduction to discrete structures (CS/ MATH 11)
    • 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, or 61
    • 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 11+

    CS 14

    CS 61

    EE 1A/LA*

    EE 1B*

    EE 20*

    4 Humanities/Social Sciences courses or IGETC Certification

    + 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 must also be completed :

    • 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
    • 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 or IGETC Certification

    +Computer Science 11 is equivalent to Math 11

  • Computer Science with Business Applications (formerly Business Informatics)

    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 course must also be completed:

    • 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 Computer Science with Business Applications:

    • Three courses from CS 10, 11, 12, 14, and 61
    • BUS 20 and ECON 2 or 3.

    Computer Science with Business Applications Recommended Courses

    Math & Science

    Engineering

    Other

    MATH 10

    MATH 11+

    MATH 31

    BIOL 2, 3, OR 5A/LA

    CS12

    CS14

    CS61

    CS11+

    ECON 2

    ECON 3

    5 Humanities/Social Sciences courses or IGETC Certification

    +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 must also be completed:

    • One course in advanced C++ programming (CS 12 or CS 13)
    • 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
    • PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C
    • 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 or 13

    EE 1A/LA*

    EE 1B*

    EE 20

    2 Humanities/Social Sciences courses or IGETC Certification

    *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:

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

    A minimum of Two (3) additional courses must also be completed:

    • Three courses in organic chemistry with labs (CHEM 8A, 8B, 8C)
    • 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
    • PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C
    • CHEM 8A, 8B, and 8C

    Environmental Engineering Recommended Courses

    Math & Science

    Engineering

    Other

    BIOL 5A/LA

    CHEM 8A, 8B, 8C

    MATH 10A, 10B, 46

    PHYS 40B, 40C

    CS 10

    ME 10

    4 Humanities/Social Sciences courses or IGETC Certification

  • 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 must also be completed:

    • One course in differential equations (MATH 46)
    • One course in organic chemistry with labs (CHEM 8A)
    • 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
    • PHYS 40A, 40B, and 40C
    • MATH 46, MATH 10A, and MATH 10B

    Materials Science & Engineering Recommended Courses

    Math & Science

    Engineering

    Other

    CHEM 8A

    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 or IGETC Certification

    *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 must also be completed:

    • 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
    • CHEM 1A/1LA, 1B/1LB and BIOL 5A/5LA
    • 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 or IGETC Certification

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

     

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