Curriculum

 

    Curriculum Information

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirements

    The requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering are determined by the catalog year associated with the year the student is accepted to the major.  Students may opt to change their catalog year requirements to the newest version in consultation with an academic advisor.  

   

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  2018-2019 Transition Guidelines:

  Students may choose to update their program requirements to the newest catalog requirements but are not required to do so.  The following table may be used to assist in deciding whether it would be beneficial to stay on the current catalog or update to the 2018-2019 catalog.   

Your situation

Recommendation

Will have taken Senior Design (ME 4971/2) before Fall 2020

Will have taken ME 2120 or equiv. before Fall 2018

Will have taken 1-unit ME 3040 or equiv. before Fall 2018

Yes

Yes

Yes

Do not move to Fall 2018 Curriculum. 

Take ME 4140 and 4 upper division electives

Yes

Yes

No

Do not move to Fall 2018 Curriculum. 

Take ME 3040 (3 units), ME 4140, and 3 upper division electives

Yes

No

Yes

Do not move to Fall 2018 Curriculum. 

Take CE 2120, ME 4140, and 4 upper division electives

Yes

No

No

Do not move to Fall 2018 Curriculum. 

Substitute Math 2550 for ME 2120.  Take ME 3040 (3 units), ME 4140, and 3 upper division electives

No

No

No

Move to Fall 2018 Curriculum. 

Take ME 2030 (or the pilot courses this spring – see below), ME 3040 (3 units), Math 2550, ME 4110 and 2 upper division electives

No

Yes

No

Move to Fall 2018 Curriculum. 

Substitute ME 2120 for Math 2550. Take ME 2030 (or the pilot courses this spring – see below), ME 3040 (3 units), ME 4110 and 2 upper division electives

 

 

  Quarter-to-Semester Conversion (2016-2017 Catalog)

      Cal State LA converted from a quarter-system campus to a semester-system campus effective Fall semester 2016.  As a result of this conversion, the requirements for the bachelor of science in mechanical engineering underwent some curricular changes.  Those continuing students who were admitted prior to the semester conversion have the option to continue to complete the quarter-based mechanical engineering program or they may choose to update their requirements to the semester-based program.  This would not affect a students general education requirements, which may also be completed to either the quarter or semester system catalog irrespective of which mechanical engineering requirements they choose. For further information, students should make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor.