First-Year Engineering Program Criteria

Thank you for your interest in applying to a CEAS major! For more information regarding how and when your application will be processed, please visit the CEAS Transition FAQs page.

The criteria on this page applies to: First-Year Engineering Program (FEP) students.

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Deadlines

FEP applicants can apply to CEAS programs during any academic semester. 

FEP application timelines and deadlines.
Applying for
Application deadline
Tentative decision date 
Spring 2022
December 3
Late December
Summer 2022 
April 22
Early May
Fall 2022 August 5  Mid-August

Policies

  • You have guaranteed admission to CEAS majors if you meet the criteria outlined below
  • CEAS reserves the right to consider academic misconduct and related circumstances as part of our application review process
  • You can remain in FEP for up to three consecutive semesters (i.e. fall, spring, summer)
  • You can be enrolled in the minimum credit hours and/or courses when you submit your application as long as you plan to complete the requirements by the end of the current semester
  • Your CEAS advisor will determine your transition schedule and timeline to co-op/graduation after you are accepted.

2021-2022 Criteria

First-Year Engineering Program 

FEP application criteria. 
Program
Required Math Credit
Required Science Credit
Overall UC GPA
Math/Science GPA
Aerospace Engineering (ASE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
3.2
3.0
Architectural Engineering (AE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.9 2.8
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
3.3
2.9
Chemical Engineering (CHE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.7
2.7
Civil Engineering (CE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.9 2.9
Computer Engineering (CMPE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.7
2.7
Computer Science (CS)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.9
2.9
Construction Management (CM)
MATH1061
N/A 2.4 N/A
Cybersecurity Engineering (CYE) MATH1061 CHEM1040 or PHYS2001 2.9 2.9
Electrical Engineering (EE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.7
2.7
Electrical Engineering Tech (EET)
MATH1026
CHEM1040 or PHYS1051
2.4
N/A
Environmental Engineering (ENVE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.6
2.6
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
3.2 2.8
Mechanical Engineering Tech (MET)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS1051
2.9 2.5

Fire Science Technology (FST)

Previous experience in fire service preferred

N/A
N/A
2.0
N/A