Program Office: SCI I, 312
Faculty: T. Meyer, J. Lewis
Although CSUB does not offer a degree in engineering, students can complete a substantial portion of lower division courses required for engineering programs elsewhere. Students at CSUB enjoy the benefits of a liberal arts general education in small classes while preparing for more specialized study in engineering at other institutions.
Students who have completed the core mathematics and science sequences have been readily accepted by other universities, public and private, both within and outside of California. Formal arrangements for preferential admission to several other universities in the CSU system have been completed, and this program is currently being expanded. At present, the CSUB main campus has a formal articulation agreement with California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and California State University, Fresno.
Most engineering programs are highly structured and very demanding, and careful selection of courses for transfer programs is strongly urged. Students interested in the pre-engineering program are advised to consult with the pre-engineering advisor in the Department of Physics and Geology (SCI 273, 654-3027) for information and assistance in planning course work.
Special Consideration for Transfer to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - For many Kern County residents, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo offers the most attractive engineering program. CSUB has reached an agreement with Cal Poly whereby students who complete the specified transfer program at CSUB are given “special consideration” for admission. While there is no formal guarantee, completion of the following courses provides the student with a strong possibility of admission.
Basic Course Requirements:
- • CHEM 211, 212 General Chemistry
- • COMM 108 Strategies of Public Communication
- • CMPS 221 Programming Fundamentals
- • ENGR 160/161 Introduction to Engineering
- • ENGR 207 Electric Circuits
- • ENGR 240 Statics
- • ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature: Text and Contexts
- • ENGL 110 Writing and Research
- • MATH 201, 202/222, 203, 204 (Calculus sequence)
- • MATH 205 Ordinary Differential Equations
- • PHYS 221, 222, 223 (Calculus-based Physics sequence)
Other universities in the California State University System may require PHIL 102 Logical Reasoning and the University of California requires ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature instead of COMM 108. If time permits, additional courses from CSUB’s General Education program should be taken.
Joint Engineering Program - Pre-engineering students interested in computer or electrical engineering can complete all of the required general education courses, all prerequisite courses, and all engineering courses through the third year at either the CSUB main campus or CSUBAntelope Valley campus. This joint engineering program is a specifically designed, seamless, program offered as a collaborative effort by CSUB, CSU Fresno, and CSU Northridge. Students who satisfy the three-year curriculum requirements can go directly to either CSU Fresno or CSU Northridge to complete their fourth-year studies and obtain their engineering degree.
The third-year engineering courses (and lower-division courses not offered locally) will be provided to the CSUB main campus and CSUB-Antelope Valley campus using distance-learning technology by the engineering colleges at CSU Fresno and CSU Northridge. Upper-division general education courses will be provided by CSUB. The regularly scheduled engineering classes, given by CSU Fresno and CSU Northridge will be transmitted to TV studio classrooms at CSUB main campus and CSUBAntelope Valley campus. Students at the CSUB campuses will receive direct instruction and will be able to communicate with the instructors in real time via twoway video and audio.
Students selecting this program will enroll at either CSU Fresno or CSU Northridge. Once the engineering major is selected the program sequence will include courses from all three of the participating institutions. For course offering, consult the current Schedule of Classes.
ENGR 160 Engineering Orientation (1)
An introduction to the various areas within the engineering discipline. Description of engineering curricula and career opportunities within each of the various areas. Academic advising for transferring to other institutions with engineering degree programs. Primarily for students planning to major in one of the fields of engineering. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only. One hour lecture/ discussion.
ENGR 161 Introduction to Engineering (2)
Introduces students to real-life engineering projects. Students design, build, test and present engineering projects designed to solve specified problems within given constraints. Primarily for students planning to major in one of the fields of engineering. Two hours lecture/discussion.
ENGR 207 Electric Circuits (5)
Circuit laws and analysis of DC and AC circuits. Physical properties, electrical characteristics and circuits of discrete and integrated electrical and electronic devices. Design and construction of circuits with instrumentation applications. Three hours lecture/discussion and two three-hour laboratories per week. Prerequisites: PHYS 222, MATH 202/222 (MATH 203 recommended).
ENGR 240 Analytic Mechanics, Statics (5)
Fundamental principles of force systems acting on particles and rigid bodies in static equilibrium. Applications to structural and mechanical problems, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. Five hours lecture/discussion. Prerequisites: PHYS 221, Co-requisite MATH 202.