Undergraduate Admission

Structural Engineering "Capped" Status

The university has declared the B.S. program in Structural Engineering as “capped”.  Effective Fall 2015, ALL engineering majors are capped for ALL students. 

What does Capped Status mean?

Capped Status means that you will not automatically be admitted to the major even if you are admitted to UCSD.  In other words there is a cap on the number of students who can declare the major.   This is due to the fact that the number of students interested in structural engineering undergraduate programs exceeds the resources available to accommodate this demand.  Providing a quality program is of the highest priority to the Department of Structural Engineering.

 

New Freshman Admission:

Students will be selected according to the UC San Diego Office of Undergraduate Admissions Holistic Review scores, taking into consideration the number of slots available in the Structural Engineering Department.

New Transfer Admission:

Students will be selected by the UC San Diego Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on the students’ community college GPA, and taking into consideration the number of slots available in the Structural Engineering Department. Additionally, transfer students should have completed courses equivalent to UC San Diego’s Math 18, Math 20A-D; Physics 2A–C, 2BL, 2CL; and Chemistry 6A.

For more detailed information on UC San Diego’s application and admissions process, please visit http://admissions.ucsd.edu/freshmen/index.html.

 

Continuing Student Admission (Change of Major):

The Structural Engineering Department will admit 10 continuing students into the capped Structural Engineering  major each year.  Continuing students are not eligible to apply after 6 quarters (2 years), for Freshman, and after 3 quarters (1 year), for Transfers, as time to graduation would be delayed. Continuing students who wish to be considered must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

               Students who entered UCSD as a FRESHMAN:

                              Completion of all the following Lower Division Requirements for the major:

                                            If applying at the end of the 1st year:  Math 20A—Math 20C

                                                                                                    Physics 2A, 2B, and 2BL

                                                                                                    Chem 6A

 

                                             If applying at the end of the 2nd year:  Math 18, Math 20A - Math 20E
                                                                                                     Physics 2A - 2C, 2BL and 2CL

                                                                                                     Chem 6A

 

 

                 Students who entered UCSD as a TRANSFER:

                                Completion of all the following Lower Division Requirements for the requested major:

                                              Math 18, Math 20A – 20E

                                              Physics 2A - 2C, 2BL and 2CL

                                              Chem 6A

 

HOW TO APPLY TO CHANGE YOUR MAJOR TO SE:

  • Upon completion of the above required courses, students may apply.

  • Applications will be opened each quarter during the following dates:

    • Fall: September 25th, 2017 - October 6th, 2017

    • Winter: December 18th, 2017 - January 5th, 2018

    • Spring: March 26th, 2018 - April 6th, 2018

    • Summer: June 18, 2018 - July 1, 2018

  • Apply here:  MyJSOE MAJOR CHANGE APPLICATION
  • Continuing students’ (change of major) applications will be approved, starting with the student having the highest GPA in the twelve required courses (seven for Freshman), until the target enrollment number is reached.