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Recommended Coursework for Transfer to a 4-year University

The Cuyamaca College Engineering Program provides the first 2 years of a 4-year engineering education.  Cuyamaca engineering students then continue their studies at 4-year universities.  Cuyamaca engineering students follow one of 3 tracks:  The Civil Engineering track, the Electrical/Computer Engineering track, or the Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering track. These tracks are advisory only, and students preparing to enter an engineering program at a specific university should tailor their courses to meet the needs of that program.

Note: You may be dismayed by the high unit loads recommended below.  These high loads are dictated by San Diego State University's general education requirements for transfer students.  Other universities do not have the same general education transfer requirements.  Also, it is possible to complete many of your general education courses during summer session and winter intersession, thereby reducing the load during the regular school year.

Recommended Course of Study for Civil Engineers

Fall, Freshman year

Spring, Freshman year

CHEM 141 - General Chemistry I

5

ENGR 119 - Basic Engineering CAD

3

ENGR 100 - Intro. to Engineering and Design

3

ENGR 120 - Engineering Computer Applications

3

MATH 180 - Calculus I

5

MATH 280 - Calculus II

4

 

 

PHYC 190 - Mechanics & Heat

5

General Education

6

General Education

6

TOTAL

19

TOTAL

21

Fall, Sophomore year

Spring, Sophomore year

ENGR 200 - Statics

3

ENGR 218 - Plane Surveying

4

 

 

ENGR 220 - Dynamics

3

MATH 281 - Calculus III

4

MATH 285 - Differential Equations

3

PHYC 200 - Electricity & Magnetism

5

PHYC 210 - Waves & Modern Physics or MATH 160 - Statistics

5
3

General Education

9

General Education

6

TOTAL

21

TOTAL

19-21

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Recommended Course of Study for Electrical and Computer Engineers

Fall, Freshman year

Spring, Freshman year

CHEM 141 - General Chemistry I

5

CS 181Intro. C++ Programming or
CS 182 - Intro.
Java Programming

3

ENGR 100 - Intro. to Engineering and Design

3

MATH 280 - Calculus II

4

MATH 180 - Calculus I

5

PHYC 190 - Mechanics & Heat

5

General Education

6

General Education

9

TOTAL

19

TOTAL

21

Fall, Sophomore year

Spring, Sophomore year

CS 281 - Intermediate C++ or
CS 282 - Intermediate Java/ Data Structures

3

ENGR 210 - Electric Circuits

3

ENGR 270 - Digital Systems 4 MATH 284 - Linear Algebra

3

MATH 281 - Calculus III

4

MATH 285 - Differential Equations

3

PHYC 200 - Electricity & Magnetism

5

PHYC 210 - Waves & Modern Physics*

5*

General Education 3

General Education

9

TOTAL

19

TOTAL

23*

*Electrical/Computer Engineering students intent on transferring to SDSU are not required to take PHYC 210.
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Recommended Course of Study for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers

Fall, Freshman year

Spring, Freshman year

CHEM 141 - General Chemistry I

5

ENGR 119 - Basic Engineering CAD

3

ENGR 100 - Intro. to Engineering and Design

3

ENGR 120 - Engineering Computer Applications

3

MATH 180 - Calculus I

5

MATH 280 - Calculus II

4

 

PHYC 190 - Mechanics & Heat

5

General Education

9

General Education

6

TOTAL

22

TOTAL

21

Fall, Sophomore year

Spring, Sophomore year

ENGR 200 - Statics 3

ENGR 210 - Electric Circuits

3

ENGR 260 - Materials

3

ENGR 220 - Dynamics

3

MATH 281 - Calculus III

4

MATH 285 - Differential Equations

3

PHYC 200 - Electricity & Magnetism

5

PHYC 210 - Waves & Modern Physics

5

General Education

6

General Education

6

TOTAL

21

TOTAL

20

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