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
If applying at the end of the 2nd year: Math 18, Math 20A - Math 20E
Physics 2A - 2C, 2BL and 2CL
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
HOW TO APPLY TO CHANGE YOUR MAJOR TO SE:
Upon completion of the above required courses, students may apply.
The application period is Summer 2017 (exact dates TBD)..
- Applications will be accepted only once per year during Summer.
- 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.