Undergraduate Admission

Prospective students are encouraged to review the Structural Engineering Undergraduate Handbook to learn more about the program's mission and objectives, requirements, courses, and academic enrichment opportunities.

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.

Due to high demand, ALL engineering majors, including Structural Engineering, at the Jacobs School have been designated as oversubscribed and have been granted capped status.

Unfortunately, this means that many qualified, exceptional students will not received admission into an engineering 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.

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

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.

Due to high demand, ALL engineering majors, including Structural Engineering, at the Jacobs School have been designated as oversubscribed and have been granted capped status.

Unfortunately, this means that many qualified, exceptional students will not received admission into an engineering 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.

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

Potential transfer students who have specific questions related to the Structural Engineering major and required major classes can contact the Structural Engineering Student Affairs department at se-sa@ucsd.edu.  

Continuing Student Admission (Change of Major):

Change of major applications to Structural Engineering are open and reviewed each quarter.  Due to high demand, ALL engineering majors, including Structural Engineering, at the Jacobs School have been designated as oversubscribed and have been granted capped status.

Unfortunately, this means that many qualified, exceptional students will not received admission into an engineering major. 

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 24th, 2018 - October 5th, 2018

    • Winter: December 17th, 2018 - January 6th, 2019

    • Spring: March 25th, 2019 - April 10th, 2019

    • Summer: June 17, 2019 - July 1, 2019

  • 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.