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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BS - Engineering - BS Mechanical Engineering

San José State University -to- Cabrillo College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

In order to be successful in this major you must complete the following articulated courses prior to transfer, earning grades of "C" or better on the first attempt. Students who struggle to achieve this should strongly consider selecting a different major.

Preparation for the Major:

General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
(or CHEM 1A taken at SJSU)
Chem 1A General Chemistry I (*)
   OR
Chem 1B General Chemistry II (*)
Note: This major only requires completion of one semester or two quarters of General Chemistry in lieu of CHEM 1A taken at SJSU.
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 5A Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 5B Analytical Geometry & Calculus II
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMATH 5C Analytical Geometry & Calculus III (*)
MATH 133A Ordinary Differential Equations
Community College math courses articulated with SJSU's Math 133A will meet course content requirements for the major but will not receive upper division credit.
MATH 7 Introduction to Differential Equations (*)
CONTENT CREDIT ONLY
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 4A Physics for Scientists & Engineers I
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 4B Physics for Scientists & Engineers II
PHYS 052 General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatPhys 4C Physics for Scientists & Engineers III

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

CE 099 Introductory StaticsENGR 35 Statics
EE 098 Introduction to Circuit AnalysisEngr 15 Circuits
ENGR 010 Introduction to EngineeringEngr 5 Engineering as a Profession
   AND
Engr 10 Engineering Communication
MATE 025 Introduction to MaterialsEngr 45 Engineering Materials
ME 020 Design and GraphicsEngr 25 Graphics and Design
   AND
Engr 26 Solid Modeling
ME 030 Computer ApplicationsCS 11 Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodology, C++
ME 041 Machine Shop SafetyNo Current Equivalent
To qualify for a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering, a student must receive a grade of "C-" or better in courses required for the major. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least "C" (2.0) in each one of the following categories: all college work (overall average), all units attempted at SJSU, all units in the major.

All students must satisfy the following prerequisite (or equivalent) prior to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU {Academic Senate policy S05-8}.

Once the following course requirement is completed (earning a grade of C or better), students should contact http://testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU. Passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registering for upper division courses:
ENGL 001B Composition 2
A "C" or better is required in English 1B (a "C-" is not acceptable).
Engl 1B Composition and Literature
   OR
ENGL 1BH Honors Composition and Literature
   OR
Engl 1BMC Composition and Literature: Multicultural Emphasis
   OR
Engl 2 Composition and Critical Thinking
   OR
ENGL 2H Honors Composition and Critical Thinking
   OR
ENGL 2MC Composition and Critical Thinking: Multicultural Emphasis
   OR
ENGL 2MCH Honors Composition and Critical Thinking: Multicultural Emphasis
or
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer CoursePhilo 49 Introduction to Critical Thinking
A course articulated to SJSU's English 1B is recommended, however any course approved for the IGETC second semester English composition area would be accepted to meet this requirement (a grade of "C" or better is required).

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Cabrillo College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Chem 1AGeneral Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence, with Lab
Chem 1BGeneral Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence, with Lab
MATH 5CMultivariable Calculus
MATH 7Ordinary Differential Equations
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Prior to transferring to San José State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San José State University.

2. Second Semester English Composition:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) as it is a prerequisite to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in this course (a "C-" is not acceptable). Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at testing.sjsu.edu.

3. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

4. Physical Education Requirement:
Two courses are required and must include at least two different activities. Completion of these courses will clear the graduation requirement at SJSU.

5. Lower Division Major Course Requirements:
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. These requirements are shown above.

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