Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BS - Engineering - BS Industrial and Systems Engineering

San José State University -to- Mendocino 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.

Second Course in English Composition

(select a course approved in CSU GE Area C2 and articulates to the following course):
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENG 201 Critical Thinking Through Literature

Preparation for the Major:

CHEM 001A General ChemistryCHM 250 General Chemistry I
General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
General chemistry for majors that require only one semester (two quarters) of general chemistry, rather than a full year of general chemistry, and when articulation to SJSU's CHEM 1A course is not available.
CHM 250 General Chemistry I
Chm 251 General Chemistry II
MATH 030 Calculus IMTH 210 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
MATH 031 Calculus IIMTH 211 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMTH 212 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III
MATH 123 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
Content Credit Only - Community College math courses articulated with SJSU's Math 123 will meet course content requirements for the major but will not receive upper division credit.
MTH 214 Linear Algebra
MTH 215 Differentail Equations
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPHY 220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPHY 221 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

ENGR 010 Introduction to EngineeringNo Current Equivalent
ME 020 Design and GraphicsNo Current Equivalent
EE 098 Introduction to Circuit AnalysisNo Current Equivalent
MATE 025 Introduction to MaterialsNo Current Equivalent
CMPE 030 Programming Concepts and MethodologyCSC 221 Programming and Algorithms I


Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
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. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.

2. 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 under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at:

4. 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 under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.