Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BS - Engineering - BS Computer Engineering

San José State University -to- Monterey Peninsula 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:

MATH 030 Calculus IMath 20A Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (*)
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 20B Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (*)
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 20C Calculus of Several Variables
MATH 042 Discrete MathematicsMATH 40 Discrete Mathematics
CSIS 12 Discrete Structures
MATH 129A Linear Algebra IMATH 31 Linear Algebra (*)
MATH 133A Ordinary Differential EquationsMath 32 Differential Equations
Community College courses articulated with SJSU's Math 129A and Math 133A will meet course content requirements for the major but will not receive upper division credit.
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 3A Science and Engineering Physics I
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 3B Science and Engineering Physics II

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

CMPE 030 Programming Concepts and MethodologyCSIS 10A Programming Methods I: JAVA (*)
CMPE 050 Object-Oriented Concepts and MethodologyCSIS 10B Programming Methods II: JAVA (*)
ENGR 010 Introduction to EngineeringENGR 1A Introduction to Engineering
EE 097 Introductory Electrical Engineering LaboratoryENGR 12L Engineering Circuits Laboratory
EE 098 Introduction to Circuit AnalysisEngr 12 Engineering Circuits

WST Prerequisite:

Beginning Fall 2014 the prerequisite for the WST is the completion of the CSU GE A3 with a grade of C or better. 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). In doing this students will be more prepared to pass the WST and 100W course at SJSU.
Once the following recommended course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact our testing office: to register for the WST exam at SJSU (passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registration for upper division courses):
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second semester English composition 1B area is highly recommended
No Current Equivalent
ENGL 001B Composition 2ENGL 1B Introduction to Literature
ENGL 2 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Monterey Peninsula College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Math 20ASingle Variable Calculus I
Math 20BSingle Variable Calculus II
MATH 31Introduction to Linear Algebra
CSIS 10AProgramming Concepts and Methodology I
CSIS 10BProgramming Concepts and Methodology II
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


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. 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. These requirements 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 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 Jose State University.

3. Second Semester English Composition highly recommended:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST and 100W course at SJSU. 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

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 US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.