University of California, Santa Barbara

Changing Your Major to MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Change of Major and Change of College

All students interested in changing into Mechanical Engineering, must first meet with Suzi See, the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Advisor, so she can go over the process and the requirements.  You can either email her, ssee [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu, or stop by her office, Engr II, Room 2355.  No appointment is necessary.

Current UCSB students in a non-engineering major, as well as students wishing to change from one engineering major to Mechanical Engineering, must complete a pre-defined set of coursework (see below). 

If you are a current mechanical engineering student wishing to change to another engineering major, consult the College of Engineering Undergraduate Office

Students who have completed more than 105 units will not be considered for a change of major/change of college in engineering or computer science unless they can demonstrate that they will be able to complete all the degree requirements for the proposed program without exceeding 215 total units.

Before petitioning for a change of major to mechanical engineering, a minimum of six (6) of the following core courses or their UC equivalents must be completed: Math 3A-B-C; Math 4A-B; Math 5A-B-C; Math 6A-B; Physics 1-2; ME 14-15 (at least one of the 6 courses must include ME 14 or ME 15). Acceptance into the major will be based on UC grade point averages*, applicable courses completed, and available space.

*The calculation of the core course GPA will be based on all classes completed from this list at the time of petitioning.

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