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TRANSFER COURSE CRITERIA FOR

Architectural Engineering


Along with the general selection criteria, every major has required and recommended coursework for transfer students to have completed in order to be considered competitive during the selection process.

Required Courses

Before applying to a major, you should successfully complete or be in the process of completing the required courses to maximize (but not guarantee) your chance of selection. You must complete these units by the spring of the term before your intended fall enrollment to receive consideration during the selection process.

Desired Courses

Because Cal Poly is highly impacted and selection to all majors is very competitive, desired courses should also be successfully completed or in progress when you apply for admission.

Evaluating Your Courses

All the courses listed are Cal Poly Courses. You can use www.assist.org to identify the course equivalencies between Cal Poly and the California Community Colleges. Be sure to use the corresponding academic year in which you completed the course. If you are out-of-state or a transfer student from another four-year institution, you may have to compare your catalog course descriptions with Cal Poly’s catalog to identify the equivalent courses. Cal Poly is unable to evaluate transcripts for you prior to selection.

Course Listings

Fall 2022

Required Courses

English/Communications

  • English Composition
  • Speech

Mathematics

  • MATH 141/Calculus I
  • MATH 142/Calculus II
  • MATH 143/Calculus III
  • MATH 241/Calculus IV
  • MATH 244/Linear Analysis I

Physics

  • PHYS 141/General Physics IA
  • PHYS 132/General Physics II
  • PHYS 133/General Physics III

Chemistry

  • CHEM 124/General Chemistry for Engineering I

Major Related 1

  • ARCH 131/Design and Visual Communication 1.1
  • ARCH 132/Design and Visual Communication 1.2
  • ARCH 133/Design and Visual Communication 1.3

Major Related 2

  • CSC 231/Programming for Engineering Students

AND

  • ARCE 211/Structures I
  • ARCE 212/Structures II

OR

  • ME 211/Engineering Statics
  • CE 204/Mechanics of Materials I

Desired Courses

Major Related 3

  • ME 212/Engineering Dynamics

Fall 2023

Required Courses

English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication/English Composition
  • Critical Thinking

Mathematics

  • MATH 141/Calculus I
  • MATH 142/Calculus II
  • MATH 143/Calculus III
  • MATH 241/Calculus IV
  • MATH 244/Linear Analysis I

Physics

  • PHYS 141/General Physics IA
  • PHYS 132/General Physics II
  • PHYS 133/General Physics III

Chemistry

  • CHEM 124/General Chemistry for Engineering I

Major Related 

  • ARCH 131/Design and Visual Communication 1.1
  • ARCH 132/Design and Visual Communication 1.2
  • ARCH 133/Design and Visual Communication 1.3
  • CSC 231/Programming for Engineering Students
  • ARCE 211/Structures I
    and ARCE 212/Structures II
    OR
    ME 211/Engineering Statics
    and CE 204/Mechanics of Materials I

Desired Courses

Major Related 

  • ME 212/Engineering Dynamics

Please Note: All information is subject to change without prior notice.