The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley program, offered through the Antelope Valley Engineering Program (AVEP), only accepts upper-division transfers with a minimum of 60 units. The program admits once a year in the Fall semester. There is no Spring semester admission.
CSU Transfer Eligibility
To be considered for transfer admission to CSULB, applicants must be eligible for transfer to a California State University (CSU) campus. CSU application requirements can be found at http://www.csulb.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-eligibility.
Major-Specific Transfer Requirements
To be considered for admission to the BS in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley major, applicants must demonstrate the following:
- Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
- Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):
- 8 semester units of mathematics (MATH 122, 123)
- 4 semester units of calculus-based physics (PHYS 151)
- 4 semester units of Calculus III (MATH 224)
- 4 semester units of Physics Electricity and Magnetism (PHYS 152)
- 5 semester units of general chemistry (CHEM 111A)
Any applicant who meets both the CSU Transfer Eligibility requirements and the Major-Specific Transfer Requirements will be entered into a competitive admission pool for the BS in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley major.
Applicants in the competitive admission pool are evaluated for cohort readiness by checking for completion of Preferred Requirements. Preferred Requirements are considered satisfied if the course will be complete prior to the start of the AVEP cohort, or can be reasonably completed during the first semester of the program.
Preferred Requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better.
- 3 semester units of computer methods (MAE 205 or equivalent)
- 3 semester units of engineering design graphics (MAE 172)
- 3 semester units of calculus-based statics (CE 205)
- 9 semester units of category C (3 units of Art, 3 units of Humanities, and an additional 3 units of arts or Humanities)*
- 9 semester units of category D (3 units of US History, 3 units of Constitution & American Ideals)*
- 3 semester units of category E (self-integration)
* Choose 3 to 6 units in category C and/or D in Global Issues (3 units) and U.S. Human Diversity (3 units). See ASSIST.org, "For GE/Breadth Agreement" menu item.
Offers of Admission
The rank of an applicant in the competitive pool is dependent on the overall GPA as well as the number of Preferred Requirements that have been satisfied. The candidates deemed by the Application Review Committee to be the best prepared to succeed in a cohort will be offered admission, subject to availability of space in the cohort.
To apply, go to Cal State Apply and be sure to select “Mechanical Engineering - Extension” with Program Code 09101. The link will direct students to the BS in Mechanical Engineering – Antelope Valley application (not the CSU Long Beach main campus application).