Applicable Terms


Fall 2013
Fall 2014

Computer Engineering


Selection to all majors is competitive. Cal Poly continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. All students must declare a major when submitting their application. Cal Poly comprehensively reviews all applications as we look for students who have strong academic records and are active in and outside the classroom. Beyond the basic qualifications for the California State University, Cal Poly considers other factors for admission and does so in an objective format. In fact, it is impossible to predict a candidate’s chances of admission by looking at the academic record alone. That is why when we review your application, we consider:

  • Number of units completed
  • Your intended program of study (the major to which you are applying)
  • Completion of CSU and Cal Poly program required coursework with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • General Education or IGETC courses
  • Academic performance in your classes (GPA)
  • Your extracurricular and work experience as specified on the Application for Admission.

All transfer applicants must have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units completed prior to transfer. For Fall Term admission, applicants must have the coursework completed no later than the end of the previous Spring Term.


Applicants will receive consideration for any General Education courses completed, but it is not expected that transfer students to this major will have full completion of all G.E. (General Education Breadth) or IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) requirements. English Composition and Speech are mandatory requirements.

Note: If your current institution does not have a G.E. Breadth or IGETC curriculum, reference Cal Poly’s General Education curriculum:


Courses listed below are important in applying to this major and you maximize (but not guarantee) your chance of selection. Fall Term applicants must complete these units by the Spring, not Summer, preceding their term of enrollment to receive consideration in the admission selection process.

Courses listed in bold are required for selection to this major. You will not be competitive in the selection process without them! Completing all listed courses, again, maximizes your competiveness in the selection process, but doesn’t guarantee selection.

NOTE: Use to identify the articulation (course equivalencies) between Cal Poly and California Community Colleges for these courses. Out-of-state and four-year transfer students may have to compare their catalog course descriptions with Cal Poly’s catalog to identify the equivalent course content for these courses. Cal Poly is unable to evaluate transcripts prior to selection.


English Composition Required
Speech Required

Courses that articulate with:
MATH 141/Calculus I and
MATH 142/Calculus II and
MATH 143/Calculus III and
MATH 241/Calculus IV and
MATH 244/Linear Analysis I


Courses that articulate with:
PHYS 141/General Physics IA and
PHYS 132/General Physics II and
PHYS 133/General Physics III


A course that articulates with:
CHEM 124/General Chemistry for Engineering I


Major Related Course 1*
A course that articulates with:
ME 211/Engineering Statics
Or MATE 210/Materials Engineering
A course that articulates with MATE 215/Materials Lab I


Major Related Courses 2*
Courses that articulate with
CPE 101/Fundamentals of Computer Science I and
CPE 102/Fundamentals of Computer Science II


Major Related Courses 3*
Courses that articulate with
EE 112/Electric Circuit Analysis I and
EE 211/Electric Circuit Analysis II and
EE 241/Electric Circuit Analysis Lab II and
CSC 141/Discrete Structures I


*These courses correspond to the Major Related section of the Application for Admission for this major.

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

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