Newly Admitted Engineering Students...
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View the schedule of engineering sessions here.
Interested in changing your major to engineering or to an impacted engineering major?
If you are interested in changing your major to one of our four impacted majors (Bioengineering, Bioengineering: Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science: Bioinformatics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering: Computer Engineering ) you need to contact the department directly. There is a whole separate process to apply to the major after your first year. Spots are very limited and highly competitive.
If you are interested in changing your major to Bioengineering or Bioengineering: Biotechnology you need to contact the Bioengineering Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website to learn the details and possibility of changing.
If you are interested in changing your major to Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering you need to contact the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at email@example.com or visit their website to learn the details and possibility of changing.
If you are interested in changing your major to Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Computer Science: Bioinformatics, you need to contact the Computer Science and Engineering Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find a full list of engineering majors (both open and impacted) please click here. Majors that are open, can be changed into and out of at any time. You will need to notify the Office of Admissions if you wish to make this change before attendance in the fall.
Do you offer tours of engineering facilities?
The Jacobs School of Engineering currently does NOT offer tours of its facilities. As you can imagine, there are several factors that prohibit public access to our laboratory spaces. If interested in touring the UC San Diego campus, you can sign up for a free tour here. You can also visit department advising when you are here. Please visit their respective websites for Undergraduate Advising hours and locations.
Can I change colleges?
No. Each college has a certain number of spaces for freshmen. Unlike most universities, your college is not determined by your major. This gives you a unique opportunity to meet a wider range of people.
However, after you have completed your college's writing program – and if you can demonstrate that switching to a different college will allow you to graduate in fewer academic quarters – you may submit a college change petition through your college's academic advisor. In practice, the overwhelming majority of students are happy with their college assignment, even if it was not their first choice originally, and very few students apply to switch.
Can I double major or major/minor?
You can double-major in an engineering and NON-engineering major. You CANNOT double major in two engineering majors. Similarly, you can major/minor in an engineering major and a non-engineering minor. Some common combinations are engineering/math, engineering/economics.