Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Changing Majors

To change your major to Mechanical Engineering from a major in any College (including Engineering):

  • For students who matriculated to UC Davis as freshmen:
  1. Be a registered student and have completed at least one quarter (minimum of 12 units) at UC Davis
  2. Have completed not more than 135 cumulative units (excluding AP units);
  3. Be in good academic standing and meet minimum progress requirements;
  4. Have received a letter grade for all courses that satisfy Engineering degree requirements
  5. Have
    1. completed at least the following five courses: MAT 21A, B, C, PHY 9A, and CHE 2A and
    2. have a GPA of 2.800 or better in all completed MAT, PHY, BIS, and CHE courses required for your intended major, and have received a C- or better in each of these courses
  6. Have no grade lower than a C- in any completed engineering course required for your intended major(s) taken at UC Davis
  7. Have a 2.800 UC GPA in completed engineering courses
  • For all students who matriculated to UC Davis as transfer students: **NEW Fall Quarter 2017**
  1. Be a registered student and have completed at least one quarter (minimum of 12 units) at UC Davis
  2. Have completed not more than 135 cumulative units (excluding AP units)
  3. Be in good academic standing and meet minimum progress requirements
  4. Have received a letter grade for all courses that satisfy Engineering degree requirements
  5. Transfer students must have completed all transfer admission course requirements for the intended major, and must have received at least a 2.800 GPA or higher in these courses, and have received a C- or better in each of these courses. Transfer admission course requirements can be found here: https://www.ucdavis.edu/admissions/transfer/major-requirements-college-engineering 
  6. Have no grade lower than a C- in any completed engineering course required for your intended major(s) taken at UC Davis
  7. Have a 2.800 UC GPA in completed engineering courses

To change your major to Aerospace Science and Engineering from a major in any College (including Engineering):

  • For students who matriculated to UC Davis as freshmen:
  1. Be a registered student and have completed at least one quarter (minimum of 12 units) at UC Davis
  2. Have completed not more than 135 cumulative units (excluding AP units);
  3. Be in good academic standing and meet minimum progress requirements;
  4. Have received a letter grade for all courses that satisfy Engineering degree requirements
  5. Have
    1. completed at least the following five courses: MAT 21A, B, C, PHY 9A, and CHE 2A and
    2. have a GPA of 2.000 or better in all completed MAT, PHY, BIS, and CHE courses required for your intended major, and have received a C- or better in each of these courses
  6. Have no grade lower than a C- in any completed engineering course required for your intended major(s) taken at UC Davis
  7. Have a 2.000 UC GPA in completed engineering courses
  • For all students who matriculated to UC Davis as transfer students:  **NEW Fall Quarter 2017**
  1. Be a registered student and have completed at least one quarter (minimum of 12 units) at UC Davis
  2. Have completed not more than 135 cumulative units (excluding AP units)
  3. Be in good academic standing and meet minimum progress requirements
  4. Have received a letter grade for all courses that satisfy Engineering degree requirements
  5. Transfer students must have completed all transfer admission course requirements for the intended major, and must have received at least a 2.000 GPA or higher in these courses, and have received a C- or better in each of these courses. Transfer admission course requirements can be found here: https://www.ucdavis.edu/admissions/transfer/major-requirements-college-engineering 
  6. Have no grade lower than a C- in any completed engineering course required for your intended major(s) taken at UC Davis
  7. Have a 2.000 UC GPA in completed engineering courses

To have your change of major request processed prior to Pass 1 registration for the next quarter, you must submit a change of major petition by the tenth day of instruction.

When you have satisfied all of the change of major requirements, please submit a change of major form and an academic plan  for the upcoming three quarters.

Please review the degree requirements for your intended major to find out what courses should be included in your plan, when courses are offered, and what prerequisites courses have: Mechanical EngineeringAerospace Science and Engineering.

The Change of Major Form and Academic Plan form are available through OASIS.

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