Cal Engineering

<p>ummm are there any other Cal engineering students out there? Preferably the ME variety. Do we really have to take Engineering 7(MATLAB) even though we are well versed in Java,C/C++?</p>

<p>I think you can petition out of any class/requirement. I'm not saying (that I think) it's easy, but if you can show you've done work equivalent to a requirement, they can waive it. But aside from replacing a data structures course with another, or an OOP theory course with another, I doubt they'll let you waive a requirement because you have related knowledge. Like, I doubt I could waive such and such english course because I've written essays before. </p>

<p>Maybe at other schools or in other majors. Degrees of this caliber require some level of uniformity and weeding.</p>

<p>In short: I have no idea, but I would bet a lot of money that the answer is yes.</p>

<p>Ive taken about 3 semesters of programming already. Eng 7 is an INTRO to programming for engineers. Its also a freshman year course.
Oh another one, Eng 10, :/. This class is going to be a fall asleep class(i already have the ENTIRE undergrad physics series done...this is going to be a review).
What the hell Cal, way to make my transition retarded.</p>

<p>does the engineering department let you take credit by examination?</p>

<p>I have no idea. The whole articulation thing is really frustrating. As such, I have 5 lower division requirements I have to satisfy. Jesus.</p>

<p>yeah same here i have to take engin 7 and engin 10. not to mention the engineering breadth courses -_-</p>

<p>Ok SFwarrior, I have some good and bad news for you. I am going to Cal and I'm ME.</p>

<p>So the bad news, we do have to take MATLAB, even though you (I have as well), taken Java, C++, etc. But I'm assuming the reasoning behind this is because MATLAB is used for problem solving later on and makes things much easier, and all my friends at other colleges use it as well. I expect it to be fairly easy for us. I tried to look up course reviews, but I find mixed feelings. Some people think the lecture is basic and the assignments are super hard. But I have only seen like 2 reviews that said it was super easy if you have a programming background already. I guess we have a leg up having taken linear algebra as well.</p>

<p>The good news, we dont have to take Eng 10 because it is a freshman course, so they basically just waive it. I got this directly from one of the engineering advisors.</p>

<p>I'm frustrated because of the humanities/social science requirements. We have to take 6 courses, and 2 of them must be upper division, and one of those must be in series; meaning an upper division class in the same department as another class you have/are taking. I just need to take the two upper division ones because I have the other four done through my CC.</p>

<p>Another stupid requirement that everyone at Cal has to do is the American Cultures class. There are a bunch of classes that will satisfy this requirement, but I am pretty sure this class has to be taken at Cal.</p>

<p>I'm 90% sure I will spend my first year at Cal taking lower division stuff :/
Because you have to take E7 before you can take ME 40 and C85. And with all the humanities classes too, I feel a bit annoyed. I'm assuming I'll be at Cal for 3 years.</p>

<p>If you have more questions let me know. I don't know everything, but I have been digging around a lot lately.</p>

<p>@wizrd54 thanks. your post was really informative. wait I wasn't aware we couldnt take ME 40,C85 without Eng 7. Wow. What are your planned classes for the first semester?
As far as the h/ss reqs I have the four lower divisions done. I need to get the upper divs out of the way. </p>

<p>Lower divs I have finished:
-Physics 7A,7B
-Chem 1A,Chem 1B(technical elective)
-Math 1A,1B, 53, 54
-English A,B</p>

<p>So what can we take exactly? Btw Im taking Eng 7 with Frenklach :) he seems more reasonable than Papadopolous.
*<em>so much for my dreams of graduating with the class of 2012....
*</em>honestly what MATLAB can do C/C++ can do better. Imagine the look on the beginners faces when he teaches matrix multiplication using pointers. HAHAHHAHAH
**sorry for the triple edit hahah. GOOD NEWS: We can take ME C85 without Eng 7.
Introduction to Solid Mechanics -- Mechanical Engineering (MEC ENG) C85 [3 units]
Course Format: Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 53 and 54 (may be taken concurrently); Physics 7A.
Description: A review of equilibrium for particles and rigid bodies. Application to truss structures. The concepts of deformation, strain, and stress. Equilibrium equations for a continuum. Elements of the theory of linear elasticity. The states of plane stress and plane strain. Solution of elementary elasticity problems (beam bending, torsion of circular bars). Euler buckling in elastic beams. Also listed as Civil and Environmental Engineering C30.</p>

<p>hmm i didnt know we could take ME C85 without E7. there is a flowchart type thing that says its a pre req for me 40 and c85. i will have to email or call my advisor since i have so many questions. i also wanna say that you need to take 2 technical courses every semester.</p>

<p>keep me posted. If I can take ME C85 concurrently with E 7 that would be perfect. Since, in the spring, I could take ME 40.</p>