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Engineering?

swissmiss07swissmiss07 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
So I know that bioengineering is extremely competetive to get into, but is that true for all engineering majors (like mechanical engineering for example)? Or are the other schools easier to get into overall?
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  • SlorgSlorg Registered User Posts: 2,009 Senior Member
    No. Some engineering majors aren't impacted (more people want to have the major than the department can support). BioE is the hardest major to get in to I believe.
  • SageSage Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    ^--- What he said. The Bioengineering and computer science majors are impacted, but the rest aren’t.
  • chowdychowdy Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    All variants of CSE are (CS, CE, CS:Bioinformatics, etc).

    isn't ECE impacted?
  • SlorgSlorg Registered User Posts: 2,009 Senior Member
    ECE is not impacted. It used to be because there was one class that had a ton of ECE majors, but that class graduated two years ago I think.
  • infamyinfamy Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    It's true that BioE/CSE etc. are impacted and harder to get into the other engineering majors, but there are still higher reqts. to get into an engineering major compared to a non-eng one.
  • dimedropperdimedropper Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
    what about EE? i thought engineering majors were impacted at every school.
  • NoFXNoFX Registered User Posts: 3,784 Senior Member
    Omg! I put my major down as cognitive science in the start but at the last minute I changed it because... (i have no idea).
    I had no idea that it was competitive to get into !!!!!!

    I think, THINK, i put it down as 1st choice BioEngineering (premed), 2nd choice Bioengineering (tech?).
    Is the first one you guys are talking about, the hardest one? Or the 2nd one? Or..both..?
  • SageSage Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    Biotech is much harder to get in than BioE premed – if you don’t get into premed, there’s definitely no way to get into Biotech.

    With BioE premed, they don’t screen you at the prospective student level – instead, they screen you by making you maintain a 3.0 GPA within a subset of engineering-related classes (calc, programming, chem, physics, etc.). So, a lot more people get accepted into UCSD as BioE premed rather than BioE or BioE Biotech, but about 50% of the BioE premeds either drop or don’t make the 3.0 cut.

    I would think you would have put Biotech as your first choice and BioE premed as your second, because (if I remember correctly) the application stated that if you chose BioE or Biotech, then you had to have a second, non-impacted choice.
  • dimedropperdimedropper Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
    so is EE an impacted major?
  • NoFXNoFX Registered User Posts: 3,784 Senior Member
    Oh no.. thanks sage for the information.
    I do not think I'll get into UCSD then. I'll just cross my fingers for bioE premed..

    Can you change your major after you get in? Just say I got in as BioEpremed, can I change it to cognitive science?
  • SageSage Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    Definitely. Changing majors is relatively easy here (aside from transferring into engineering/impacted programs).

    And don’t worry too much. :) I’m not some big hot-shot, and yet I got into Biotech.
  • darkhopedarkhope Registered User Posts: 1,299 Senior Member
    ...i thought bme premed was a impacted major? ><
  • darkhopedarkhope Registered User Posts: 1,299 Senior Member
    nvm it is not impacted...srry for the post =D
  • darkhopedarkhope Registered User Posts: 1,299 Senior Member
    however...just wondering is it harder to get into bmepremed than to get into a lsa, eg: biology, chem, biochem, etc.
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