Transfer Information (Engineering + Computer Science Majors)

Students that apply for admission to UMBC and select Mechanical, Chemical, Computer Engineering and Computer Science as their desired major are not automatically admitted into the respective program. Students interested in admittance to the program must meet the appropriate gateway criteria. All students should note the the Repeat Policy for their intended major.

Students transferring from four-year institutions, in-state or out-of-state, and from out-of-state community colleges, must provide course descriptions to determine course equivalencies. It is the student’s responsibility to locate and provide all of the necessary information (including course descriptions, syllabi) to facilitate this more detailed course-by-course review. Students transferring to UMBC from Maryland Community Colleges have access to ARTSYS, the Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities.

Advisors are located in the Information Technology/Engineering (ITE) Building in Rooms 203–206 or can be reached by calling (410) 455-3096.

If a transfer student has completed the gateway courses with the appropriate GPA and is ready to proceed with upper level courses, he/she will typically be assigned a faculty advisor in their designated major. Transfer students who are not yet at this point in the curriculum will continue to be advised by professional staff in the College, and upon completion of the gateway will be assigned a faculty advisor.

The following information is of particular interest to students transferring into Engineering and Computer Science programs at UMBC. Students must complete the specified gateway for their selected major.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING GATEWAY REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete MATH 151, ENES 101, CHEM 101, and ENGL 100, or ENGL 110. These courses must be completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and all courses listed as required for an engineering major must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.  Students must choose a track to complete—Traditional, Biotechnology/Bioengineering, or Environmental Engineering. Students who have had more than a two-year break in enrollment must complete the requirements in effect at UMBC at the time of readmission to higher education.

Transfer Students: In addition to the four courses listed above, please note that the grades for all math, chemistry, physics, and engineering courses will be included in the gateway GPA calculation.

Repeat policy
At UMBC, Students may not register for a course more than two times. They are considered registered for a course if they are enrolled after the end of the schedule adjustment period. A course in which the student receives a grade of “W” (Withdraw) is counted as an attempt. Students may petition the Office of Undergraduate Education for a third and final attempt of a course taken at UMBC or another institution.

Download the Chemical Engineering Bioengineering Track [PDF]
Download the Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology/Bioengineering Track [PDF]
See Chemical Engineering website for additional information.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING GATEWAY REQUIREMENTS
The following must be completed with a 3.0 GPA; note that CMPE 212 requires a grade of “B” or better: CMPE 201, CMPE 212 (“B” required), MATH 251, ENGL 100, PHYS 122. Students must choose a track to complete—VLSI or Communications.

Repeat policy
At UMBC, students may not register for a course more than two times. They are considered registered for a course if they are enrolled after the end of the schedule adjustment period. A course in which the student receives a grade of “W” (Withdraw) is counted as an attempt. Students may petition the Office of Undergraduate Education for a third and final attempt of a course taken at UMBC or another institution.

Download the Computer Engineering (Communications Engineering Track) Four-Year Plan [PDF]
Download the Computer Engineering (VLSI Track) Four-Year Plan [PDF]
See Computer Engineering website for additional information.

COMPUTER SCIENCE GATEWAY REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete CMSC 201 and CMSC 202 (minimum grade of “B” required) and CMSC 203 (minimum grade of “C” required). A grade of “C” or better is necessary for any course to be applied to the computer science major. Transfer students majoring in computer science must complete at least 18 credits in CMSC, CMPE, or ENEE courses at UMBC.

Repeat policy
At UMBC, students may not register for a course more than two times. They are considered registered for a course if they are enrolled after the end of the schedule adjustment period. A course in which the student receives a grade of “W” (Withdraw) is counted as an attempt. Students may petition the Office of Undergraduate Education for a third and final attempt of a course taken at UMBC or another institution.

Download the Computer Science Four-Year Plan [PDF]
See Computer Science website for additional information.

Students who are interested in the Game Development track should contact gaim@umbc.edu.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GATEWAY REQUIREMENTS

EFFECTIVE FALL 2009, PLEASE NOTE
Students that began their higher education Fall 2009 and after and have maintained continuous enrollment without a two-year break must complete MATH 152, ENES101, and ENME 110, with a grade of “B” or better, and CHEM 101, with a grade of “C” or better. Students who do not meet the grade requirement will be permitted a single repeat of two of the gateway courses to earn the required grade. Enrolling in a gateway course at UMBC or a Mechanical Engineering Department pre-approved equivalent course at another institution is considered an attempt. Students are not allowed to take any 300-level or 400-level mechanical engineering courses until the gateway requirement is fulfilled.

Students admitted prior to Fall 2009 and transfer students that began their higher education prior to Fall 2009 that have maintained a continuous enrollment (without a two-year break) must complete the gateway requirements: MATH 151, ENES 101, CHEM 101, and ENGL 100 or ENGL 110. These courses must be completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and all courses listed as required for an engineering major must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Transfer Students: In addition to the four courses listed above, please note that the grades for all math, chemistry, physics, and engineering courses will be included in the gateway GPA calculation.

Repeat policy
At UMBC, students may not register for a course more than two times. They are considered registered for a course if they are enrolled after the end of the schedule adjustment period. A course in which the student receives a grade of “W” (Withdraw) is counted as an attempt. Students may petition the Office of Undergraduate Education for a third and final attempt of a course taken at UMBC or another institution; however, the Department of Mechanical Engineering will not support petitions to repeat required lower-level courses for the purpose of continuing in the major. Transfer students who have more than two attempts in a course will not be permitted to major in Mechanical Engineering.

Download the Mechanical Engineering Four-Year Plan [PDF]
See Mechanical Engineering website for additional information.