5 Why Berkeley Engineering? One of the best engineering schools (national and international reputation)An outstanding education (courses taught by faculty) and excellent prep for grad school/workCutting edge research (brought to classroom, research money = opportunities for students)Excellent job placement in all majors with great starting salaries:BS/BA $60KMS $80KPhD $100K
6 Why Berkeley Engineering? Our Rankings #2 in the nation!10 programs nationally ranked:#1 Civil Engineering#2 Chemical Engineering#2 Computer Engineering#2 Environmental Engineering#2 Mechanical Engineering#3 Materials Engineering#4 Electrical Engineering#4 Nuclear Engineering#5 Industrial Engineering#14 BioengineeringSource: US News & World Report 2010
7 Why Berkeley Engineering? Our Faculty 216 Faculty 58 Endowed chairs/distinguished professorships 77 Members of the National Academy of Engineering 33 Recipients of UCB’s Distinguished Teaching Award 3 Recipients of the Turing Award in Computer Science
9 Why Berkeley Engineering Why Berkeley Engineering? Our Co-Curricular Learning & Professional Development OpportunitiesEngineering Student Organizations (almost 40 including Academic & Professional, Honorary, Gender & Cultural)Engineering Competition TeamsSummer InternshipsResearch Opportunities
10 Chabot Engineering Transfer Student and UCBerkeley Mechanical Engineering Student, Mr. Robert Irwin, Poses before “CalSol”, the UCBerkeley Solar Electric Vehicle at Soquel High School on 25Apr09. Mr. Irwin Leads the Steering & Suspension Design Team 
11 Chabot Engineering Transfer Student and UCBerkeley Mechanical Engineering Student, Mr. Robert Irwin, Poses before the UCBerkeley College of Engineering Graduation Ceremony 16May10.FIVE Chabot students received Engineering Degrees this dayMr. Irwin accepted a Mechanical Engineering Position with CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Lab
12 Why Berkeley Engineering? Our Stats 81% of freshmen graduate from COE (91% graduate from UCB)93-95% of transfers graduate from COE30% go directly to graduate school70% aspire to earn an advanced degree in the near future
14 Why Berkeley Engineering? Our Community 50,000+ alumni100 countries, 50 statesAccomplished alumni including:Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of AppleDiane Green, the co-founder of vmwareAndy Grove, the co-founder of IntelEric Schmidt, the CEO of GoogleTeresa Meng, co-founder of Atheros CommunicationsBill Lester, former NASCAR driver
15 We’re Interested in Students Who… Have a solid foundation in math and the sciencesAre analytic thinkers who want to solve problems/ develop efficient ways to improve quality of lifeLike to figure out how things workEnjoy utilizing technologySee themselves as designers, builders, researchers, and managers of technical enterprises
16 Admissions “Secrets” There’s no secret of how to get into engineering We utilize the same screening process for all applicants regardless of majorStudents should apply for the major in which they’re moste interestedWe’re looking equally for competitive candidates for engineering and the likelihood of admission depends upon the quality of the applicant pool and the number of spaces available in the program
17 Transfer Admissions Criteria 60 transferable semester units with a strong over-all GPA (especially in required courses)100% completion of “required” courses is a must, note:Reading and Composition (R&C) is included in the 100% completion and we require both the 1st and 2nd half of R&CPrimary reason Fall 2010 applicants denied admission due to lack of R&C completion (due to following IGETC instead ofBe aware that some sister schools (e.g. Grossmont & Cuyamaca) say their R&C courses are equivalent from campus-to-campus but they aren’t articulated that way inStudents encouraged to take as many "strongly recommended" articulated courses as possible so they are stronger candidates for admission and are better prepared for success in engineeringTransfers now exempt from E10 (Engineering Design & Analysis) requirementPlease stress the importance of the personal statement including an explanation of their interest in their chosen major
18 100% Course Completion Required Sample “Required” courses (Civil Eng):UCB Math 1A, 1B, 53, 54UCB Physics 7A, 7BUCB Chem 1AUCB Chem 1B or Physics 7CUCB English 1A and 1BSample “Strongly Recommended” courses (Civil Eng):UCB Engin 7UCB Civ Eng 60UCB Engin 10It is critical that students check for requirements specific to their intended major
19 How to Apply for Admission UC annual application period for the following fall: November 1-30Apply to any of the UC’s at:Application fee: $60 per campusSign up to receive additional info about Cal at:
20 COE Personal Statement How did you become interested in engineering?Why are you interested in the major to which you’re applying? What excites you about studying this major?What experiences influenced your decision (i.e. job experience, discussions with faculty, professional engineers or engineering students, related projects, courses, etc.)?What other experiences, such as co-curricular activities, have you had that relate to engineering? What non-engineering related activities have you participated in? What skills did you learn from these experiences that will help you in engineering (i.e. leadership, time management, teamwork etc)?What are your goals, aspirations, and plans for after graduation?
21 Transfer Admission Fall 2010 1456Applications received864Applications read for admission (3.4 GPA & higher)509Applications with 100% completion of required courses264Applicants admitted (18% of applicants, ave. GPA 3.79)*200Applicants accepting admission (188 Fall, 12 Spring deferred)* Fall 2010 admissions more competitive due to 100% completion policy required for review
22 Transfer Admissions FAQ Do I have to graduate in 4 semesters? Our program should be able to be completed in 4 semesters, but with approval an additional semester may be granted. In some of our majors a 5th semester may be needed and students should plan accordingly.If I am unable to attend the semester for which I am admitted, will COE defer my admission to a later term? No. Admission is valid only for the term in which you are admitted.Will it affect my admission if, after I’ve applied, I decide to drop or not enroll in courses reported on my application to be completed in my final semester before transferring ? If students fail to complete core courses which they reported, their admission will probably be cancelled.