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2018-2019 Transfer Advising Guides [Archived Catalog]

Engineering, Biomedical - AS to BS - The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) 2018-2019

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Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree

The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

Semester V

Semester VI

Applicable Transfer Credit Hours

This Transfer Advising Guide provides 74 college-level hours, of which 63 will transfer and apply as EDUC 1300, MATH 1414, MATH 2412 will transfer, but will NOT be applicable to the UTSA baccalaureate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Note: UTSA accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree

Students may still take 3 SCH of the following UTSA degree required courses (grade must be “C” or better):

Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete and degree complete.

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone Course(s).

A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.

Gateway Course(s)

### denotes Gateway Course(s)

Students pursuing this degree at UTSA must successfully complete each of the Gateway Courses with a grade of “C” or better in no more than two attempts.  A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution (including any colleges of the Alamo Colleges District), will not be allowed to select this major at UTSA.

Special College Admission Requirements for The College of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio

Biomedical Engineering

Special Department Admission Requirements

A first-time, full-time freshman admitted as a biomedical engineering major must meet the minimum admission criteria of the College of Engineering. These criteria are:

Students must meet all UTSA admission requirements;

  • Students must have credit for MAT 1214 Calculus I or have completed all necessary prerequisites to enroll in MAT 1214 (through a mathematics placement test or credit for MAT 1093 Precalculus or an equivalent).
  • Students must:
  1. have graduated in the top quartile of their high school graduation class, or
  2. have graduated in the second quartile of their high school class and have a combined SAT critical reading and mathematics score of at least 1170 with a minimum mathematics score of 550, or an ACT composite score of at least 24, or
  3. be granted admission into a College of Engineering major by holistic review by the College of Engineering if not meeting the criteria in 1 and 2 above.

All students applying for admission to the Biomedical Engineering program must submit the following supplemental documents to the Department of Biomedical Engineering:

  • two (2) letters of recommendation,
  • a copy of the transcript, and
  • a statement of their interests, professional career goals and how the Biomedical Engineering program will help them achieve those goals.

Transfer Students: All transfer students must meet the minimum admission requirements for the College of Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering program (see catalog). Transfer students must also meet the minimum Good Academic Standing Requirements for a Biomedical Engineering Major in order to be considered for admission to the Biomedical Engineering program. Additionally, transfer students should also have completed at least 15 semester credit hours of mathematics, science, or engineering courses, and have an overall grade point average of a 3.0 or better. Admissions to the biomedical engineering program will be competitive; meeting the aforementioned requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Admission will be restricted only to the most qualified applicants.

The minimum requirements that a student must satisfy in order to remain in good standing as a biomedical engineering major are stated below:

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for all coursework (cumulative GPA will be calculated on all courses, including previously attempted or repeated courses).
  • An average GPA of at least 3.0 for all science, mathematics and engineering coursework (GPA will be calculated on all courses, including previously attempted or repeated courses).

Degree Requirements Common to All Engineering Programs

During their first semester, students should specify their interest in a specific engineering program by selecting biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering as a major. Undecided engineering students should select a major closest to their area of interest (refer to the following program descriptions). Students may obtain additional information about each program from their academic advisor or a faculty advisor in the appropriate department.

Prerequisites for Biomedical Engineering (BME), Chemical Engineering (CME), Civil Engineering (CE), Computer Engineering (CPE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Engineering (EGR) courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. A minimum grade of “C-” is required for all science and mathematics courses required in the Engineering programs. Students must satisfy the University’s Core Curriculum and ABET accreditation requirements. Recommended degree plans and current ABET requirements may be obtained from the College of Engineering.

All students admitted to the College of Engineering must complete at least 42 semester credit hours from their required major courses at UTSA before graduation.

Three Attempt Limit for the College of Engineering

A student unable to achieve the “C-” Grade Rule within three enrollments (attempts) shall be required to change his or her major to a field outside of the College of Engineering. Dropping a course with a grade of a “W” is considered an attempt.

Additional UTSA Advising Notes

Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTSA:

Using this Transfer Advising Guide with UTSA

This Transfer Advising Guide represents UTSA’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to UTSA. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.

The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review UTSA’s requirements frequently.

Course numbers in italics are UTSA’s course numbers.

This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon The University of Texas at San Antonio’s 2018-2020 catalog and is subject to change.

The Alamo Colleges District Advising

Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.

Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.

For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.

Release Date:

Released on November 05, 2018

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