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2019-2020 Transfer Advising Guides [Archived Catalog]

Engineering, Mechanical - AS to BS - The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) 2019-2020

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

  • §  MATH 2413 - Calculus I (AS Approved Course Requirement) will transfer as MAT 1214 [UTSA Mathematics (20) Core] (grade must be a “C” or better)
  • Select one course from the American History (60) Core   will transfer as UTSA American History (60) Core

Semester IV

Semester V

Semester VI

Applicable Transfer Credit Hours

This Transfer Advising Guide provides 76 college-level hours, of which 64 will transfer and apply as EDUC 1300, MATH 1414, MATH 2412, 1 SCH of MATH 2421 will transfer, but will NOT be applicable to the UTSA baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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

Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is degree complete but is NOT core complete and NOT field of study 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.

Field of Study Curriculum for Mechanical Engineering

§ denotes THECB Field of Study Curriculum Course

The Field of Study (FOS) curriculum for Mechanical Engineering is for students who are seeking a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering.  The field of study curriculum has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

Additional information can be found at:

Special Admission Requirements for UTSA College of Engineering

Admission to the College of Engineering

Transfer Students

The following are the transfer requirements for direct admission to the College of Engineering:

  • completed MAT 1214 Calculus I, or the equivalent with a grade of “C-” or better, and
  • completed WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) with a grade of “C-” or better, and
  • have a transfer grade point average of at least 2.50 and a grade point average of at least 2.50 in all mathematics, sciences, and engineering coursework.

The following are the transfer requirements for admission by committee review to the College of Engineering:

  • completed MAT 1214 Calculus I, or the equivalent with a grade of “C-” or better, and
  • completed WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) with a grade of “C-” or better, and
  • have a transfer grade point average of at least 2.25 and a grade point average of at least 2.25 in all mathematics, sciences, and engineering coursework.

Transfer students not admitted directly into the College of Engineering will be changed to Undeclared (UND) and must choose another major outside of engineering. Additional admission requirements are needed for the biomedical and chemical engineering majors and are listed under their respective program requirements.

Additional UTSA Advising Notes

Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTSA:

  • Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to UTSA, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at
  • Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the UTSA requirements for this degree plan from the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at
  • Information on Gateway Courses can be found at
  • Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at UTSA as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.

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 August 9, 2019

Revision Date:

Revised on August 21, 2019