Open University
Engineers who wish to update their skills or learn new technologies without pursuing a specific degree may enroll in the School of Engineering’s Open University program.
Open University allows the students to:
 Examine a field of study before enrolling in a degree program
 Enhance your professional training
 Attend on a regular or noncontinuous basis, depending on your own needs
 Get a head start by enrolling in classes while waiting for admission/transfer to a degree program
Transfer to a Degree Program:
If you would like to apply to a degree program later on, you will need to follow the same procedures required of the degreeseeking applicants, except that you will not need to pay the application fee again. The general GRE test requirement for admission to the master's degree program can be waived if the following two conditions are satisfied, effective winter 2008:
 The student has completed a set of required courses in the department to which they are applying.
 The student has achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above in these courses.
PLEASE NOTE: Official transcripts will still be required as part of the admissions process.
In general, up to 16 units taken in the Open University program can be transferred into the M.S. program. However, students who wish to do so should make sure that these courses conform to the departmental requirements in their chosen area of specialization.
Required Courses for Waiving the GRE, by department:
 Applied Mathematics
Any set of AMTH courses for a total of 8 units are acceptable.
 Civil Engineering
A minimum of 12 units of course work in either of the two option tracks detailed below; all course work must be completed in one of the two specified optional tracks:

Structural Engineering
CENG 205, CENG 206, CENG 222, CENG 233, CENG 234, CENG 236, CENG 237, CENG 239, CENG 246General Civil Engineering
CENG 218, CENG 219, CENG 237, CENG 242, CENG 249, CENG 250, CENG 251, CENG 260, CENG 269  Computer Engineering
Computer engineering requires three specific 4 unit courses for each of its degrees:

M.S. Computer Engineering Degree (12 units)
 COEN 210: Computer Architecture (4 units)
 COEN 279:(Crosslisted as AMTH 377) Design and Analysis of Algorithms (4 units)
 COEN 283: Operating Systems (4 units)
M.S. Software Engineering Degree (12 units)**
 COEN 260: Truth, Deduction and Computation (4 units)
 COEN 275: OO Analysis, Design and Programming (4 units) or COEN 359: Design Patterns (4 units)
 COEN 285: Software Engineering (4 units)
**The above only waives the GRE requirement and not other requirements of admission. A student applying to the MSSE program who does not hold a B.S in a computingrelated field is required to take the GRE subject test. That requirement cannot be waived by the taking the above three courses and earning a GPA>=3.5
 Electrical Engineering
Four courses must be chosen from the following set (for a total of 8 units):

 Electromagnetic field theory (ELEN 201 or 202)
 Control systems (ELEN 232, 236, or 333)
 Electronics (ELEN 252, 261, 264, or 270)
 Networks (ELEN 211)
 Digital systems (ELEN 500 or 603)
 Engineering Management
The completion of 2 Engineering Management courses and 2 technical courses (total 8 units) with a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required for GRE waiver consideration; however, the final decision will be made by the department chair.
 Mechanical Engineering
The admission requirement for the transfer to the Master's Program is a total of 8 or more units with a GPA of 3.5 or above from the courses and course sequences listed under each topic area. Most of the offerings in ME are 2unit courses. All courses considered must be in one topic area, and sequences as listed must be completed for the units to count towards the total. MECH 202 must be one of the courses applied to computing the GPA.

Dynamics & Controls
 MECH 202, Mathematical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
 MECH 214215, Advanced Dynamics I and II
 MECH 217, Introduction to Control I
 MECH 218, Guidance and Control I
 MECH 305, Advanced Vibrations I
 MECH 323324, Modern Control Systems I and II
Materials
 MECH 202, Mathematical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
 MECH 256, Introduction to Biomaterials
 MECH 281, Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue
 MECH 330, Atomic Arrangements, Defects, and Mechanical Behavior
 MECH 331, Phase Equilibria and Transformations
 MECH 332, Electronic Structure and Properties
 MECH 333, Experiments in Materials Science
 MECH 345, Modern Instrumentation and Experimentation
Design
 MECH 202, Mathematical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
 CENG 205206207, Finite Element Methods I, II, and III
 MECH 275, Design for Competitiveness
 MECH 285, ComputerAided Design of Mechanisms
 MECH 325326, Computational Geometry for ComputerAided Design and Manufacture I and II
 MECH 415, Optimization in Mechanical Design
Robotics
 MECH 202, Mathematical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
 MECH 207208209, Advanced Mechatronics I, II, and III
 MECH 218219, Guidance and Control I and II
 MECH 315316, Digital Control I and II
 MECH 323324, Modern Control System Design I and II
 MECH 337338, Robotics I and II
Thermofluids
 MECH 202, Mathematical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
 MECH 225, Gas Dynamics I
 MECH 228, Equilibrium Thermodynamics
 MECH 238, Convective Heat and Mass Transfer I
 MECH 266, Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
 MECH 270, Viscous Flow I