Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Engineering, BS (SJSU Online)




Fully Online Degree Completion Program

The mission of SJSU Online is to expand higher education access and degree attainment for learners requiring a fully online degree pathway. This upper division degree completion program is offered through a special session that requires a separate application process. 

The Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Engineering (formerly General Engineering), offered by the Interdisciplinary Engineering Program , is an interdisciplinary, broadly focused, and customizable program. The program is intended for students interested in developing engineering skills and knowledge applied across different fields of study or emerging technologies. Our curriculum for the Degree Completion Program covers three primary areas - engineering management and statistical quality engineering, applied computing, and innovation and law. All three areas are applicable to a wide range of engineering and business practices, provide the skills and knowledge that serve existing and emerging technologies, and can provide a competitive advantage for students interested in opportunities in Interdisciplinary Engineering.

Program Delivery

The program is delivered completely online.  Classes will be delivered fully online both asynchronously (no designated days/times) and synchronously (designated days/times convenient for the working learner).  

Summary of Degree Units  
Transfer Units 63
Interdisciplinary Courses 28
Technical Focus 18
Academic Breadth or Minor 12
Total 121

Program Roadmaps

The 2-Year Roadmaps are available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). 

Transfer Units (63 units)

  • All applicants are required to have completed at least 60 transferable semester or 90 quarter units with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better. However, 63 units of lower division may be completed at the community college.

  • Applicants must also have completed the Core Lower Division General Education Requirements, except for GE Area A3 which is waived for this degree (36 units). Of the 36 units, 15 units are fulfilled by math, science, engineering, and second semester composition courses listed below.

  • GE Area A3 (Critical Thinking/Logic) is waived for this degree. The remaining three CSU-approved Basics Skills courses must be completed with a C- or better for admission:

(A1) Oral Communication/Speech
(A2) Written English Composition
​(B4) Math/Quantitative Reasoning (above the level of intermediate algebra)

University Requirements


Students must satisfy all of the major and Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements , which includes unit, GPA, and residency requirements as well as the below identified General Education , American Institutions, Graduation Writing Assessment and Physical Education requirements. Courses that meet Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements are noted with an area designation (see Course Abbreviations ).

Core Lower Division General Education


The Core Lower Division General Education Requirements , except for GE Area A3 which is waived for this degree, (36 units) must be completed before transferring from a community college or any university.

Upper Division General Education


Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult your major advisor before selecting courses to satisfy the Upper Division General Education Requirements .

American Institutions


Recommend completion before transferring from a community college or any university. The American Institutions (AI) Requirement (US123)  is normally satisfied with the completion of General Education Area D. Consult your major advisor to confirm you have satisfied the requirement.

Physical Education


The Physical Education Requirement  (2 units) is recommended to be completed before transferring from a community college or any university. All SJSU undergraduate students, regardless of major, have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in physical activities. To accommodate students’ needs and interests, the university offers a diverse selection of activity courses

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a Writing in the Disciplines (100W) course. The Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)  is satisfied by a course in the major. A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirements.

Major Requirements (58 units)


Total Units Required (121 units)