Undergraduate Advising

BSME Advising

Freshman with fewer than 30 units -- The Engineering Student Success Center will be handling major advising in Fall 2018. Follow this link to start the process of removing your Engr Success Center hold. You may sign up to see an ME advisor if you wish (using the Advising Appointment link below), but the ME advisors cannot remove your advising hold.

If you have already applied for graduation, you do not need to see an advisor to get your advising hold removed. Turn in your completed advising form and an unofficial transcript to the ME office. An advisor will check to make sure you're on track to graduate.

All other BSME majors: We are using a new program called Spartan Connect to make appointments. Click here to make an appointment. You will have a choice of two advisors -- Dr. Furman, whose office is in Engr 310, and Ms. Ananthaiah, whose office is in the ESSC in Engr 344 (but who still does ME major advising). If you cannot make your appointment for any reason, cancel as early as possible! Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found online in a searchable format.

When you come for your advising appointment, make sure to bring your advising form (filled out as much as possible)

If you are not an official BSME major: See the section below on change of major if you would like to change your major to Mechanical Engineering. If you needs to see an ME advisor for another reason but are not a declared ME major, you can make an appointment by going to ME office in Engr 310. You may also email an ME major advisor at bsme-advising-group@sjsu.edu

To apply for graduation

Spring 2020 grads and later will be sent directions via email about how to apply online once they are eligible -- no more paper forms to submit!! There are some directions posted here.

If you are applying for Spring or Fall 2019 graduation, or if you are returning to SJSU after a long absence, check out the resources that can be found here to apply.

Electives, Equivalency, and General Education

Check out our updated list of technical electives. You need two electives (6 units). Non-ME electives should be approved by an advisor. Typically only one non-ME elective will be approved.

If you have specific questions about General Education classes, it's best to visit the Engineering Student Success Center. Go here if you took a class elsewhere and need to have it approved for equivalency to a technical SJSU class. If your class is already shows up as equivalent on assist.org, you do not need an equivalency form.

You may email an ME major advisor at bsme-advising-group@sjsu.edu

Change of Major (Undergraduate)

If you are interested in changing your major to Mechanical Engineering, please check out the following links first.

If you have fewer than 45 units completed and have not yet completed Math 30 or enrolled in Phys 50 AND you are not currently an engineering major, you will need to meet with an advisor in the Engineering Student Success Center

If you are transferring from a different engineering major or have both completed Math 30 and enrolled in Phys 50 or have more than 45 units, send an email of interest to the ME advising email at bsme-advising-group@sjsu.edu.  If in doubt, send an email to the ME advising email, and we'll direct you to the right place. For urgent questions, you can see Dr. Okamoto during her office hours in Engr 310.

Undergraduate Probation/Disqualification

University Probation/DQ
  • You will be placed on probation with the university if your cumulative GPA in all college work attempted or SJSU coursework falls below a 2.0.
  • Check out the AARS website related to university probation and disqualification to find out the details of the policies.
  • Because ME is impacted (we have more interest from students than we have room), it is very difficult to get readmitted into ME once you have been disqualified from the university. Be proactive so this doesn't happen to you! Contact an advisor by emailing bsme-advising-group@sjsu.edu to discuss readmittance to the major.
  • People on probation with the university have a special "probation hold" on their accounts. You will be contacted by the Engineering  Student Success Center with specific steps that you need to take to remove that probation hold before you can register for classes the following semester. You should also limit the number of units you take to 12 (13 if you have a 4-unit class or a workshop) so that you can focus on improving your GPA.
Major Probation/DQ

You can be placed on major probation through two means:

  1. If your GPA in the courses required for the major falls below a 2.0, you will be placed on major probation. Check out the College of Engineering policy about major probation and disqualification
  2. If you receive lower than a C- in ME 101 Dynamics, you will be placed on probation. If you receive lower than a C- a second time, you will be disqualified from the major. Take advantage of instructor office hours and the workshops to help prevent this from happening.

If you are disqualified from the major, your major will be changed to "Undeclared". We will only entertain requests to get back into ME if something outside your control contributed towards your poor performance, such as a documented medical issue. Our hope is that students can find majors that are good fits with their interests and skills before they get too far into their degree programs.