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Additional Calculus for Engineers (ACE)

Additional Calculus for Engineers (ACE) is designed to provide the skills and solid foundation in mathematics and computer science to students interested in pursuing an engineering major.

We accept applications from all students who believe they may benefit from participating in small active-learning sessions led by a highly trained graduate student.


CME STUDENTS, enroll first in regular CME 100 or CME 102 sections. Apply to the ACE program as soon as possible to reserve a permission number. Spots are limited. Once you receive a permission number you can enroll in CME 100A or CME 102A. You must be enrolled in the regular section to be eligible to transfer to the ACE section. CME students taking 5-unit courses are required to attend at least four hours of lecture a week.

Generally, students in ACE are required to attend three one-hour lectures and two one-hour sections a week. ACE students will attend the usual three one-hour lectures, but will attend two two-hour sections and an additional one-hour session for problem solving.

  1. Enroll in Math 19, 20, 21, 51, 52, 53, or CME 100 or 102, or CS 106A/B or CS 107
  2. Apply to ACE
  3. Attend lecture starting on the first day
  4. Students will be notified of their acceptance to ACE before the end of Fall Quarter. Permission numbers will be distributed in class during week 1.


ACE is offered in conjunction with the Math 19 and Math 50 series, in addition to the Computational and Mathematical Engineering CME 100 series and Computer Science 106 A/B and CS 107.

NOTE: Not all courses are offered every quarter.

Course Offered
Math 19 ACE (through ENGR199) Autumn, Winter
Math 20 ACE (through ENGR199)  Autumn, Winter, Spring
Math 21 ACE  Autumn, Winter, Spring
Course Offered
Math 51 ACE Autumn, Winter, Spring
Math 52 ACE (through ENGR199)                    Autumn, Winter, Spring
Math 53 ACE (through ENGR199) Autumn, Winter, Spring
Course Offered
CME 100 ACE Autumn, Spring
CME 102 ACE Autumn, Winter, Spring
CME 104 ACE Spring


Whether you’re a returning applicant or a new applicant to the ACE program, please submit an application.


Early applications are due at 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, and will receive priority enrollment. Early applicants will be notified of their application result by 5 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019. All other applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019, and will be processed on a rolling basis.


Inquiries regarding logistics may be directed to the Office and Diversity Programs Administrator at or stop by Huang Engineering Center 135.

Inquiries regarding acceptance, advising, and course scheduling may be directed to Huang 135.