Applying the principles of science and mathematics, engineers design and build systems, structures, and products that solve practical problems and meet human needs. Engineers continue to be in high demand worldwide in a broad range of industries, and job prospects are strong in the foreseeable future. The pre-engineering degree program includes core courses in mathematics and physics and provides students with a set of skills that prepares them for transfer into engineering programs at baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.

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This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Understand how engineering serves society by solving practical problems and meeting human needs.
  • Be prepared to transfer to a 4-year engineering program.
  • Understand and apply fundamental physics principles and standard methods of mathematical analysis.
  • Work effectively in a group to accomplish an objective and make a significant contribution to its outcome.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking skills and their ability to apply them to the complex problems involved in engineering.
  • Appreciate the importance of professional ethics as practiced by engineers as they apply their knowledge and skills to serve society.

ENGR 101
Introduction to Engineering
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: MATH 175.

Introduction to the field of engineering with emphasis on engineering activities characterized in different engineering disciplines and functions. Topics include education and training requirements, ethical and environmental concerns, tools and problem solving techniques used in engineering, historical and engineering design activities and effective communication skills specific to the field of engineering.

ENGR 135
Engineering Mechanics: Statics
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MATH 191 and PHYS 201.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A vectorial treatment of the principles of statics with application to engineering problems. Composition and resolution of co-plannar force systems; equilibrium of rigid bodies; distributed forces in trusses; frames and cables; shear and bending moments in beams; moments of inertia of areas and bodies and graphical methods are used to model force systems and equilibrium conditions as applied to engineering statics problems.

Associate Degree