Engineering at College of San Mateo - Associate in Science Degree: Engineering
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ASMajor in Engineering

Engineering is one of the largest professions in the United States, with over one million jobs in fields ranging from airplane design to pollution control. The three largest branches of engineering are electrical, mechanical and civil. All branches of engineering place a heavy emphasis on problem solving and mathematics. Engineering education focuses on teaching scientific and engineering concepts and their application to the creative and effective solution of problems.

Career opportunities for those who hold a Bachelor’s or advanced degree include engineering positions in aerospace, agricultural, architectural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical, and environmental nuclear fields. Most engineers work for manufacturing industries, while a smaller percentage work for federal, state and local government agencies or as private consultants. The remainder hold faculty positions at colleges and universities.

Engineering degree SLOs 1-4 are based on a subset of ABET’s Criterion 3: Program Outcomes used in the accreditation of Bachelor’s degree programs in engineering.

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major Requirements: 19 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

Select at least 2 classes from the engineering core (7-8 units):

ENGR 210 Engineering Graphics 4 units
ENGR 230 Engineering Statics 3 units
ENGR 260 Circuits and Devices 4 units
ENGR 270 Materials Science 3 units

Select at least one programming course (3-4 units):

CIS 255 Programming Methods: Java 4 units
CIS 278 Programming Methods: C++ 4 units
ENGR 215 Computational Methods for Engineers and Scientists 3 units

Select the remaining units from the engineering core and the following list (7-10 units).
ENGR 100 is strongly recommended:

CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 5 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
MATH 270 Linear Algebra 3 units
MATH 275 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 units
PHYS 270 Physics with Calculus III 4 units