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On a broad scale, engineering is about helping humanity and making a difference in people’s everyday lives. Everything that shapes our daily
life, from driving an automobile, having access to clean drinking water, receiving medical care to surfing the Internet, is in one way or another influenced by engineering achievements. More specifically, engineering
is about creatively using scientific and mathematical concepts to find viable solutions to individual, societal, and global issues in order to enhance our lives.
The engineering discipline offers many career opportunities suited for different interests and talents. Traditionally, the engineering discipline is comprised of four major branches: civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering. Each in turn is further divided into several subdisciplines. Furthermore, engineering disciplines and subdisciplines overlap, resulting in even more specialized fields of study such as mechatronics, biological engineering, energy engineering, industrial engineering, nanoengineering, to name a few.
Our lower division curriculum offers courses in engineering which are designed to be transferable to four-year institutions such as CSUs, UCs, and private universities. Additionally, students may choose to earn an Associate in Science Degree with a major in Engineering, optimizing their preparation for upper division course work for advanced degrees in Engineering offered by four-year institutions.
Department Administration and Staff
- Julius Sokenu, Dean of Student Learning
- Mary Anne Beck, Administrative Assistant
- Office: Academic Center 232 (AC 232)
- Telephone: (805) 378-1572
- Ronald Wallingford
- Telephone: (805) 378-1488
- Scarlet Relle
- Office: Physical Sciences Building 235 (PS 235)
- Telephone: (805) 553-4162
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hadi Darajeh
Part-time faculty list their contact information for students on their course syllabi. In addition, students can leave a message for a particular instructor with the division office by calling (805) 378-1572.
Counselors who specialize in Engineering degree:
- Lynn Hastings
- Donald Munshower
- Danita Redd
can be contacted through the Counseling Office.