Areas of Interest

Engineering

 

 

Welcome to SMC's Engineering Program

SMC offers a selection of transferable courses in engineering, including an introduction to the field of engineering, computer aided drafting (CAD), as well as statics and dynamics, and circuit analysis courses. Students can earn a Certificate of Achievement or an Associate in Science Degree in Engineering.

Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to research and develop economical solutions to practical technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications. Engineers design products, the machinery to build those products, the factories in which those products are made, and the systems that ensure the quality of the product and efficiency of the workforce and manufacturing process. There are a variety of engineering fields: electrical, mechanical, civil, industrial, aeronautical, chemical, materials, nuclear, petroleum, and mining engineering.

Transfer Preparation

Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Science Degree - Engineering

31 units + General Education Requirements

The Engineering program provides students with a fundamental knowledge of engineering and familiarizes them with modern engineering design tools and skills. In addition, students will be prepared for engineering internship opportunities or entry-level industrial jobs, through developing skills in areas such as computer drafting, solid modeling, circuit build and design, and problem-solving. Upon completion of this program, students will also have a strong academic foundation in the field and be prepared for upper-division baccalaureate study.

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Certificate of Achievement - Engineering

31 units

Certificate of Achievement - Introduction to Engineering

15 units

The Engineering Certificate program exposes students to the broad field of engineering and modern engineering design tools and skills. In addition, students will be prepared for engineering internship opportunities, through developing skills in areas such as solid modeling, engineering build and design, and problem-solving. Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate basic knowledge of engineering principles of design and analysis, and exhibit effective communication skills and ethical behavior as shown through their written work, teamwork, and lab work.

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Resources for Engineering Students