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Engineering

The Field

Engineering is the art of applying scientific and mathematical principles, experience, judgment, and common sense to make things that benefit people and society. Engineers design products such as cars, computers, medical equipment, bridges, and robots as well as processes and systems for manufacturing, mass transit, and communications.

Engineering at Skyline College

Engineering courses at Skyline College prepare students to transfer into a bachelor's degree program. Students take a core of math and science classes along with the engineering classes appropriate for their transfer goals. 

Career Outlook

Engineering work is organized by traditional academic fields of study, including civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering. There are also more specialized engineering fields, including aerospace, biomedical, computer, environmental, industrial, materials, nuclear, and ocean engineering.

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.