Engineering Department

Dept Chairman: Clement Lam 
tel: 408-855-5332
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Math & Science
Div Chair: Clement Lam

Engineering is the application of the theories and principles of science and math to solve practical technical problems. Engineers develop useful applications that will benefit humankind, such as inventing machines or designing a process to mass-produce a product. In addition to the design and development of new products and processes, engineers also work in testing, production, maintenance, marketing, and sales. Engineers are technical problem-solvers.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Engineering Program will:

  • Formulate logical problem solving approaches, generate solutions, and assess the reasonableness of the solutions for engineering type analysis problems.
  • Design, construct, and produce creative solutions to engineering problems by applying the engineering design process and identifying pertinent design parameters based on the fundamental physics governing a system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the course material by writing clear, logical, and concise technical reports as well as presenting coherent technical presentations.
  • Develop team building skills and improve team work amongst a diverse group of engineers and non-engineers by cultivating an awareness of different social /economic / educational backgrounds.
AS Degree
  • Engineering

Additional Catalog Information

SJSU Transfer Site

  • Professional, knowledgeable, and helpful instructors and staff.
  • A complete engineering program which allows for easy transfer to many 4-year schools.
  • Many courses have a computer component.
  • Ties to local industry.
  • Many diverse students with industry experience.
Areas of Specialization:
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computing Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Most career options require a B.S. degree. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Other Areas
  • Process Design
  • Instruction
  • Patent Law
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Sales and Marketing