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Physical Science and Engineering

A.S. Degree

The A.S. degree in Engineering and Physical Science has two options.

The Physical Science and Engineering option is for students interested in pursuing degrees in astronomy, chemistry, geology or geophysics, general science, meteorology, oceanography, physics, etc.

The Physical Science and Engineering: General Engineering option is for students interested in pursuing a degree in any field of engineering (Aeronautical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical, etc.). The General Engineering option follows a pattern of lower-division courses established by the California Engineering Liaison Council (ELC), an organization composed of representatives from two and four-year colleges. Students who complete the General Engineering option will be able to transfer to the UC or CSU campus of their choice and complete their degree program in the same amount of time as students who start at the four-year schools.

During their first semester at Gavilan, Physical Science and Engineering majors are encouraged to consult the catalogs of the four-year schools to which they plan to transfer. Specific requirements for four-year engineering degrees vary by university.

Contact:

(408) 848-4701

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Physical Science and Engineering A.S. Degree

Program Learning Outcomes: After completing this degree a student will be able to:

  • demonstrate appropriate integration of math and science to solve real-world problems.
  • demonstrate appropriate design and execution of experiments, as well as analysis and interpretation of the data.
  • demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly using written, oral, electronic, and graphical means.

See Gavilan general education requirements. Students completing the core courses will have satisfied requirements for Area B (Physical Universe and Its Life Forms), 1. Physical Science and 3. Mathematics. Students completing the General Engineering Option will have satisfied requirements for Area A (Communication in the English Language), 2. Written Communication.

Students are strongly advised to consult the appropriate college catalogs and their counselors to determine the specific lower division requirements for the schools of their choice.

CHEM 1A/B General Chemistry 5-5 units

MATH 1A/B Single-Variable Calculus & Analytic Geometry 4-4 units

MATH 1C Multivariable Calculus 4 units

MATH 2* Linear Algebra 3 units

MATH 2C Differential Equations 3 units

ENGR 5 C++ Scientific Programming 3 units

PHYS 4ABC Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4-4-4 units

43 UNITS

Plus completion of general education requirements

* There are times when a course listed as a requirement for a major or certificate cannot be offered in a reasonable timeframe. Course substitutions and waivers will be considered by the department. Please contact the department chairperson. This information is available from the Office of Instruction - (408) 848-4761.

Physical Science and Engineering: General Engineering A.S. Degree

Program Learning Outcomes: After completing this degree a student will be able to:

  • identify, compare and contrast engineering problems and demonstrate integration of math and science to solve them.
  • demonstrate appropriate design and execution of experiments, as well as analyze and interpret of the data.
  • demonstrate the engineering design process by designing a system, component or process to meet a desired need.
  • demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly using written, oral, electronic and graphical means.

See Gavilan general education requirements. Students completing the core courses will have satisfied reuirements for Area B (Physical Universe and Its Life Forms), 1. Physical Science and 3. Mathematics. Students completing the General Engineering Option will have satisfied requirements for Area A (Communication in the English Language), 2. Written Communication.

Students are strongly advised to consult the appropriate college catalogs and their counselors to determine the specific lower division requirements for the schools of their choice.

CHEM 1A/B General Chemistry 5-5 units

ENGL 1A Composition 3 units

ENGR 1 Engineering Graphics 3 units

ENGR 2 Statics 3 units

ENGR 3 Electrical Circuits, Devices and Systems 3 units

ENGR 4 Properties of Materials 3 units

ENGR 5 C++ Scientific Programming 3 units

MATH 1A/B Single-Variable Calculus & Analytic Geometry 4-4 units

MATH 1C Multivariable Calculus 4 units

MATH 2* Linear Algebra 3 units

MATH 2C Differential Equations 3 units

PHYS 4ABC Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4-4-4 units

58 UNITS

Plus completion of general education requirements

There are times when a course listed as a requirement for a major or certificate cannot be offered in a reasonable timeframe. Course substitutions and waivers will be considered by the department. Please contact the department chairperson. This information is available from the Office of Instruction - (408) 848-4761.