Engineering Department

engineering department logoEngineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to provide practical technical solutions problems.

At Foothill College, the Engineering Major provides a solid foundation in what is normally referred to as the "Engineering Core" at most colleges and universities. Mathematics, physics, chemistry and introductory engineering courses such as circuit analysis and statics make up the bulk of this core.

The major, which can lead to an Associate in Science degree, is designed so that, in most cases, it provides all of the basic subjects necessary for a smooth transfer to the candidate's chosen college or university.


ENGR40 is an overview of modern energy systems and future clean energy technology, and the first course in our emerging energy program. Be the energy leader on your block, explore energy careers, and help usher in an era of clean energy technology.
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Introducing NANO 50 and NANO 53. NANO 50 is the first course in our nanomaterials engineering sequence, where you'll be indtroduced to "the big ideas of the very small." NANO 53 is your opportunity to explore the tools-of-the-trade in nanomaterial characterization.
Learn more NANO 50 AND NANO 53 ( 2014 CTE Licensure, Pass, & Placement Rates (PDF) )

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