Engineering

MiraCosta College’s Engineering program provides basic course work for students planning to transfer in a variety of engineering majors, such as aerospace, bio, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, and structural engineering. MiraCosta’s engineering courses satisfy certificate and degree requirements within the Drafting discipline as well as provide preparation for mechanical engineering-related majors. (See Drafting for specific degree and certificate requirements.)

Contact Information

Department Chair: Paul Clarke

Dean: Al Taccone

www.miracosta.edu/ENGR

Department: Design

Office: Building OC4600, 760.795.6873

Full-Time Faculty

Paul Clarke
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Courses

ENGR 110: Graphics Communication

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in DRAF 110.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. (0901.00)

This course introduces graphics as a fundamental means of communicating technical information for product design, manufacturing, and construction. Students develop an understanding of graphics communication in the design process and gain hands-on experience using modern computer-aided solid modeling software to produce part models, assemblies, and drawings according to industry standards.

ENGR 111: Engineering Design Graphics

Units: 4
Prerequisites: DRAF 110 or ENGR 110.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in DRAF 111.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. (0901.00)

This course prepares engineering and design students to use the graphic communication tools used by engineers in industry. Students develop an advanced understanding of these tools in the engineering design process and gain hands-on experience using modern computer-aided solid modeling software to produce complex part models, assemblies, and drawings.

ENGR 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

ENGR 298: Directed Study in Engineering

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor and department chair approval and successful completion of 12 units of college work with at least a 3.0 grade-point average.
Repeatability Rule: May be taken for a total of 3 units.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Laboratory 3 hours
Laboratory 6 hours
Laboratory 9 hours. (0901.00)

This course allows students to pursue a special area of interest in order to achieve specific goals beyond the scope of existing courses within the discipline. Students work independently and interact directly with an instructor on an individual basis and as prescribed by the Directed Study Agreement.

ENGR 299: Occupational Cooperative Work Experience

Units: 1-4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.

Cooperative Work Experience is intended for students who are employed in a job directly related to their major. It allows such students the opportunity to apply the theories and skills of their discipline to their position and to undertake new responsibilities and learn new skills at work. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

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