Engineering Courses


At Laney College, we have all of the required pre-requisite courses that you need to transfer to any CSU or UC for most engineering majors.  The video below provides a brief introduction to all of the engineering courses at Laney.  To find out more about each course, scroll down on this page

Course Spotlight – Introduction to Engineering

Last semester, students in the Introduction to Engineering class designed, built, and programmed battle robots.  The video below shows highlights from the competition as well as testimonials from students talking about their experience with the project.

Engineering Classes at Laney College

Below is a list of our course offerings in engineering.  Click the name of a course to expand the menu and read more about that course

Engineers design everything around you—from your cell phone to the treatment plant that provides you with clean drinking water or to solar powered airplanes that can circumnavigate the globe. Whatever your interests, there is an engineering major to fit those interests and you'll get to find that major in Introduction to Engineering. In ENGIN 10 you will learn about the different careers and opportunities in engineering, you will have the chance to build and program a battle robot, and you will learn design processes that you’ll put in practice to design a solution for a real-world problem. You will also gain experience using the 3D printers and the laser cutters in the Laney College FabLab. You do not need to have any prior background in engineering, design, or programming to succeed in this class. You'll surely enjoy this Introduction to Engineering class at Laney College that will open your eyes to so many possibilities and careers!

This course is 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory and is accepted for 3 units of transfer credit at CSU and UC.

In Introduction to Electrical Engineering students will explore the world of circuits both mathematically and through hands on laboratory assignments.  This class covers basic circuit elements and modeling, analysis of techniques of lumped, linear circuits including operational amplifiers, analysis of AC circuits and power, semiconductor diodes, and rectifier design.

Units: 4

Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Prerequisite(s) PHYS 4B and MATH 3F or 3D

In Engineering Graphics, students will first learn the basics of engineering drawings and projections - learning how to portray 3D objects using 2D drawings.  Then, students will learn how to use Fusion 360 to create 3D engineering models of their designs.

Below is 3D model of a bench vise that a student in the class created using Fusion 360.  The student who created this model had no prior modeling experience and learned everything they needed to create the model in the class

Below is a 3D printed marble maze that a student first designed using Fusion 360 and then 3D printed and assembled.

Course Number: ENGIN 35
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR) Prerequisite(s) MATH 3C and PHYS 4A

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Vectorial treatment of principles of the static of particles and rigid bodies: Applications to problem of two- and three-dimensional systems; centroids and moments of inertia, structures, friction, and principles of virtual work.

Course Description: ENGIN 45
Units: 3

Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s) CHEM 1A and PHYS 4A

Recommended preparation ENGL 1A

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of the properties of materials: Crystalline and non-crystalline structure and the microstructure that determines the thermodynamic, mechanical, electronic, magnetic, and environmental properties of metallic, ceramic, polyermic, composite, and electronic materials.

Coure Number: ENGIN 77
Units: 4

Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Recommended preparation MATH 3A

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to computer programming techniques and the use of AT AB for solving computer-based engineering problems Basic programming techniques including loops, conditionals, and procedural programming; data analysis and graphing; linear algebra and matrices, solutions to systems of linear equations numerical integration and di erentiation, graphic interpolations.
AA/AS area 4c

Course Number: ENGIN 100
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to earth’s ecological systems: The built environment and principles of sustainability with a focus on ecology, systems theory, the application of technology, and environmental justice. Investigation of green collar jobs in construction, renewable energy, and building performance elds Designed for students of Architecture and Engineering Technology, Carpentry, Construction Management, Electricity/Electronics Technology, Engineering, and Environmental Control Technology.
AA/AS area 1, 2