There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.

– Bill Nye

The Associate of Science Transfer (AS-T) Degree is designed to prepare students for upper-division study in the different areas of engineering and computer science. The Completion of the AS-T degree will prepare students for upper division study by providing a solid foundation of Math, Physics and Engineering.  Upon successful completion of this degree a student will be able to:

  • Understand patterns and make connections among different disciplines and schools of knowledge and to integrate studies with personal experience
  • Learn actively and gain comprehensive understanding; to think critically, creatively, and reflectively in order to solve problems; to communicate with clarity and originality for personal growth and productive work; and to interact in diverse and complex environments and complicated, dynamic, and ambiguous situations.
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What You’ll Study
  • Engineering Design Graphics
  • Engineering
  • Statics
  • Advanced 3D Solid Modeling and Simulation
  • Electric Circuits Analysis
  • Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates and courses for students majoring in Pre-Engineering.

Careers & Salary


  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Agricultural Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Naval Architect
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mining and Geological Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer


  • Low: $55k
  • Average: $108k
  • HIgh: $191k

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What Students Say

“I was exposed to a nurturing academic setting that offered endless opportunities to grow. It was through this program that I was accepted to participate in a paid summer research opportunity at University of California, San Diego to work with artificial muscles and underwater soft robotics. This experience was my exposure to the professional field where I learned the importance of being a well-rounded student with more skills and experience than merely a high GPA.”

Luis Ramirez

“Massoud Saleh helped me get to where I am because taking all of his classes helped me confirm that I want to be an engineer. He is extremely knowledgeable about the engineering field and is happy to share his knowledge with all of his students. Learning in his classes was fun because I never had to be afraid to ask any question.”

Bryan Igboke

Adjunct Faculty
  • Anan Hamdan
  • Trong Hoang
  • Shayan Javaherian
  • Claude Keissieh
  • Farbod Khoshnoud
  • Washington Nguyen
Engineering Department

Location: SEM building, Room 138
T: (714) 484-7000, ext. 48372
Department Chair: Massoud Saleh,