Most of the positions in engineering today require at least a Bachelor of Science. The Engineering Program is designed to allow students to complete the first two years of their engineering education at Galveston College and then continue their education at a four year institution of their choice.
Since Engineering requires students to have strong math skills, the following Math Courses are part of the Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical Engineering Degree Plans:
• Calculus I
• Calculus II
• Calculus III
• Differential Equations
For those students that might need to improve or practice their math skills, Galveston College is able to provide you with the courses necessary to prepare you for an engineering curriculum. Your math skills will be invaluable to you as you undertake this engineering program and as you continue on at a four year institution.
The curriculum is designed to meet state requirements and to be easily transferable to most Texas universities. We encourage students to consider their options when selecting a four year institution and to make a timely decision for transferring their credits. Please keep in mind, each university sets its own standards for admissions with regards to GPA requirements, GPA calculation, grade requirements, number of credits accepted for transfer, documentation, and deadlines.
Design, construct and maintain the infrastructure that promotes the health and safety of the public, travel and commerce, and the renovation and expansion of cities.
- Health and Public Safety – Water and Waste Systems, Canals, Dams, Seawalls
- Travel and Commerce – Interstate System, Road Construction, Cities – Building Design and Earthquake Design
- Subdivisions of Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Geo technical Engineering
- Water Resources Engineering
- Municipal or Urban Engineering
- Coastal Engineering
Design and implement systems involving electricity, electronics, or electromagnetism.
Subsections of Electrical Engineering:
- Signal Processing
- Control Systems
Apply the principles of physics, material science, and thermodynamics to the analysis and design of machines, mechanical components and systems, manufacturing, product reliability, safety, instrumentation and control processes, spacecraft design, and even polymers.
- Subsections of Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronics and Robotics
- Structural Analysis
- Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
- Finite Element Analysis and Computation Fluid Analysis
- MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems)
- Civil Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
Engineering professionals on the Texas Gulf Coast earn a median salary of $52,048 to $82,160.
Students selecting an engineering profession will be in high demand upon graduation since the US is not able to produce enough engineers to meet the needs of the technology and service sectors. Given the number of subsections in each engineering disciple, there are numerous opportunities for career placement and advancement. According to the US Bureau for Labor and Statistics, the starting and average salaries for an engineer are given below.
Career Coach is a FREE online tool designed to help you find a great career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.
Through a simple keyword search, you can learn about the employment prospects of differing careers. The real-time information is customized to the College’s geographic region and includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with any career. Users are directed to the College’s programs when searching for specific jobs.
Career Coach also includes a built-in resume builder to help students and jobseekers quickly put together an updated resume with key skills and previous job experiences.
Financial aid is available to help eligible part-time and full-time students pay for college. It can be a combination of grants, loans and work-study.
In addition to federal and state aid, scholarships are a great way to help with the cost of your education. To learn more about the types of scholarships and deadlines.
|Instructor of Engineering
|Science & Business
|Jo Ann Palomo Ext. 317