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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Science, A.S.

Associate in Science
HEGIS #5609
Chairperson: Susan L. Kutryb
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 220, (518) 629-7358

The Engineering Science program parallels the first two years of four-year college programs in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and various engineering fields. Graduates with good academic records are able to transfer to many four-year engineering colleges with junior standing.

A maximum of 12 credits in engineering courses may be transferred into the program.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra, geometry, algebra II and precalculus or 4 units of equivalent academic math, chemistry and physics w/labs. (90 or above in each course) Fall and Spring For high school students: additional math recommended.
For transfer students or HVCC students changing curriculum: “B” or higher in MATH 180 Calculus I  and one of either CHEM 110 General Chemistry I , CHEM 120 Chemistry I  or PHYS 150 Physics I  or “C” or higher in (all three) MATH 180 , CHEM 110  or CHEM 120 , and PHYS 150 . Equivalent courses are acceptable.
90 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $760.

Total Credits Required: 68

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
**Required of first time, full-time students.

(1) Engineering Electives Credits: 11

Two of the three engineering electives must come from the following courses:


Students cannot use more than one of the non-engineering courses as an engineering elective unless approved by the MES Department Chair.

(2) General Education Electives Credits: 6

Students are required to take two courses from two different SUNY General Education areas of American History (AH), Western Civilization (WC), Other World Civilizations (OC), the Arts (AR), Humanities (HU), Social Science (SS) or Foreign Language (FL).

(3) Restricted Electives Credits: 3

Students may choose from a list of electives which include:

Electives should be selected after consultation with your academic department and exploring the needs of your transfer college(s).

Total Credits Required: 68

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 17

Second Term

Term Total: 17

Third Term

Term Total: 18

Fourth Term

Term Total: 16