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The Engineering Science program prepares its graduates to complete a baccalaureate engineering degrees with another two years of study. Applicable areas include mechanical, electrical, civil, and aeronautical engineering to mention several. A key difference with Engineering Science, as differentiated from other programs in the Canino School of Engineering Technology, is that this program provides a strong theoretical preparation rooted in calculus for students who seek to prepare for engineering design responsibilities. Graduates have typically performed exceptionally well when transferring to engineering schools such as Clarkson, Cornell and RPI.

Instructor working with student

Students in this Major:

  • Complete their first two years at SUNY Canton and then transfer to a four-year engineering school to complete their baccalaureate degree.
  • Interact with faculty on a daily basis because of small class sizes.
  • Are accepted by four-year schools with full Junior status.
  • Have the benefit of SUNY Canton’s membership in the SUNY Two-Year Engineering Science Association (TYESA) of New York State. This membership is assurance that SUNY Canton’s Engineering Science program is rigorous and allows for smooth transfer to four-year schools.

Career Opportunities:

After transferring to, and graduating from, a four-year school, any engineering career is possible. Typical opportunities include:

  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineer

Career Outlook:

  • There are favorable job opportunities in the North Country going into engineering-related positions.
  • Employment opportunities in engineering have been good for a number of years and are expected to continue.

Transfer Opportunities:

In recent years Engineering Science students have transferred to:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Clarkson University
  • Cornell University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of North Carolina

Admission Requirements:


This program has been granted a SUNY General Education waiver which allows the program to require only five General Education Requirements. Care must be taken to select courses in areas which meet this requirement.

Semester I Credits

CHEM 150 College Chemistry I (GER 2) 4
ENGS 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
MATH 161 Calculus I (GER 1) 4
PHYS 131 University Physics I (GER 2) 3
PHYS 125 Physics Lab I 1
  English (Writing) (GER 10) 3

Semester II Credits

CHEM 155 College Chemistry II 4
ENGS 102 Programming For Engineers 2
MATH 162 Calculus II 4
PHYS 132 University Physics II 3
PHYS 126 Physics Lab II 1
  English (Literature) 3

Semester III Credits

ENGS 201 Statics 3
ENGS 203 Engineering Strength of Materials (optional) (3)
MATH 263 Calculus III 4
PHYS 133 University Physics III 3
PHYS 127 Physics Lab III 1
  General Elective 3

Semester IV Credits

ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics (GER 3) 3
ENGS 202 Dynamics 3
ENGS 205 Nature and Properties of Materials 3
ENGS 263 Electric Circuits 3
MATH 264 Differential Equations 3

* Fulfills writing intensive requirement.

NOTE: Engineering Science students must successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

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Engineering Science
Rashid Aidun
Curriculum Coordinator

Fall Enrollment Trends
  FT PT Total
2013 21 2 23
2012 25 3 28
2011 42 2 44
2010 25 1 26

Graduation Rate Trends*
Cohort Entering Cohort Size %
Fall 2010 14 79%
Fall 2009 10 40%
Fall 2008 6 50%

*Graduate rates are based on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen entering in fall and graduating within 150% of time.

Degrees Conferred
2013-14 10
2012-13 14
2011-12 16
2010-11 8
2009-10 6