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Engineering Science - A.S.

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:


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 0530)

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
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10) 3
ENGS 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
MATH 161 Calculus I (GER 1) 4
PHYS 131 University Physics I (GER 2) 3
PHYS 135 University Physics Lab I 1
TOTAL CREDITS 17

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 136 University Physics Lab II 1
  General Elective (GER 7) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17

Semester III Credits

ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics (GER 3) 3
ENGS 201 Statics 3
ENGS 205 Nature and Properties of Materials 3
MATH 263 Calculus III 4
  Program Elective* 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester IV Credits

ENGS 202 Dynamics 3
ENGS 263 Electric Circuits 3
ENGS 264 Electric Circuits Lab 1
MATH 364 Differential Equations 4
  Program Elective** 3
TOTAL CREDITS 14

* Program electives include: BIOL 105, CHEM 301, MECH 342, MKTX 215/216

** Program electives include: CITA 180, CHEM 302, ENGS 203

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Engineering Science
Rashid Aidun
Curriculum Coordinator
315-386-7154
aidunr@canton.edu

Fall Enrollment Trends
  FT PT Total
2016 13 0 13
2015 13 0 13
2014 21 0 21
2013 20 2 22
2012 26 2 28

Graduation Rate Trends*
Cohort Entering Cohort Size %
Fall 2013 8 88%
Fall 2012 6 100%
Fall 2011 13 54%
Fall 2010 14 86%
Fall 2009 10 40%

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

Degrees Conferred
  Total
2015-16 8
2014-15 10
2013-14 10
2012-13 14
2011-12 16