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Engineering Science

Engineering Science

The Engineering Science Program at Erie Community College is an alternative to the first two years of a baccalaureate engineering program at a large four-year university. Classes at the North Campus are small and, in this intimate setting, learning is greatly enhanced. The personal attention, small classes and continual guidance are important factors in students' success at ECC. This two-year Engineering Science Program is designed to qualify students for transfer to a four-year engineering program.

The Engineering Science curriculum includes courses in English, social science, advanced mathematics, physics and chemistry. Within this program, students will also take certain prescribed engineering courses and elect others, depending on the requirements of the four-year engineering school of their choice. These required courses have been designed to facilitate transfer to baccalaureate engineering programs.

Graduates of this program continue their engineering education at four-year colleges and universities. Many attend other SUNY institutions particularly SUNY at Buffalo, while others attend private universities, including Rochester Institute of Technology, Clarkson University, University of Detroit, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kettering University and Syracuse University. Students opt for degrees in many types of engineering, including aeronautical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering. If students have the appropriate grade average and courses, they can transfer into these aforementioned programs as juniors.

Program Competencies

Upon graduation with an Associate in Science degree in Engineering Science, the graduate will be able to:

  • enter, with junior standing, one of many engineering colleges, provided grades are acceptable;
  • attack problems and solve them in the traditional engineering fashion of "given-find-solution";
  • utilize developed math skills and physical concepts for problem solving;
  • use the computer as a tool to help in problem solving;
  • conduct and write laboratory tests/experiments in a thorough fashion using proper communications skills;
  • develop an appreciation of the non-technical, human aspects of engineering;
  • recognize the difference between a technician, technologist and an engineer; and
  • appreciate and have an interest in literature.

Articulation Agreements/Transfer Agreements

SUNY Transfer Path Requirement

Students matriculating in this program are required to fulfill the SUNY Transfer Path Requirement that most closely aligns with the program. Speak to your advisor for details.

Curriculum

Total Degree Credits: 65.5

First Year, Fall Semester
ES 138 - Engineering Concepts Credit Hours: 1
ES 139 - Computer Skills for Engineers Credit Hours: 1
ES 177 - Introduction to 3D Modeling Using Creo Parametric Credit Hours: 2 
CH 180 - University Chemistry I Credit Hours: 3 
CH 181 - Lab for CH 180 Credit Hours: 1.5
EN 110 - College Composition Credit Hours: 3
MT 181 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credit Hours: 4
General Education Elective Credit Hours: 3*

First Year, Spring Semester
ES 204 - Thermodynamics Credit Hours: 4
MT 182 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Credit Hours: 4
PH 280 - Physics for Science & Engineering I Credit Hours: 4.5
PH 281 - Lab for PH 280 Credit Hours: (Included in the 4.5 Credit Hours for PH 280)
General Education Elective Credit Hours: 3*

Second Year, Fall Semester
ES 207 - Statics Credit Hours: 3
MT 284 - Introduction to Differential Equations Credit Hours: 4
PH 282 - Physics for Science & Engineering II Credit Hours: 4.5
PH 283 - Lab for PH 282 Credit Hours: (Included in the 4.5 Credit Hours for PH 282)
General Education Elective Credit Hours 3*

Second Year, Spring Semester
ES 200 - Electrical Networks Credit Hours: 4
ES 208 - Dynamics Credit Hours: 3 
ES 209 - Mechanics of Materials Credit Hours: 3 
MT 283 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry III Credit Hours: 4 
General Education Elective Credit Hours 3*

Transfer Courses

Consult with academic advisor for additional transfer courses based on the various engineering disciplines.

  • ES 230 - Engineering Problem Solving Using MATLAB Credit Hours: 3
  • CH 182 - University Chemistry II Credit Hours: 3
  • CH 183 - Lab for CH 182 Credit Hours: 1.5
  • ES 181 - Engineering Materials Credit Hours: 3
  • ES 205 - Signals and Systems Credit Hours: 4
  • MT 191 - Applications of the Digital Computer Credit Hours: 4
  • PH 284 - Physics for Science and Engineering III Credit Hours: 4.5
  • PH 285 - Lab for PH 284 Credit Hours: (Included in the 4.5 credit hours for PH 284)

* The four SUNY General Education Electives should be used to fulfill four of the following SUNY General Education categories:

  • American History
  • Foreign Language
  • Humanities
  • Other World Civilizations
  • Social Science
  • Western Civilization

Note: Students must consult with his/her academic advisor prior to registering each semester.  Students planning on transferring to four-year engineering programs such as at SUNY at Buffalo should take specific courses that are geared towards their engineering discipline of choice (aeronautical, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial and mechanical).

To promote smooth transfer of ECC engineering science students to four-year engineering institutions and also to accommodate specific changes in the curriculum at these institutions, the engineering science department may make adjustments to its curriculum by introducing new courses that might be specific to certain engineering disciplines. Consult with the academic advisor regarding the curriculum.

Available At:

North Campus

Pre-Admission Recommendations:

Four years of math
Four years of science (physics and chemistry)

Career Opportunities/Further Education:

Transfer to a four-year engineering college or university

Hegis Code:

5609

Curriculum Code:

0530.ESI

Division:

Liberal Arts
Engineering Science

Need Help?

Engineering Science

Sushil Patel
North Campus
Room B718C
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
P: (716) 851-1325