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Engineering Science

Engineering Science

The Engineering Science Program at SUNY Erie 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 SUNY Erie. 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 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:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  • formulate and solve basic engineering problems with and without computers; and
  • perform experiments, analyze and interpret resulting data using computers, and write reports using proper communication skills.

Articulation Agreements/Transfer Agreements

Transfer Agreements
  • Buffalo State College
  • SUNY Canton
  • Emprire State
  • University at Buffalo
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 adviser for details.


Total Degree Credits: 67.0

Students must consult with his/her academic adviser prior to registering each semester.  Students must also consult with his/her academic adviser if planning on transferring to four-year engineering programs such as at SUNY at Buffalo.

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 or
ES 178 - Civil Engineering CAD Credit Hours: 2 
CH 180 - University Chemistry I Credit Hours: 3 
CH 181 - Lab for CH 180 Credit Hours: 1 
MT 181 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credit Hours: 4 
General Education Elective* Credit Hours: 3
EN 100 - Composition I: Rhetorical Strategies 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: 3
PH 281 - Lab for PH 280 Credit Hours: 1
General Education Elective* Credit Hours: 3

Second Year, Fall Semester
ES 207 - Statics Credit Hours: 3
ES 230 - Engineering Problem Solving Using MATLAB Credit Hours: 3
MT 284 - Introduction to Differential Equations Credit Hours: 4
PH 282 - Physics for Science & Engineering II Credit Hours: 3
PH 283 - Lab for PH 282 Credit Hours: 1
General Education Elective* Credit Hours 3

Second Year, Spring Semester 
ES 200 - Electrical Networks Credit Hours: 4 
ES 209 - Mechanics of Materials Credit Hours: 3
ES 208 - Dynamics 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 205 - Signals and Systems Credit Hours: 4


* 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 

To promote smooth transfer of SUNY Erie 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 adviser 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:


Curriculum Code:



Liberal Arts
Engineering Science

Need Help?

Engineering Science

Sushil Patel
North Campus
Room T132
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
P: (716) 851-1558