Engineering Science (AS)

Application Code: 
Degree Received: 
Associate in Science (AS)

Embracing a strong core of courses in chemistry, mathematics, and physics, and including basic English and humanities sequences, this program is augmented by basic engineering courses essential to all engineering disciplines.

The primary objective of this program is to provide a basic two years of study for students who wish to continue their education to the baccalaureate level in any of the engineering disciplines. With a baccalaureate degree, opportunities for employment exist in the civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, nuclear, chemical, and aerospace industries. Opportunity for advancement is excellent, and the financial return is high for those with ability and ambition.

Alfred State is a member of the SUNY Two Year Engineering Science Association (TYESA). The purpose of this organization is to facilitate the transfer of engineering science graduates to New York State universities with accredited engineering programs. Recent Alfred State engineering science graduates have successfully transferred to Alfred University, Binghamton University, Clarkson University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, University at Buffalo, and Syracuse University.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the engineering science program. See laptop specifications.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry to solve engineering problems.
  • Integrate the concepts of mathematics, sciences and humanities in engineering courses.
  • Develop student computational proficiency to analyze and interpret data in solving engineering problems.
  • Develop laboratory techniques and skills using modern engineering tools, including documentation and engineering reports, which reinforce and advance theoretical concepts.
  • Communicate effectively with clear, critical thinking skills and broaden understanding of self and society through the General Education requirements.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Precalc; Physics or Chemistry
Recommended: Both Physics and Chemistry


Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606 and internal review every five years.

Features & Facilities: 
  • Offers strong focus on engineering courses essential to most engineering disciplines
  • Program designed to begin an engineering career in a small, low-cost college with superb laboratory facilities and low student/faculty ratio
Articulation Agreements: 

The program is approved and follows transfer articulation agreement guidelines of the New York State Associated Engineering Colleges and the SUNY Two Year Engineering Science Association.

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 72 semester credit hours in program as listed below
  • 40 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least five of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503). A total of three courses in the humanities and social sciences is recommended to enhance transfer.
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and department requirement of 2.0 grade point average in major courses (ENGR, ELET, CIVIL, MECH, CISY)
  • Approval of department faculty
Career Opportunities: 

Programs that can lead to green careersThis program can lead to green careers.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Program: 

Alfred State engineering science graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

Typical Semester Layout: 

Approximately 20 hours are spent in classroom instruction a week with class size ranging from 10 to 25 students. Structured labs are three to six hours a week. The student's academic adviser is a member of the engineering technology faculty.

First Semestercredits
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
CHEM1984Chemical Principles I4
ENGR1201Engr Science Orientation1
MATH1084Calculus I4
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
Second Semestercredits
PHYS1064Physics for Engin Science4
MATH2094Calculus II4
 xxx3Technical Elective3
 xxx3Technical or Gen Ed Elective3
LITRxxx3Gen Ed Literature Elective Preferred3
Third Semestercredits
ENGR4104Circuit Analysis4
ENGR3213Analytical Mechanics I3
MATH6114Differential Equations4
 xxx3Technical Elective OR 
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
ENGR 2201Engineering Science Seminar1
PHYS2064Physics for Engr Science II4
Fourth Semestercredits
ENGR3254System Dynamics4
ENGR4213Analytical Mechanics II3
ENGR4264Mechanics of Materials4
MATH6104Multivariate & Vector Calc4
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3

Technical Electives:

Also required: One unit of physical education.

Employment and Transfer Rate: 
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201020112012
Receiving Degrees1187
Responding to Survey11 (100%)8 (100%)6 (86%)
Employed1 (9%)1 (12%)--
Employed in Field1 (100%)1 (100%)--
Transferred10 (91%)7 (88%)6 (100%)
Unemployed & Seeking Employment------
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------
Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

Not Available