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.

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.

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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

Semester II Credits

Prefix Course Name 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
  Diversity Elective (GER 3) 3

Semester III Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics (GER 7) 3
ENGS 201 Statics 3
ENGS 205 Nature and Properties of Materials 3
MATH 263 Calculus III 4
  Program Elective* 3

Semester IV Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ENGS 202 Dynamics 3
ENGS 263 Electric Circuits 3
ENGS 264 Electric Circuits Lab 1
MATH 364 Differential Equations 4
  Program Elective** 3

* Program electives include: BIOL 150, CHEM 301, MECH 342, MKTX 215/216

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

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Engineering Science
Rashid Aidun
Associate Professor

Fall Enrollment Trends

  FT PT Total
2023 7 1 8
2022 9 0 9
2021 11 1 12
2020 16 1 17
2019 19 0 19

Graduation Rate Trends*

Cohort Entering Cohort Size %
Fall 2020 6 50%
Fall 2019 9 89%
Fall 2018 6 100%
Fall 2017 6 50%
Fall 2016 7 71%

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

Degrees Conferred

2022-23 2
2021-22 4
2020-21 9
2019-20 11
2018-19 6