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Fall 2018 Course Catalog 
Fall 2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Science A.S.

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School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Engineering
HEGIS: 5609
Curriculum Chair: Kyriakos Ioannou
Telephone: 914-606-8561


Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Fall 2018. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) Degrees Defined

The purpose of the A.A. and A.S. is to build a foundation in a discipline, then continue to higher levels of education by transferring to a four-year institution. The A.A. contains liberal arts credits; including coursework in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and provides flexibility to pursue several careers.  Conversely, coursework for the A.S. contains some liberal arts credits and coursework also directly applicable to a clearly defined career path. Click to learn more  about the differences among award types.

Program Description

Engineering is a growing profession integrating science and mathematics with design and laboratory study. It is and will be the profession upon which the United States depends for its growth and ability to compete in world markets. Our Engineering Science program parallels the first two years of the four-year engineering curriculum of most engineering schools throughout the country. The program not only leads to an Associate in Science degree but also to transfer to a host of engineering schools.

To prepare to become accomplished engineers, students combine studies of the fundamental concepts of calculus, chemistry, physics, electricity, energy, engineering mechanics, and computer science with the development of writing and reading skills and studies in the social sciences and the humanities. Upon transfer as juniors to four-year engineering institutions, our engineering graduates are not only well versed in math and the sciences, but also can read and write well and are sensitive to the needs of the world in which they live.

For those who work while attending Westchester Community College, the Engineering Science program is offered both day and evening.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of mathematics through differential equations.
  2. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the basic laws of calculus based physics.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the engineering methodology used in solving problems.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements - 43 Credits

Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .

Basic Communication (3 credits)

Humanities (3 credits)

Social Sciences (3 credits)

American History, The Arts, Foreign Language, Other World Civilizations, Western Civilization (3 credits)

Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

Degree Requirements - Minimum of 22 Credits

Minimum Total Credits - 65

Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click to download the Engineering Science A.S. Educational Plan (PDF) .


Career Path Opportunities

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Transfer Opportunities

Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process for its incoming and graduating students. To ensure its graduates enjoy a seamless transfer with junior status to another college in the same discipline at both institutions (transferred from/to) and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer, Westchester Community College has signed Transfer Articulation Agreements with many colleges that offer bachelor’s degree programs. Visit to see a list of Articulation Agreements by institution or search by a specific program of study. Visit for additional transfer resources and contacts.

Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

Many colleges and universities are eager to have Westchester Community College graduates transfer to their institutions. Consider this an incentive to complete your WCC degrees with high honors!  Go to to view the many transfer scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges.

Getting Started

Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.

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