Engineering Science AS
SUNY Jefferson
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Engineering Science AS

Engineering Student working on robotics

Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Transfer
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields, innovation, invention
  • Skill Building: Problem solving, engineering, practical application of complex principles and theories
  • Career Options: Engineering fields, industry, government, academia
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5609

Transfer to a four-year college in the engineering discipline of your choice

Students who want to be engineers can begin their education at Jefferson Community College before transferring to a four-year college. You’ll complete your general education classes plus courses in physics, engineering design, and engineering graphics—essentially your first two years of study—before starting your bachelor’s degree program in any engineering field you choose.

Jefferson’s Engineering Science A.S. program is designed for students with an aptitude for math and science. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have four years of high school mathematics, including precalculus, plus physics, chemistry, and four years of English. Students in the program are required to buy or lease a computer that meets minimum specifications.

This program offers:

  • Opportunities for hands-on and theoretical application of engineering principles
  • Solid educational foundation for a variety of engineering and technology degrees
  • Cost savings on general education classes
  • Opportunity to gain the national credential of Certified Solidworks Associate (CSWA)

Job prospects are high for engineers

Earning an Engineering Science A.S. degree at Jefferson provides the educational foundation for your continued studies in any engineering discipline. Once you graduate with a bachelor's degree, you'll be ready to start your career in a field that's expected to grow by as much as 10 percent over the next decade.

Engineers are generally in high demand due to a shortage of graduates in the STEM fields, the challenges of a growing population and limited resources, and increased interest in improving quality of life. The average engineer's salary in 2016 ranged from $88,000 to $115,000 depending on engineering discipline.

Our graduates work in many disciplines - aerospace, mechanical, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, electrical, and computer engineering - and for employers that are having difficulty recruiting the right people.  You can be the right person, and it all begins at Jefferson.

Learn to solve engineering challenges

When you complete the Engineering Science A.S. degree you will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • Apply critical thinking skills


Advancing Women in Engineering at Jefferson


Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday


Transfer to the bachelor’s program of your choice

Engineering Science A.S. graduates transfer to various four-year colleges and universities with full-junior status. Recent Jefferson grads have gone on to study at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson University, Syracuse University, Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY ESF at Syracuse, Clemson University, SUNY Binghamton, University of Buffalo, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Ohio State University.

Formal transfer agreements with some institutions make transfer especially smooth:

  • Clarkson University
  • Cornell University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Syracuse University


Degree requirements for Engineering Science A.S.

Effective Fall 2018

Engineering Requirements (5 credit hours)
Engineering Requirements (5 credit hours) Credit Hours
ENS 100: Engineering Orientation 1
ENS 101: Engineering Graphics 3
ENS 200: Engineering Design and Build 1
Computer Science Requirement (3 credit hours)
Computer Science Requirement (3 credit hours) Credit Hours
CIS 116: Introductory Programming 3
Liberal Arts Requirements (39 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (39 credit hours) Credit Hours
CHE 131: General Chemistry 1 4
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
ENG 102: Literature and Composition or higher 3
MTH 221: Calculus 1  4
MTH 222: Calculus 2 4
MTH 242: Differential Equations 4
MTH 241: Calculus 3 or
MTH 245: Linear Algebra
PHY 143: Science and Engineering Physics 1 4
PHY 145: Science and Engineering Physics 3 4
Social Science Elective 11 3
Social Science Elective 21 3
Restricted Electives Requirements (18 credit hours)
Restricted Electives Requirements (18 credit hours) Credit Hours
Concentration Elective:
Choose one of the following:  CHE 211 Organic Chemistry 1 or ENS 207 Electrical Science or PHY 144 Science and Engineering Physics 2
Restricted Electives:
Choose five courses from: BIO 131, BIO 202, CHE 132, CHE 211, CHE 212, CHE 215, CIS 216, CIS 250, ENS 201, ENS 204, ENS 206, ENS 207, MTH 231, MTH 241, MTH 245, PHY 144

Total Credit Hours 65


Advising Notes
Advising Notes:  
1Courses must be Social Science electives selected from two different areas in the SUNY General Education Course Listing for Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, and Other World Civilizations.  


Program Contacts

Oliver Youst

Associate Professor of Physics
(315) 786-2243 

Donna Stevenson

Professor of Mathematics
Chair, School of STEM and Health Professions
(315) 786-2518

Kerry Kennett

Instructor of Engineering
(315) 786-2388