Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Engineering Science

(HEGIS: 5609)

A.S. Degree

Engineering is a challenging and rewarding profession. It’s a source of expertise for research, design, development, and production, providing the foundation of our technological society. Engineers consistently command the highest starting salaries of all bachelor’s degree graduates.

Our engineering science program is designed for transfer into the junior class at a four-year college or university. This rigorous program emphasizes mathematics and basic sciences. After earning an associate degree at Tompkins Cortland Community College you can major in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering. You may also continue your studies in aeronautical, agricultural, environmental, geological, industrial, and petroleum engineering, or bioengineering.

Program Requirements

(for those matriculating in 2017-2018)


A.S., requirements, career options

Career Opportunities

While the curriculum of this program is designed primarily for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, skills learned relate directly to some positions in the engineering science field.

Transfer Options

The program is compatible with a number of New York state engineering schools; recent graduates have transferred to:

  • Binghamton University
  • Buffalo State College
  • Clarkson University
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Illinois

This program conforms to the guidelines of the New York State Two-Year and Four-Year Curriculum Study Committee’s Recommendations for Engineering Science Transfer Programs. For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office. You can complete this rigorous program in two years if you have four years of high school mathematics and a year each of high school chemistry and physics. Students who lack this background will require more than two years to finish the program.

Program Chair

Janet Swinnich
Professor (Physics, Electrical Technology, Engineering Science)

Contact Admissions about this program

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