College Catalog Fall 2008 - Spring 2009
Engineering Science - AS

The Field

Space exploration, potholes in the street, community water supply systems, and high-resolution TV are examples of problems which engage the engineer. With something in excess of two million engineers in today's workforce, one must accept the difficulty of describing the breadth of engineering work. However, most engineers have a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree, and increasing numbers have one or more graduate degrees. Bachelor's degrees are normally taken in one of three areas: civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering. Graduate study leads to specialization in one of the more than 25 professionally recognized engineering branches.

The Instructional Program

SUNY Delhi's Engineering Science program provides the first two years of a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Common to all engineering programs are calculus, physics, chemistry, and a number of introductory engineering courses. Students choosing the Engineering Science program at Delhi receive coursework equivalent to lower-division offerings at four-year engineering schools. Graduates of Delhi's Engineering Science program transfer to engineering schools with full junior standing and can complete bachelor's degree requirements in two years.

Advantages of Delhi's Engineering Science program include economy and a personalized instructional atmosphere. Delhi's tuition is substantially less than that at a four-year college. This can reduce the total cost of an engineering education by many thousands of dollars. In addition, Delhi's instructional atmosphere is distinguished by a teaching faculty devoted to classroom instruction. Classes are small, so students receive the attention often needed to weather the first difficult years of college life. Program facilities include modern science laboratories and state-of-the-art computer systems.

Students matriculating in Delhi’s Engineering Science program should be prepared for a first course in calculus. High school math preparation should be substantially equivalent to New York State Regents Math A and B. A fourth year of math, such as Senior Math or Elementary Functions, is desirable. Coursework in physics and chemistry, while not necessary, is strongly recommended.

Students with a strong interest in engineering but without the necessary math and science requirements can enroll in Delhi’s Pre-Engineering program to develop the academic skills needed for Engineering Science work.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code:  0530

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CSCI 110

Computer Science I

3

 EGSC 120

Engineering Measurements Laboratory I

 1 

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

 MATH 210

Calculus I

4

 PHYS 210

Physics I

4

 

Total                                                  

15

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 EGSC 115

Computer-Aided Engineering Drawing 

3

 MATH 215

Calculus II

4

 PHYS  215

Physics II

4

 ENGL ___

English

 

 

or

3

 LITR ___  

Literature Elective

 

 ____ ___

Social Science Elective

3

 

Total

17

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 EGSC 210

Statics

3

 CHEM 180

General Chemistry I

 4 

 MATH 220

Calculus III

4

 PHYS  220

Physics III

4

 ____ ___

Social Science Elective*

3

 

Total                                                   

18

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                                 

Cr. Hrs.

 EGSC 130

Engineering Measurements Laboratory II

1

 EGSC 230

Circuit Analysis I

3

 EGSC 250

Dynamics

3

 EGSC 260

Strengths of Materials

 3 

 CHEM 185

General Chemistry II 

4

 MATH 225

Differential  Equations

4

 

Total                                         

18

Degree Requirement: 68 credit hours

Notes

*Social science electives include anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, psychology, and sociology.

Admissions Requirements

High school Mathematics Course A and B or equivalent are required for admission to the program. Mathematics 12, chemistry, and physics are strongly recommended.

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Engineering Science A.S. program should be able to:

  1. Understand a variety of engineering disciplines, including civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering through the laboratory exploration of mechanical measuring devices, tension, compression, shear, torsion testing, concrete mix design, and basic electrical measuring devices. 
  2. Produce computer-aided engineering drawings through the use of AutoCAD software.
  3. Write, test, and debug computer programs related to the discipline of engineering. 
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of statically determinant systems in equilibrium. 
  5. Understand nonequilibrium systems: displacement, velocity, and acceleration. 
  6. Demonstrate understanding of calculus-based engineering circuit analysis.
  7. Understand the behavior of material bodies as affected by mechanical and thermal stress and strain.
  8. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of calculus and differential equations and be able to apply this knowledge to the field of engineering, using graphing calculators and appropriate computer software.
  9. Exhibit a solid foundation of knowledge in the discipline of calculus-based physics including facility with the concepts of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, optics, and atomic physics.
  10. Understand and apply the concepts of general chemistry to the field of engineering.

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Last Updated: 8/3/08