Engineering Science

Build toward a four-year engineering degree in this career-oriented transfer program.

Monroe Community College’s engineering science associate degree program has a national reputation for excellence. Our engineering students routinely transfer to top engineering schools.

In MCC’s engineering associate degree program, you will:

  • Take engineering classes from award-winning faculty
  • Get practical, hands-on experience in engineering science
  • Earn credits you can transfer directly into an engineering bachelor’s degree program
  • Develop practical skills and a personal portfolio of design/build projects
  • Get to compete in a variety of national intercollegiate design competitions — our engineering students have won the ASEE National Robotic Competition six times!
  • Be able to take classes at RIT and UR in our cross registration program

Earn a two-year degree that’s engineered for success — and get halfway toward a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Maximize Your Transfer Opportunities with Our Two-Year Engineering Degree

Monroe Community College’s two-year degree in engineering science satisfies the freshman and sophomore course requirements for an engineering bachelor’s degree. You’ll gain a broad-based engineering education that lets you explore a variety of engineering disciplines before declaring a specialty. You’ll also be able to demonstrate your skills via a series of design/build projects.

MCC has a reputation as one of the nation’s most trusted engineering transfer programs because our engineering science degree is built upon input from highly ranked four-year engineering schools, as well as the Two-Year Engineering Science Association of New York.

To learn more about why our engineering degree stands out among community college engineering programs, contact an admissions counselor at (585) 292-2200 or

Get Results with Our Engineering Science Associate Degree

Graduates from Monroe Community College’s engineering science program have an outstanding record of continued education and career success. Our engineering students have transferred to many top engineering schools, including:

  • Cornell University
  • RPI
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Rochester
  • Clarkson University
  • University at Buffalo
  • Syracuse University

After earning bachelor’s degrees, graduates from our two-year engineering degree program have gone on to caeer success with firms such as:

  • Cisco
  • Oracle
  • Delphi
  • Postler & Jaeckle Corp
  • The Pike Company
  • Optimation, Inc
  • Quality Vision International
  • Harris Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Contact an admissions counselor today at (585) 292-2200 or to learn how to get started in Monroe Community College’s engineering science associate degree program.

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A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Engineering Science and Physics

School(s): Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

CIP Code: 14.0101
MCC Program Code: EN01
NYSED Code (BRI): 01211

This program's design is based on: Traditional MCC General Education

The purpose of the Engineering Science program is to prepare students for transfer to a four-year engineering school with junior status. Input from several four-year engineering schools in New York State and the Two Year Engineering Science Association of New York has been incorporated into the curriculum design to ensure transferability of the courses. The curriculum provides students with a broad based engineering education enabling them to explore a variety of engineering disciplines before declaring the field they will pursue. Several courses in the program include design and build experiences that allow students to apply what they learn to create working models.
NOTE: Credit earned or transfer credit received (e.g., dual credit courses) for engineering technology courses (e.g., CIT, CPT, ELT, MET, MFG, OPT) are
applicable to the Engineering Science degree.
(Housed in Engineering Science & Physics Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Solve various problems by applying a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of mathematics science and engineering
2) Practice effective team-building skills
3) Display effective presentation/communication skills
4) Apply knowledge of the engineering design and development process in practical situations
5) Design and conduct experiments
6) Analyze and interpret the results of experiments
7) Design systems components or processes to meet specified objectives within realistic constraints
8) Discuss sustainability issues in engineering
9) Develop computational skill and capability using computer hardware and software

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Pre-calculus (Pre-calculus in high school with an 85 or Math 175 at MCC). Three years of science, including Chemistry and Physics.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MTH 210 Calculus I4
CHE 151 General College Chemistry I4
ENR 161 Computing with Microsoft Excel and LabVIEW1
ENR 153 Mechanical Design and Prototyping * #4
SECOND SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
MTH 211 Calculus II4
PHY 161 University Physics I4
ENR 157 Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers * +4
THIRD SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
MTH 212 Calculus III4
PHY 261 University Physics 24
ENR 251 Statics OR CSC 202 * # ***3
ENR 253 Circuit Analysis 1+4
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16-17 Credit Hours
MTH 225 Differential Equations4
ENR 252 Dynamics +#***3-4
ENR 261 Matlab Programming3
ENR 254 Circuit Analysis 2 OR
ENR 256 Mechanics of Materials**
ENR 259 Engineering Design Laboratory*1

* Denotes courses containing a design and build experience.

Chemical Engineering: **Choose ENR 256. Replace +ENR 157, ENR 253, and ENR 252 with CHE 152, CHE 251, and CHE 252.

Computer Engineering: **Choose ENR 254. #Replace ENR 153, ENR 251, and ENR 252 with CSC 101, CSC 103, and CSC 202.

Electrical Engineering: . **Choose ENR 254. ***Choose ENR 251 or CSC 202 and replace ENR 252 with PHY 262.

Mechanical/Civil/Aeronautical Engineering
: **Choose ENR 256. + Choose ENR 157 or CHE 152.

Optics: Choose ENR 254. In addition, ENR 251 and ENR 252 should be replaced with cross-registration into OPT 241 and OPT 261 at the University of Rochester.

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