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Engineering Science

Engineering Science

Associate of Science
STEM and Health Professions

Why Study Engineering Science?

Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop solutions to technical problems, and their work is the link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications. Starting salaries are among the highest of all college graduates, and employment outlooks are favorable due to growing demand for qualified engineers. With a combination of liberal arts and general education, plus a rigorous concentration in mathematics, physics, chemistry and basic engineering courses, RCC’s program thoroughly prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges.

Occupational Objectives:

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall engineering employment is expected to grow by 11 percent over the 2008–18 decade. Engineering positions are in aerospace, agriculture, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer hardware and software, electrical, environmental, health and safety, electronics, marine/naval, mechanical, mining and geological, petroleum, nuclear, and even law or medicine. Most engineers work in office buildings, laboratories, or industrial plants, but other environments include construction and oil and gas exploration sites. Numerous high-level executives in government and industry begin their careers as engineers.

5 Top Reasons

To Study Engineering Science at RCC:

  1. VALUE: Affordable tuition and a high quality education. Save $30,000 to $100,000 by attending RCC before transferring to a four-year school.
  2. TRANSFER: The Engineering Science degree is equivalent to the freshman and sophomore course sequence for engineering programs at most four-year colleges.
  3. HONORS: Study among other scholars in RCC’s nationally renowned honors program or a semester abroad at Cambridge University in England.
  4. FACULTY: Our engineering faculty includes scientists with years of teaching and research experience in Materials, Mechanical and Bio-engineering, as well as Nanotechnology.
  5. FACILITIES: New state-of-the-art labs for Chemistry, Physics and Computers.

Opportunities at Rockland Community College:

Engineering students can experiment in RCC’s new, state of the art Chemistry, Physics and Computer Labs and study among other scholars in the renowned and vigorous Honors Program. Students have the opportunity to gain additional skills and socialize through extracurricular activities such as the Astronomy Club, Robotics Club, Video Game & Anime Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, or develop new clubs to pursue their interests.

Sample Courses:

  • Engineering Physics I & II
  • Engineering Design & Graphics
  • Engineering Statics
  • Differential Equations
  • Electric Circuits
  • Thermodynamics


Degree Sheets Program Guides Academics & Degrees Courses

Program Goals:

  • Graduate engineering students who demonstrate initiative, leadership, and teamwork and will continue to develop in their professional careers.
  • Program graduates will understand their roles as professionals in industry and society and be informed citizens with awareness of issues in their field and can relate them to their global effect.
  • Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills, be able to understand and effectively discuss ethical issues in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of engineering foundations in: statics, electrical circuits, thermodynamics, calculus, physics, chemistry, and computer sciences.
  • Develop analytical and critical thinking in problem-solving practices.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in engineering design and research.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.

Students will demonstrate successful completion of all the engineering courses by earning a minimum grade of C in all engineering related courses.

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