Engineering Science (Transfer) (ENR)

This program is for students planning to transfer upon graduation from Dutchess Community College to a four-year college granting a Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline. Dutchess graduates readily transfer to established and respected educational institutions as third- year engineering students. Dutchess Community College’s engineering science program is designed so that our students develop the skill set needed to succeed in competitive four-year engineering programs in a variety of engineering disciplines. Our engineering science program provides the appropriate mix of math, science, engineering and liberal arts as benchmarked by ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) and recommended by TYESA (Two-Year Engineering Science Association). The Dutchess Community College Engineering Science program incorporates the following competencies: problem solving, design, teamwork, communication skills, quality and continuous improvement, and computer literacy.

Six advisement tracks are available to students to help them transfer to a specific engineering major at a four-year university or college.

• Biomedical Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Civil and Environmental Engineering
• Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

It is recommended that students entering this program have completed high school chemistry, physics, and four units of high school mathematics. Students without current college-preparatory courses in these areas may need more than two years to complete the engineering science program.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements of this program. Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Engineering Science (ENR):

  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills in a clear and organized manner using appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication techniques with regard to subject, purpose and audience.

  • Students will produce writing that is well organized, well developed and clear.

  • Students will apply the scientific method, develop hypotheses, analyze results and draw conclusions.

  • Students will work with graphical, numerical or symbolic models to solve problems and interpret results.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use technology and software applications to produce an output or perform analyses appropriate to their academic program/discipline.

  • Students will formulate or evaluate arguments, problems or opinions and arrive at a solution, position or hypothesis based on carefully considered evidence.

Courses should be selected with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I


CHE 121

General Chemistry I


MAT 221

Calculus I


ENR 101

Introduction to Engineering


ENR 100

Engineering Technology Introductory



ENT 131

Technical Drawing





Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II


WFE 101

Lifetime Wellness and Fitness


PHY 151

Engineering Physics I


MAT 222

Calculus II


ENR 102

Computer Programming for Engineers (b)





Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

PHY 152

Engineering Physics II


MAT 223

Calculus III


ENR 208

Engineering Statics


Technical Elective (c)



BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World





Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

PHY 251

Engineering Physics III


MAT 224

Differential Equations


American History (Appendix D)


Advanced Technical Electives (d) 








a. In addition to the listed first semester course load, Electrical and Computer Engineering students should also take ELT 115. Biomedical and Chemical Engineering students should also take WFE 101.

b. In addition to the second semester course load, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering students should take CHE 122.

c. The courses that apply as introductory technical electives are ENR 201, ENR 215, BIO 105 and CHE 231.

Biomedical Engineering take BIO 105
Electrical Engineering take ENR 201
Chemical Engineering take CHE 231
Environmental Engineering by advisement
Civil Engineering take ENR 215
Mechanical Engineering take ENR 201
Computer Engineering take ENR 201

d. The courses that apply as advanced technical electives are ENR 204, ENR 207, ENR 209, ENR 220, MAT 214, BIO 106, and CHE 232.

Biomedical Engineering take BIO 106 and ENR 207
Electrical Engineering ENR 209 and ENR 220
Chemical Engineering take CHE 232 and ENR 207
Environmental Engineering ENR 209 and by advisement
Civil Engineering take ENR 209 and ENR 204
Mechanical Engineering take ENR 209 and ENR 204 or ENR 207
Computer Engineering take ENR 220 and MAT 214