• Engineering Science

    Study Engineering Science with a focus on Civil, Electrical, Earth System Science & Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering.

  • The Engineering Science programs are housed within the Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC) Department and offers four degrees: Civil, Electrical, Earth System Science & Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering. Each leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree, and has been designed for transfer as a Dual/ Joint program with the School of Engineering at City College of New York (CCNY).

  • After completing the AS degree at LaGuardia, students will transfer to City College of New York (CCNY) or another senior college in order to obtain the Bachelor in Science degree in Engineering. The AS program offers a seamless transition to the upper division of the baccalaureate program at CCNY provided the student satisfies transfer requirements. The bachelor’s degree from CCNY is fully accredited by New York State and by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

    Programmatic goals are to provide students with a solid background in the core curriculum of engineering during the first two years, and to prepare them to pursue baccalaureate degrees in engineering in subsequent years. Transferring students are expected to perform as well as (or better than) students matriculating directly at CCNY. The program officially started in the fall of 2005; since then articulation agreements with SUNY at Stony Brook, NYC Tech, and Vaughn College have been established in order to offer students more transfer opportunities.

    An Associate degree in Engineering Science is the first step to a Bachelor degree and subsequent career in engineering. 

    Civil Engineers design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. In 2015, the annual median salary for civil engineers was $82,220.

    Electrical Engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for electrical engineers in 2015 was $95,230. 

    Environmental Engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control. In 2015 the average annual salary was $84,560. 

    Mechanical Engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines, and machines. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for electrical engineers in 2015 was $83,590.

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    In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.

    Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


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    Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more.

    Degree Map
    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    Current Students
    Log in to My LaGuardia to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

    Prospective Students
    Review the curriculum.

    Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more.

    Degree Map
    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    Current Students
    Log in to My LaGuardia to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

    Prospective Students
    Review the curriculum.

    Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more.

    Degree Map
    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    Current Students
    Log in to My LaGuardia to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

    Prospective Students
    Review the curriculum.

    Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more.

    Degree Map
    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.