• 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 advisement team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, 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.
     
    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance, and visit laguardia.edu/visit for directions to campus.

     

    Advising Team Staff Members Email Phone  Office 
    Laura Barski, Advising Services  lbarski@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5921  B 235 
    Marangely Colon, Advising Services  mcolon@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5267  B 100N 


    Advising Team Faculty Members  Email Phone  Office Location
    Hendrick Delcham, Engineering hdelcham@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5731 E 235M
    Reginald Eze, Engineering reze@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6172 E 235I
    Yasser Hassebo, Engineering yhassebo@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6092 E 235N
    Abdel Hamid Kadik, Engineering akadik@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-349-4049 E 218U
    George McCormack, Engineering gmccormack@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5733 E 235B
    Yves Ngabonziza, Engineering Program Director yngabonziza@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6178 E 218Y 
    Zahidur Rahman, Engineering zrahman@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5957 E 218Q
    Paul West, Engineering pwest@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6177 E 235P

    Current Students
    Log in to the CUNY Portal 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 curricula and the recommended course sequence below.

    Civil Engineering Curriculum
    Electrical Engineering Curriculum
    Earth System Science & Environmental Curriculum
    Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

    See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.

    Selecting Flexible Core Courses
     
    The courses you should take to satisfy the Pathways Flexible Core depends upon many factors, including: schools you are considering transferring to, your academic strengths and interests, and credits that you have earned from previous colleges. It is also important to note that some Pathways Flexible Core courses will also satisfy LaGuardia’s Urban Study requirement. 

    The following are Flexible Core courses recommended by the Engineering advisors and faculty:

    World Cultures and Global Issues

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    U.S. Experience in its Diversity

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Sociology  SSN187  Urban Sociology

    Creative Expression

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Music  HUM101  Introduction to Music

    Individual and Society

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Philosophy and Critical Thinking  HUP104  Ethics and Moral Issues 

    Scientific World

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Chemistry  SCC202  Fundamentals of Chemistry II


    The following course sequence is recommended for new students. Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information below for recommended Flexible Core courses.


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT201 Calculus I Required Core
    SCC201 Fundamentals of Chemistry Required Core 4
    MAC102 C/C++ Programming  Program Core 
    ENG101 English Composition Pathways Required Core 3
    EFC090 First Year Seminar for Engineering and Computer Science  Degree Program Core
    Session Credits 14 
    Total Credits 14 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT202 Calculus II Flexible Core: Scientific World
    Session Credits
    Total Credits 18


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAE101 Engineering Lab I Program Core
    ENG259 Technical Writing Required Core 3
    SCC202 Fundamentals of Chemistry II Flexible Core: Scientific World
    SCP231 General Physics I Program Core
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 30 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUM101 Introduction to Music (recommended course) Flexible Core: Creative Expression 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 33 


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT203 Calculus III Program Core
    HUP104 Ethics and Moral Issues (recommended course) Flexible Core: Individual & Society 3
    SCP232 General Physics II Program Core
      Various Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues 3
    Session Credits 14 
    Total Credits 47 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SSN187 Urban Sociology (recommended course) Flexible Core: US Experience in its Diversity 3
    MAE209 Structure and Site Plan  Program Core
    MAE219  Thermodynamics  Program Core 
    MAT204  Elementary Differential Equations  Program Core 
    Session Credits 13 
    Total Credits 60


    In addition, is recommended that Engineering studentstake MAT212: Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis, which complements the curriculumand can also transfer to the Engineering program at City College.


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


    The following course sequence is recommended for new students. Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information below for recommended Flexible Core courses.


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT201 Calculus I Required Core
    SCC201 Fundamentals of Chemistry Required Core 4
    MAC102 C/C++ Programming  Program Core 
    ENG101 English Composition Pathways Required Core 3
    EFC090 First Year Seminar for Engineering and Computer Science  Degree Program Core
    Session Credits 14 
    Total Credits 14 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAE101 Engineering Lab I Program Core
    ENG259 Technical Writing Required Core 3
    SCC202 Fundamentals of Chemistry II Flexible Core: Scientific World
    SCP231 General Physics I Program Core
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 26 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUM101 Introduction to Music (recommended course) Flexible Core: Creative Expression 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 29


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT203 Calculus III Program Core
    MAT204 Elementary Differential Equations Program Core
    SCP232 General Physics II Program Core
      Various Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues 3
    Session Credits 15 
    Total Credits 44 


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUP104 Ethics and Moral Issues (recommended course) Flexible Core: Individual and Society 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 47


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SSN187 Urban Sociology (recommended course) Flexible Core: US Experience in its Diversity 3
    MAE213 Electrical Circuits Program Core
    MAE219  Thermodynamics  Program Core 
    MAT221  Probability Program Core 
    Session Credits 13 
    Total Credits 60


    In addition, is recommended that Engineering students take MAT212: Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis, which complements the curriculum and can also transfer to the Engineering program at City College.


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


    The following course sequence is recommended for new students. Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information below for recommended Flexible Core courses.


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT201 Calculus I Required Core
    SCC201 Fundamentals of Chemistry Required Core 4
    MAC102 C/C++ Programming  Program Core 
    ENG101 English Composition Pathways Required Core 3
    EFC090 First Year Seminar for Engineering and Computer Science  Degree Program Core
    Session Credits 14 
    Total Credits 14 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUP104 Ethics and Moral Issues (recommended course) Flexible Core: Individual and Society 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 17 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAE101 Engineering Lab I Program Core
    ENG259 Technical Writing Required Core 3
    MAT202 Calculus II Flexible Core: Scientific World
    SCP231 General Physics I Program Core
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 29 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUM101 Introduction to Music (recommended course) Flexible Core: Creative Expression 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 32


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT203 Calculus III Program Core
    SCC202 Fundamentals of Chemistry II Flexible Core: Scientific World
    SCP232 General Physics II Program Core
    MAE106 Earth Systems Engineering and Science Program Core 4
    Session Credits 16 
    Total Credits 48 


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT204
    (Recommended)
    Differential Equations
    (Recommended)
    Unrestrictive Elective 2
    Session Credits
    Total Credits 50


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SSN187 Urban Sociology (recommended course) Flexible Core: US Experience in its Diversity 3
    MAE213 Electrical Circuits Program Core
    MAE217 Environmental Engineering and Earth Systems Program Core 
      Various Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues 3
    Session Credits 13 
    Total Credits 63 


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


    The following course sequence is recommended for new students. Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information below for recommended Flexible Core courses.


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT201 Calculus I Required Core
    SCC201 Fundamentals of Chemistry Required Core 4
    MAC102 C/C++ Programming  Program Core 
    ENG101 English Composition Pathways Required Core 3
    EFC090 First Year Seminar for Engineering and Computer Science  Degree Program Core
    Session Credits 14 
    Total Credits 14 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUP104 Ethics and Moral Issues (recommended course) Flexible Core: Individual and Society 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 17 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAE101 Engineering Lab I Program Core
    ENG259 Technical Writing Required Core 3
    MAT202 Calculus II Flexible Core: Scientific World
    SCP231 General Physics I Program Core
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 29 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUM101 Introduction to Music (recommended course) Flexible Core: Creative Expression 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 32


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT203 Calculus III Program Core
    SCC202 Fundamentals of Chemistry II Flexible Core: Scientific World
    SCP232 General Physics II Program Core

    Various Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues 3
    Session Credits 15
    Total Credits 47


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT204 Elementary Differential Equations Program Core 4
    Session Credits 4
    Total Credits 51 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SSN187 Urban Sociology (recommended course) Flexible Core: US Experience in its Diversity 3
    MAE213 Electrical Circuits Program Core
    MAE211 Engineering Mechanics: Statistics Program Core 
    MAE219 Thermodynamics Program Core 
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 63 


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