Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Engineering Science (BS)

There are two areas of specialization in the Engineering Science BS. They are: Computer Engineering Specialization (CES) and Mechanical Engineering Specialization (MES). Students may choose to follow one of these areas of specialization.

General Education Requirements 42 credits 
Major Requirements  110 credits 
Total Credits Required  133

*22 credits required for the Major also satisfy general education requirements.

 

General Education Requirements

This program has a waiver to specify particular courses students must take in the areas of the General Education Requirements (Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning, Life and Physical Sciences, Scientific World and College Option). If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the requirements, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.

ENG 111Introduction to College Writing(EC)

3

ENG 151College Writing(EC)

3

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

World Cultures and Global Issues Course(WG)

3

US Experience in its Diversity Course(US)

3

Individual and Society Course(IS)

3

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)(STEM)

3

Creative Expression Course(CE)

3

AND

CSC 270Introduction to Scientific Computing(SW)(STEM)

4

OR

ENS 250Engineering Mechanics(SW)(STEM)

3

AND

ECO 251/POL 251International Political Economy(CO)(CW)(P&D)

4

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(CO)

1

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

AND

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 233Calculus III(MQ)

3

OR

PHY 240Waves and Modern Physics(SW)(STEM)

3

Total Credit Hours:42

Major Requirements

One-year of high school chemistry is required prior to entry into CHM 141/121.  If you have not completed one-year of high school chemistry you will be required to complete CHM 100 and CHM 101 prior to registering for CHM 141/121.
CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory(CO)

1

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CSC 270Introduction to Scientific Computing(SW)(STEM)

4

AND

ECO 251/POL 251International Political Economy(CO)(CW)(P&D)

4

OR

ECO 285Economics for Engineers(RLA)

4

AND

ENS 100Introduction to Engineering(RLA)

2

ENS 110Engineering Graphics(RNL)

2

ENS 136Computer-Aided Engineering I(RNL)

2

ENS 220Introduction to Computer Engineering(RNL)

4

ENS 221Digital Electronics Laboratory(RNL)

2

ENS 241Electrical and Electronic Circuits(RNL)

4

ENS 249Basic Measurements Laboratory(RNL)

2

ENS 250Engineering Mechanics(SW)(STEM)

3

ENS 310Thermodynamics(RLA)

4

ENS 336Computer-Aided Engineering(RNL)

4

ENS 362Microcontrollers(RNL)

4

ENS 371Systems Analysis(RNL)

3

ENS 485Properties of Materials(RNL)

4

ENS 491Advanced Engineering Design I(RNL)

2

ENS 492Advanced Engineering Design II(RNL)

2

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

 

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

6

OR

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

 

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 233Calculus III(MQ)

3

MTH 330Applied Mathematical Analysis I(RLA)

4

AND

MTH 311Probability Theory and an Introduction to Mathematical Statistics(RLA)

4

OR

MTH 331Applied Mathematical Analysis II(RLA)

4

AND

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 240Waves and Modern Physics(SW)(STEM)

3

AND

Specialization Requirements

There are two specializations in the Engineering Science BS. They are: Computer Engineering Specialization (CES) and Mechanical Engineering Specialization (MES). Students may choose to follow one of these specializations.

Computer Engineering Specialization (CES)

CSC 305Operating Systems Programming Laboratory(RNL)(CES)

1

CSC 332Operating Systems I(RLA)(CES)

3

CSC 326Data Structures(RNL)(CES)

4

ENS 331Digital Signal Processing(CES)(RLA)

4

ENS 439Systems Laboratory(CES)(RNL)

2

OR

Mechanical Engineering Specialization (MES)

ENS 316Dynamics(RLA)(MES)

4

ENS 380Mechanics of Solids(RNL)(MES)

4

ENS 450Fluid Mechanics(RLA)(MES)

4

ENS 459Applied Mechanics Laboratory(RNL)(MES)

2

AND

One Technical Electives approved by an engineering science advisor

Computer Engineering Specialization (CES)

ENS 446Computer Architecture(RNL)

4

OR

Mechanical Engineering Specialization (MES)

One 300- or or 400-level Biology course

4

OR

One 300- or 400-level Chemistry course

4

OR

One 300- or 400-level Computer Science course

4

OR

One 300- or 400-level Engineering Science course

4

OR

One 300- or 400-level Mathematics course

OR

One 300- or 400-level Physics course

4

AND

Two Advanced ENS Electives

Computer Engineering Specialization (CES)

CSC 435Advanced Data Communications(RNL)

4

ENS 415Network Systems Engineering(RNL)

3

ENS 420Analog and Digital Systems Design(RNL)

4

ENS 436Electrical Machines and Energy Systems(RNL)

3

ENS 441Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution(RNL)

4

ENS 463Introduction to Nanotechnology(RNL)

4

ENS 466Telecommunications Systems Engineering(RNL)

4

ENS 471Control Systems(RLA)

3

ENS 473Image and Video Processing in Engineering(RNL)

4

OR

Mechanical Engineering Specialization (MES)

ENS 410Heat Transfer(RNL)

4

ENS 434Energy Conversion(RNL)

4

ENS 436Electrical Machines and Energy Systems(RNL)

3

ENS 438Power Plant Design and Analysis(RNL)

4

ENS 441Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution(RNL)

4

ENS 463Introduction to Nanotechnology(RNL)

4

ENS 470Introduction to Environmental Engineering(RNL)

4

ENS 471Control Systems(RLA)

3


Free Electives: 4 credits

Chemistry Advisory

One-year of high school chemistry is required prior to entry into CHM 141 and CHM 121.  If you have not completed one-year of high school chemistry you will be required to complete CHM 100 and CHM 101 prior to registering for CHM 141 and CHM 121.

Mathematics Placement

Depending on mathematics placement, some students may have to complete MTH 30, and/or MTH 35 and/or MTH 123, and/or MTH 130 prior to enrolling in MTH 230/229 or MTH 231/229.

Total Credit Hours: 133

Honors

To graduate with honors in Engineering Science a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Fulfillment of all the requirements for the Engineering Science degree
  2. An overall grade point average of 3.5 and a grade point average of 3.5 in the major
  3. Outstanding achievement as demonstrated by ONE or more of the following:
    1. Exceptional senior project
    2. Authorship in a paper or abstract at the refereed conference or journal proceedings in the field
    3. Major recognition award for undergraduate research work within the CUNY community
  4. In order for the honors option to be awarded, the student needs to be nominated by faculty or apply before graduation and honors status will be judged and awarded by a departmental committee.

The Engineering Science program offers a number of senior-level electives for students interested in further work in a particular area of engineering and for students interested in graduate work in engineering. Students should consult an advisor in the program for details. Concentrations are available in the following areas:

Computer Engineering - Communications and Networking

Computer Engineering - Operating Systems

Computer Engineering - Architecture and Organization

Computer Engineering - Artificial Intelligence

Electrical Engineering - Electronics

Electrical Engineering - Control Systems

Electrical Engineering - Communication Systems

Electrical Engineering - Energy Systems

Mechanical Engineering - Heat Transfer

Mechanical Engineering - Fluids and Aerodynamics

Mechanical Engineering - Biomedical Applications

Mechanical Engineering - Environmental Control

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement

Of the 133 credits required for the BS in Engineering Science, at least 66 must be in liberal arts and sciences courses. Most courses designated ENS are non-liberal arts and sciences; those ENS courses that are cross-listed in mathematics (MTH) or physics (PHY) are liberal arts and sciences.

Transfer Program

Students who have graduated with a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in one of the engineering technologies can be admitted to the BS degree program. Their previous courses are evaluated, and they are usually required to take such bridging courses as PHY 230 Physics for Engineers and CSC 270 Introduction to Scientific Computing, as well as additional mathematics courses.

The requirements for the transfer program are identical to those given above for the BS in Engineering Science.

Major Requirements:

Same as BS in Engineering Science

Electives: 4 credits (for all three specializations)

Total Credits Required: 133