New Engineering Science Degree Offered This Fall

Article Posted -- July 22, 2014

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will introduce a new Engineering Science degree option this upcoming fall semester as part of an Associate of Science (A.S.) program in Science and Mathematics.

The new Engineering Science option is designed to be multi-departmental, drawing on the combined skills of professors from the science, mathematics and engineering areas at SCCC. According to Associate Professor of Physics and Computer Science, Peter Schoch, “This is a fantastic opportunity for students who attend SCCC. Our current students were well prepared, in a generic manner, as Mathematics majors. However, our Engineering Science degree will allow our students to begin at SCCC and form a solid foundation that should allow them to pursue degrees in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Computer Engineering. Given our students past successes at places like NJIT, I see this only enhancing their chances for success and internships at their transfer institutions.”

Courses in the program will include “Engineering Statics,” “Numerical Methods of Engineering” and “Engineering Dynamics.” These courses will prepare students for this “in-demand” field and ease the transfer opportunities into a Bachelor of Science program at a four-year college or university.

For students that choose a field of study in one of the following STEM occupations, which refers to an occupation in science, technology, engineering or math, The Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bl.gov) notes that “The domain with the highest wage ($83,750) is the life and physical science, engineering, mathematics, and information technology occupations.”

The fall semester begins September 2nd. For more information on this program or any of the other degree and certificate programs offered at SCCC, contact Admissions at 973-300-2223 or visit sussex.edu/academics