Designed for returning engineering students who want to complete their bachelor's degree or for students who have earned a degree in other fields but want to pursue an engineering degree, the online engineering science program offers an excellent opportunity to gain technical skills and achieve greater career success.
The BS in Engineering Science program is designed specifically to accommodate a wide range of work schedules. Our engaging courses are taught completely online and students can study full-time or part-time depending on their individual needs.
Complete your bachelor's degree in engineering and forge a path to new careers
Pursue an interdisciplinary program of study designed to meet your interests and objectives
Completely online for flexibility and convenience
Equips graduates with an ability to approach and solve complex engineering problems at every level
The Engineering Science BS program develops a strong, broad-based, rigorous engineering background for analysis and evaluation of engineering problems in today’s rapidly evolving and often high-tech industries.
Using analytical and problem-solving skills, students who complete the Engineering Science program are able to establish careers that range from technical positions in industry to research positions in government or private labs. Additionally, graduates are well suited to go into engineering sales and technical communication, and to continue on to graduate school.
The BS in Engineering Science program, hosted in the interdisciplinary Department of Engineering Education, consists of six curricular elements:
The BS in Engineering Science is designed as a degree completion program. Students are expected to complete most of the 100- and 200-level courses related to the major before joining the UB program. Specifically, students should complete the mathematics (MTH 141, MTH 142, MTH 241, MTH 306), calculus-based physics with lab (PHY 107, PHY 108, PHY 158), and chemistry with lab (CHE 107, CHE 127) requirements before joining UB. Also note that many of the course options applicable to the breadth requirement and UB Curriculum (ENG 105, List 1 and List 2 courses for the thematic and global pathways) are not available in an online format during the standard fall and spring semesters at UB.
There are several ways for students to complete these lower-division courses. Students are welcome to enroll in campus-based courses at UB or other academic institutions. Many of the relevant courses are offered in an online format during the winter and summer semesters at UB. Finally, several institutions offer these courses in on online format throughout the academic year. A particularly relevant example is SUNY Finger Lakes Community College. This institution offers an Associate of Science in Engineering Science program in an online format. Students who complete the AS in Engineering Science at SUNY Finger Lakes can transition seamlessly to the BS in Engineering Science program at UB via SUNY Seamless Transfer.
All prospective students should review the program curriculum requirements. We then encourage students to draft an academic plan and review it with an academic advisor within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students can arrange a meeting by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and aim to complete a subsequent degree at UB do not need to satisfy UB Curriculum (general education) requirements.