Differences between Engineering Science and Engineering Technology

Engineering Science A.S.

Engineering Technology A.A.S. (MT, CT, ET, TC)

Job Title: Engineer

with a 4-year degree

Job Title: Technician

with a 2-year AAS degree

Completing the math (Calculus) and science requirements is essential to progress through the early gateway courses

Completing the math and science requirements is essential, but progression through the early gateway courses may not be hindered

5 required math classes (MA-440, MA-441, MA-442, MA-443, MA-451)

2 required math classes (MA-114 and MA-128, or MA-440 and MA-441)

PH-421, PH-422, CH-151 are required

Either (PH-201 and PH-202) or (PH-421 and PH-422)

Good at theory and hands-on work

Enjoy hands-on work 

Jobs may focus on design and development of technology

Jobs tend to focus on implementation or building in technology.

Some jobs in Engineering are possible with a 4-year technology degree; however, the job title "engineer" more typically requires a 4-year degree in engineering; and job title "technician" typically requires a 2-year or 4-year technology degree.

Plan to get at least a 4-year degree before working. 

In a company, an engineer usually would report directly to management.

Intend to start working in tech with a 2-year degree. 

In a workplace, a technician usually would report directly to an engineer.

Best for transfer to City College, NYIT, SUNY Stonybrook engineering programs

Best transfer to 4-year technology programs at City Tech, SUNY Farmingdale, NYIT

A.S. in Engineering Science

A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology

A.A.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology

A.A.S. in Telecommunications Technology

A.A.S. in Computer Engineering Technology

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