The Division of Engineering Programs offers high-quality undergraduate programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, as well as five-year programs through which students may earn their bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering and master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Our Computer and Electrical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); the Mechanical Engineering program also aligns with ABET's stringent standards and will be reviewed for accreditation on 2017.
SUNY New Paltz's engineering programs are designed to meet the needs of a rapidly changing technological society. Each program includes a broad General Education experience, foundation coursework to ensure fundamental knowledge of mathematics and natural science, a core curriculum through which students develop and refine discipline-specific knowledge and skills, and elective courses that provide opportunities for applying knowledge and using the tools and techniques of modern engineering practice. Our students benefit from quality facilities, small classes and labs, close interaction with faculty with real-world experience, and opportunities for research and internships with industry partners. Students acquire the cultural, social, and communication skills that only a liberal arts college can provide and graduate fully prepared for the engineering profession of today and tomorrow.
Departmental Academic Policies
Non-engineering students may not enroll in engineering or engineering-related courses other than Introduction to Engineering Science (EGG101) and Technical Communication (EGG321). Exceptions are frequently granted for Circuit Analysis (EGE200), Circuits Laboratory (EGE201), Digital Logic Fundamentals (EGC220), and Digital Logic Laboratory (EGC221). Permission to register in any of these courses* must be obtained from the Division of Engineering Programs prior to registration.
*Permission is not required for Computer Science students to register for EGC220 Digital Logic Fundamentals and EGC221 Digital Logic Laboratory.
Admission of transfer students will be based on transcript review, detailed comparison with SUNY New Paltz foundation requirements, and consultation with an adviser from the Division of Engineering Programs. Transfer students from other SUNY campuses will find information about Seamless Transfer here and about designated transfer path courses here.
Students may not enroll in any engineering course unless all prerequisites have been met with a grade of C- or better.
Students are required to receive grades of C- or better in any course that is used to satisfy engineering major requirements. Except for Fieldwork (EGC/EGE/EGM494), courses taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis cannot be applied toward engineering major requirements.
Please note: Our program is designed to be completed in four (4) years if students begin the math sequence with Calculus I.