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Engineering Science AS - Aerospace Engineering


Aerospace Engineering: 408
Engineering Science AS

This track will prepare students to transfer to other aerospace engineering programs. Specific requirements in colleges vary, and the student preparing for a particular institution may, with approval, change the sequence listed below; this sequence of courses is articulated with the aerospace engineering program at University of Maryland College Park.*

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; all students should consult an engineering adviser.

The student should also visit the Montgomery College Engineering Advising website at for up-to-date comprehensive information.

First Semester
CHEM 135 General Chemistry for Engineers    (NSLD)
ENGL 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research (ENGF)
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
MATH 181 Calculus I (MATF)
  Health foundation 1
Second Semester
ENES 102 Statics 3
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
PHYS 161 General Physics I    (NSND) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution* 3
  Humanities distribution 3
Third Semester
ENES 220 Mechanics of Materials 3
MATH 280 Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 262 General Physics II (NSLD) 4
  Arts distribution  3
Fourth Semester
ENES 232
MATH 282
Differential Equations
MATH 284 Linear Algebra 4
PHYS 263 General Physics III (NSLD) 4
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution * 3
Total credit hours 62

*The two three-credit-hour behavioral and social sciences (BSSD) courses must be from different disciplines.

▪    Most engineering students will start at MC missing one or more prerequisites for CHEM 131, CHEM 132, CHEM 135, ENGL 102, ENES 100, and MATH 181.
▪    The appropriate initial chemistry courses will be determined by the student’s score on the Chemistry Placement Exam, mathematics level, AP/IB credits, or transfer credits. Possible courses include CHEM 099, CHEM 131, CHEM 132, or CHEM 135. Either CHEM 132 or CHEM 135 satisfies the required chemistry credit for UMCP. CHEM 131-132 satisfies the required chemistry credit for UMBC, but CHEM 135 does not.
▪    The prerequisite for ENGL 102 is ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A. English course placement is determined by the Accuplacer English/Reading Test.
▪    The corequisite for ENES 100 is MATH 180 or higher.
▪    The prerequisite for MATH 181 is MATH 180 (Precalculus). Mathematics initial course placement will be etermined by the Accuplacer Math Test, AP/IB credit, or transfer credits.
▪    UMCP’s ENAE 200 (1) and 283 (3) for which MC has no equivalents, remain to be taken at UMCP. Students need to take ENAE 283 in order to achieve full junior standing upon transfer. This must be done in summer term prior to fall term transfer.
▪    CMSC 140 (3) and ENES 240 (3) combined can be equivalent to ENAE 202 (3).

Program Outcomes for the Engineering AA Degree - Aerospace

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • Design simple mechanisms and structures using analytical and numerical methods in the area of aerospace engineering.
  • Use computer programming and application software in aerospace engineering.

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