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Engineering Science AS - Chemical Engineering


Chemical Engineering: 406
Engineering Science AS

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in chemical engineering. 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 chemical engineering program at the 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 comprehen- sive information.

First Semester
CHEM 132 Principles of Chemistry II  (NSLD)
ENGL 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research (ENGF)
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
MATH 181 Calculus I  (MATH)
  Health foundation  1
Second Semester
ENES 120 Biology for Engineers 3
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
PHYS 161 General Physics I  (NSND) 3
 Art distribution3
  Humanities distribution  3
Third Semester
CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry I 5
MATH 280 Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 262  General Physics II (NSLD) 4
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution † 3
Fourth Semester
CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry II 5
MATH 282 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 263 General Physics III  (NSLD) 4
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution † 3
Total credit hours 62

† The two behavioral and social sciences courses must be form 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, HEM 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 courses CHBE 101, 250, 301, and 302 are courses for which MC has no equivalents. CHBE 101, 250, and 301 must be completed for junior standing at UMCP.

Program Outcomes for the Engineering AS Degree - Chemical

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

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and organic chemistry problems.
  • Analyze and design simple chemical processes.
  • Use computer applications software in chemical engineering.
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