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Engineering Science AS - Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering: 407
Engineering Science AS

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in civil 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 civil 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 comprehensive information.

First Semester
CHEM 135 General Chemistry for Engineers (NSLD)
ENGL 102 Critical Reading, Writing and Research
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
MATH 181 Calculus (MATF) 4
  Health foundation  1
Second Semester
ENES 102
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
PHYS 161 General Physics I  (NSND)
  Arts 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
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution*
Fourth Semester
ENES 221 Dynamics or other ENEE or ENES course 3
ENES 240 Scientific and Engineering Computation 3
MATH 282 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 263 General Physics III (NSLD) 4
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution * 3
Total credit hours 61

*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 pre-requisites 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 xam, 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 pre-requisite for ENGL 102 is ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A. English course placement is determined by the Accuplacer English/Reading Test.
▪    The co-requisite for ENES 100 is MATH 180 or higher.
▪    The pre-requisite 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 ENCE 100, 200, 215, 305 for which MC has no equivalents, must be completed after transfer or through MTAP.
▪    ENES 221 is only required for Geotechnical/Structures Track at UMCP. Students pursuing Environmental/Water resources Track or Transportation Track at UMCP may opt to take BIOL 105, BIOL 108, or GEOL 101 to fulfill the non-major science requirement.
▪    BIOL 105/BIOL 106, BIOL 108, OR GEOL 101 may be more appropriate than PHYS 263 depending on your transfer institution.
▪    NOTE: MC now offers ENES 120 Biology for Engineers (3) in the fall semester. This will transfer as equivalent to BIOE 120 for students who will pursue the B.S. Civil Engineering Environmental/Water Resources Track at UMCP.

Program Outcomes for the Engineering A.S. Degree - Civil

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

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in structural mechanics.
  • Analyze and design simple structures using analytical and numerical methods in the area of civil engineering.
  • Use computer programming and applications software in civil engineering.

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