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Engineering Science AS - Computer Engineering


Computer Engineering: 409
Engineering Science AS

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in computer 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 computer engineering program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 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 3
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design  3
MATH 181 Calculus  4
  Health foundation 1
Second Semester
CMSC 203 Computer Science I 4
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
PHYS 161 General Physics I (NSND) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution * 3
  Arts distribution 3
Third Semester
CMSC 204 Computer Science II 4
ENEE 244 Digital Logic Design 3
MATH 282 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 262 General Physics II  (NSLD) 4
  Humanities distribution  3
Fourth Semester
CMSC 207 Introduction to Discrete Structures 4
ENEE 207 Electric Circuits 4
ENEE 222 Elements of Discrete Signal Analysis 4
ENEE 245 Digital Circuits and Systems Laboratory 2
Behavioral and social sciences distribution*
Total credit hours 66

*  The two behavioral and social sciences 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, MATH 181, or CMSC 203.
▪    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 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 determined by the Accuplacer Math Test, AP/IB credit, or transfer credits.
▪    The pre-requisites for CMSC 203 are MATH 181 and CMSC 140 or consent of instructor if you have structured programming experience.
▪    MC courses CMSC 203 and CMSC 204 do not transfer to UMCP as equivalent to CMSC 131 and CMSC 132. Students planning to transfer to UMCP may take an assessment test to place out of these courses or take these
courses through MTAP prior to transfer.

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

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

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in programming and digital circuits.
  • Design simple systems using computing theory and numerical methods in the area of Computer Engineering.
  • Use computer application software in computer engineering.

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