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Engineering Science AS - Fire Protection Engineering


Fire Protection Engineering: 403
Engineering Science AS

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in fire protection 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 fire protection 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 4
ENGL 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research 3
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
  Health foundation  1
MATH 181 Calculus I (MATF) 4
Second Semester
ENES 102 Statics 3
MATH 182
Calculus II 4
PHYS 161 General Physics I  (NSND) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution  *
  Humanities distribution  3
Third Semester
ENES 220 Mechanics of Materials 3
ENES 221 Dynamics 3
MATH 280 Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 262 General Physics II (NSLD) 4
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution * 3
Fourth Semester
ENES 232 Thermodynamics  


ENES 240 Scientific and Engineering Computation 3
MATH 282 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 263 General Physics III (NSLD) 4
  Arts 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 re-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 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 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 ENFP 250(3) and 255(3), for which MC has no equivalents, remain to be taken at UMCP after transfer.
▪    ENES 240 (Engineering Computation) or ENES 232 (thermodynamics) IS NOT required for transfer, but is transferable as equivalent to other technical elective courses in the junior year.

Program Outcomes for the Engineering A.S. Degree - Fire Protection

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 structures and strategies using analytic and numerical methods in the area of firer protection engineering.
  • Use computer application software in computer engineering.

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