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Engineering Science AS - Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering: 404
Engineering Science AS

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in mechanical 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 mechanical 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
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
ENGL 102
Critical Reading, Writing and Research
  Health foundation  1
MATH 181 Calculus I (MATH) 4
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 221 Dynamics 3
MATH 280 Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 262 General Physics II (NSLD) 4
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution*
Fourth Semester
ENES 232 Thermodynamics 3
ENES 220 Mechanics of Materials 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 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 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.
▪    ENES 240 (3) IS NOT required for the MC AS Mechanical Engineering degree, but is accepted as an equivalent to
MATH 206 (1) and ENES 272 (2) at UMCP.

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

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

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in mechanics and energy system.
  • Analyze and design simple mechanical system using analytical method.
  • Use computer application software in mechanical engineering.

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