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Engineering Science AS - Nuclear Engineering


Nuclear Engineering: 405
Engineering Science A.S.

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in nuclear engineering. Specific requirements in colleges vary, and the student preparing for a particular institution may, with approval, change the sequence listed below. 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 www.montgomery- 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
ENEE 140 Introduction to Programming  Concepts for Engineers 2
MATH 280 Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 262 General Physics II  (NSLD)
  Arts distribution  3
Fourth Semester
ENES 240 Scientific and Engineering Computation 3
ENES 232 Thermodynamics 3
MATH 282 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 263 General Physics III  (NSLD)
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution * 3
Total credit hours 63

*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 determined by the Accuplacer Math Test, AP/IB credit, or transfer credits.

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

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 systems and reactors using analytical and numerical methods in the area of nuclear engineering.
  • Use computer application software in computer engineering.

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