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Engineering Science AS - General Engineering


General Engineering: 410
Engineering Science AS

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in general 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 131 Principles of Chemistry I  (NSLD)
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing I 3
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
MATH 181 Calculus I  (MATF) 4
  Humanities  (HUMD)
Second Semester
  ENEE or ENES elective 3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research    (ENGF)
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
PHYS 161 General Physics I  (NSND) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution * 3
Third Semester
  ENEE or ENES or Science elective 3
  Health foundation
MATH 280 Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 262 General Physics II  (NSLD) 4
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution * 3
Fourth Semester
  ENEE or ENES or science elective 6
MATH 282 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 263 General Physics III  (NSLD) or elective  3-4
  Arts distribution  3
Total credit hours  63-64


*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 - General

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

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in the areas they choose their elective coursework.
  • Make basic designs of systems in their area of choice using analytical and numerical methods.
  • Use appropriate computer application software in engineering.

Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet General Education requirements

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